Feeling empowered is the result of committing to the work you do, inspiring those around you, and staying focused on your dreams - no matter how big. Empowered leaders cultivate empowerment in others by approaching challenges with courage, creativity, and vision. Think of this Path as a jolt of empowerment - with resources that encourage you to grab the leadership reigns, empower others in everything you do, and always work hard to achieve your dreams!
One of my favorite quotes by Dr. Maya Angelou is "nothing will work, unless you do". What this has always taught me was, if there is anything I want out of life, I have to put in the work. As leaders, no matter how successful, we learn very early that in order to lead we must first follow, we must first put in the work. This is the inspiration behind our StepUpStepOut campaign. It's all about stepping up to the challenge to be great and not being afraid to step out of what society has defined as the standard.
Nothing is more inspiring to me than when I see women lifting each other up. We like to say "real queens fix each other's crowns". So, as women on our individual paths, we should constantly be teaching, empowering, encouraging and inspiring other women along the way.
I once read a quote that said "girls who dream, become women with vision". This awesome truth goes hand in hand with my foundation. We stand firm on our name, Dare2Dream, because we know that as long as we continue to challenge young people to pursue their dreams, they will continue to thrive. They will test waters never before tested, they will climb mountains never before conquered, and they will achieve greatness never before dreamed. Their dreams will be the vision for the future.
Mazu, a digital social media platform based on core values and family-friendly content, announces its partnership with former Globetrotter Harlem Dreams Showman Harold “Lefty” WIlliams Dare2Dreamfoundation. The pair have created the Dare2Dream app, that is family-friendly, positive and appropriate for kids. Lefty Williams and his wife Shyneefa, who is an advocate for youth and young adults, will along with their family, share videos and content directly with kids and families. Their son CJ, who was a recent guest on NBC’s hit show “Lil Big Shots”, hosted by Steve Harvey, produced by Steve Harvey and Ellen Degeneres, will be the Dare2Dream apps child ambassador along with his siblings EJ and Kiara. They will be interacting on the app with other kids and providing content. The app contains many interactive features and children will be able to create personal avatars, chat with each other, complete challenges, play mini games and earn tokens and badges as they play along with the app. Lefty says, “As a parent it is extremely important to us that our kids are protected in the the spaces they are entering, especially on social media. It is extremely important that our kids learn how to use social media in a positive way and are exposed to positive content. That is why this partnership is extremely important, as it brings the Dare2Dream foundations values in a space for kids to interact in a safe and fun way”.