Knowledge & Power, The Empowerment Project, Saturday, May 16, 9 am
9 am Doors Open / marketplace opens
10 am The Empowerment Project movie
An hour-long version of the movie
Plus a panel discussion moderated by Emily Rau, KMOV-TV
12 pm marketplace continues, Commons
The Empowerment Project is the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. The documentary spotlights positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. Watch the trailer HERE.
With May comes decision time – where to spend the summer, where to go to high school or college, what is the next step in life? Join Girls in the Know for a movie and a chat to empower our girls to think about what career futures might hold and ask the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail? Register today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knowledge-and-power-the-empowerment-project-movie-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-16462141709. Limited seating, tickets available online or at the door.
Meet Our Moderator & Panel
Emily Rau (moderator) – Emily anchors News 4 This Morning weekday mornings from 4:30-7 a.m. She also anchors News 4 at Noon. After joining KMOV in July of 2012, Emily reported from the St. Charles County newsroom, where she was responsible for writing, shooting, and editing her stories each day. She joined the morning show reporting team in the fall of 2013. Emily is a St. Louis area native. She grew up in Washington, Missouri and graduated from Washington High School. From there, Emily attended Missouri School of Journalism. While at Mizzou, she worked her way through the ranks at the local NBC affiliate, KOMU. Before joining KMOV, Emily was a reporter at WVEC, the ABC affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. There she covered everything from breaking news and crime, to tornadoes and hurricanes. Emily also reported extensively on the local military community. In 2014, Emily won her first Emmy award, for contributing to a KMOV colleague’s report. She also won a Missouri Broadcasters award for the same story.
Khalia Collier – Pioneer, Entrepreneur, Owner and General Manager of the St. Louis Surge Women’s Professional Basketball Team, Khalia Collier, has taken on the challenge of building the first sustainable women’s professional franchise. A St. Louis native, Khalia has seen her vision come to life by delving into sports management and taking on the task of re-branding the face of women’s athletics through the St. Louis Surge. Khalia values leadership, hard work, education, excellence and sportsmanship most, it is through these values her players are leaders and mentors in the community and finished this past season as National Champions.
Chelsea Crockett – 17 year old Creator and Star of BeautyLisciousInsider, Chelsea Crocket creates easy to follow YouTube tutorials with music and affordable products that anyone can follow to create their own look. With more than a million subscribers and 115 plus million views, Chelsea’s talent, fan engagement and her daily dedication to her videos, website and phone app have earned her a top spot in the make-up and fashion YouTube world and secured her a top spot in social media, appearing in media outlets such as Seventeen.com, TeenVogue.com, Nickelodeon, her own CNN/HLN TV show and on the cover of Trend Magazine. Chelsea is the one to keep your eye on YouTube!
Danielle Smith – Author, digital correspondent, lifestyle entrepreneur, spokesperson, media personality, lover of all things video, Danielle Smith is the founder of parenting and lifestyle website, ExtraordinaryMommy.com, and the author of Mom, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby and most recently Social Media Engagement for Dummies. She has worked as a Red Carpet correspondent at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the ProBowl and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games on behalf of P&G and has championed the fight against Child Hunger. She is a Social Good Ambassador for Johnson and & Johnson and teaches classes as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. As a result of her work, Smith has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and in USA Today, Forbes, and Publisher’s Weekly. A California girl, living in St. Louis with her family, she credits her small people, Delaney and Cooper as THE reason she follows her dreams.
Jennifer Cissell – With over 16 years experience in Engineering and Manufacturing, Jennifer Cissell received her Mechanical Engineering Degree from Carnegie Mellon and is currently working at P&G as the St. Louis Plant Site Delivery Leader. Originally from Ohio, Jennifer cares most about her family, especially her husband Dax and two sons Andrew and Evan. Jennifer is passionate, an inspirational leader and prides herself on mastery, creativity, learning, discipline and responsibility.
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