Queen to Queen, Inc. Hosts Leadership Conference for a Different Kind of Student Leader

The Ladies in Waiting Conference prepares the next generation of HBCU Queens with fundamental tools for effective leadership
The Ladies in Waiting Conference will be held on Nov. 17 at Bowie State Univ.
The Ladies in Waiting Conference will be held on Nov. 17 at Bowie State Univ.
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Oct. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Washington, D.C. – On Nov. 17, Queen to Queen, Inc. will present the inaugural Ladies in Waiting Conference on the campus of Bowie State University with Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women, as the keynote speaker.

Miss Bowie State University 2012-2013, Ebony Paige, will host the conference.

“We are so pleased to have Dr. Jones-DeWeever provide the keynote speech at our conference”, said Queen to Queen, Inc. Co-Founder and Conference Vice Chair Anisah Rasheed. “Leadership comes in many forms. Queens of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are not usually recognized as the strong and competent leaders they are. As a former queen, I certainly understand the role and with Dr. Jones-DeWeever addressing conference attendees, it’s clear she sees the relevance in preparing these vital student body leaders.”

The Ladies in Waiting Conference is designed to encourage and inspire young women to take on roles of leadership as their HBCU's queen.

During the one-day conference, Queen to Queen will bring together high school seniors and college women in the Greater Washington-Metropolitan Area to provide them with the advice, guidance, and tools every effective leader needs beginning on Day One. The Ladies in Waiting Conference will cover topics ranging from public speaking to ethical decision-making and image management to platform development.

“The Ladies in Waiting Conference is a one-of-a kind experience,” said Jessica Canty, conference chairwoman and former queen. “Earning the title of ‘Miss’ on any college campus is a daunting, but not impossible, task. You have to know how to campaign on a college campus, how to determine what your platform should be, who should be on your team, when and how to address the media, and how to either win or lose gracefully among many other things. It’s not all glitz and glamour. Becoming and then being a Queen is leadership at its finest.”

Established in 2009 and incorporated in 2010, Queen to Queen, Inc. is an organization geared toward current and former queens of HBCUs as well as professional African-American women.

Created by two former queens of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the organization strives to build a network of women that will serve as mentors, sounding boards, and professional contacts across the country for Queen to Queen members; act as models of professional women of color to young women; and be examples of the high-quality education and advancement available through our nation’s HBCUs.

For more information or to register for Queen to Queen, Inc.’s Ladies in Waiting Conference, visit www.QueentoQueen.com/LIWConference.html.
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