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Essence Magazine Sponsors Ten Lehman Students at Conference

November 30, 2010

From left: Suzette Ramsundar, coordinator of the Herbert H. Lehman Student Leadership Development Center, and Lehman students Joanna Gomez, Stefi Louissant, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Natalee Smith, and Kerri-ann McHayle-Henry at the Essence Magazine Women's Conference.

Essence Magazine sponsored ten Lehman female student leaders at its annual Women's Conference on November 4. The conference, held at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel, was designed to encourage and develop women's entrepreneurial goals, personal wellness, and career growth.

"I felt a sense of hope and empowerment after the conference," said Lehman senior Stefi Louissaint.

The students benefited from workshops such as "Blogging for Business" and "Dress to Impress." They met Glenda Hatchett, former television judge and author of Dare to Take Charge: How to live Your Life on Purpose. Judge Hatchett talked about being authentic and believing in the value of telling your story.

"This was a wonderful experience for students to learn leadership theory and see it modeled in many of our contemporary female leaders from different walks of life," said Suzette Ramsundar, coordinator of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for Student Leadership Development. "They will remember this experience for a long time."