Subject: #SoulBlast - African-American Women Trailblazing in the Maker Movement | Panel Discussion on Aug 25th!

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#SoulBlast - African-American Women Trailblazing in the Maker Movement | Panel Discussion on Aug 25th!

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by WQED Education

Join us for an inspiring discussion 
with African-American women 
trailblazing in the Maker Movement.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

@ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

This one-day event is to expose African-American girls (ages 8-16 years old) to people, places, and possibilities available for designing and creating new products/services to foster an entrepreneurial spirit.  Participants will hear from panel discussions featuring local women entrepreneurs embracing the Maker Movement to rethink beauty, health, hair, and fashion.

Before the panel discussion, author, Lesley Ware will share a TED-style talk about her journey as a maker, author, and educator. Lesley is the author of several fashion books, Sew Fab: Sewing and Style for young Fashionistas and How to be a Fashion Designer.

The panelists for include nine dynamic entrepreneurs:

• Toya Rainey, A Hair Boutique Shadyside

• Larissa Lane, author of The Blueprint

• Nena Ansari, The Professional Barber Institute

• Sanna Gaspard, Ph.D. Founder & CEO, Rubitection, Inc.

• Courtney Williamson, Ph.D. CEO at AbiliLife Inc

• Tamiah Bridgett, Founder, Diversame’

• Nicole Manns, Founder, Nikki’s Magic Wand

• Nisha Blackwell, Founder, Knotzland

• LaKeisha Wolfe, Founder, Ujamaa Collection


The event is open to the public at no cost 
however, registration is required

Children under 13 years old must attend with an adult.

This event is made possible via funding from
Remake Learning: Great Remake grant.


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