2018 Leaders for Life Event

2018, Leaders for Life -"Chosen to Lead" event   

This one day leadership event was held on August 7, 2018, from 7:30am-4:30pm, at Valencia College Osceola Campus. This event was open to rising 10th-12th grade female students who attend a high school and reside in Osceola County. Our theme this year was “Chosen to Lead” with attendees being trained in leadership skills from successful career women throughout the community.

Our keynote speaker this year was Annetta Wilson, President, Speak with Ease, Communication Strategist, Certified Mastery Coach, and 2017 Orlando Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” Award winner. All sessions were devoted to empowering our future leaders to think big, dream big, and become the next generation of global trailblazers for the 2018-19 school year and beyond.

Event mentors

This year's  agenda included the following topics: “Energy Bus”, Mandy Morgan, “Chosen to Lead", The Honorable Katrina Scarborough, "Resume Building”, Margaux Pratt, “Work/Life Balance”, Chianti Sivek, “Health/Wellness & Zumba”, Marie Tortora, “Dressing for Your Success Journey”, Twis Lizasuain, “Reflections/Take-a-ways”, Ali Iorio.

In addition, one attendee, Justyce McFarlane, a junior from St. Cloud HS, won a $1,000 scholarship from the Education Foundation to be used toward a college or school of her choice upon graduating from high school. All attendees were provided breakfast and lunch along with a leadership certificate of participation and door prizes thanks to our sponsor, The Foundation of Education, Osceola County.  


 Our future leaders who will make a difference!