Riverside’s Empowering Young Women’s Conference is virtual this year – Press-Enterprise


“Her Story” is the theme for the 20th annual Empowering Young Women’s Conference, a collaborative effort of the Adrian Dell and Carmen Roberts Foundation and Howmet Aerospace.

In previous years, the conference, designed for girls and young women ages 12 to 21, was held at Riverside City College, and more than 200 usually attended, according to a news release.

This year, because of the pandemic, the conference will be held virtually, with sessions 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Saturday in March.

The conference includes activities and guest speakers.

This year’s keynote speaker is LeShuana Evans, who supports the U.S. Department of Defense in STEM education, outreach and workforce development as a contractor in Alexandria, Va.

Video guests at the conference include Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber of the U.S. Naval Academy; Valorie Burton, president and chief executive officer of CaPP Institute; Dr. Yolanda Harold, an anesthesiologist; Alesia Martin, senior project engineer, King’s Hawaiian, Western Region; Dr. Lauren Mathews, owner of Mathews Dental Group; actress and model Lee Rodriguez; and Monica Stockhausen, founder and chief executive officer of Nerdy Girls and the Proven Method.

Registration deadline is March 3. To register, go to bit.ly/2LJuet9.

The Adrian Dell and Carmen Roberts Foundation, formerly Riverside Black History Parade Committee, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in honor of founders Adrian Dell and Carmen Roberts. The foundation focuses on the development of events and activities such as the Riverside Black History Parade, Expo and Car Show and the Empowering Young Women’s Conference.

To donate to support the Adrian Dell and Carmen Roberts Foundation, go to www.adcrfoundation.org.

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