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New partnership with Miss Kentucky International & Project ALOE

As a first-generation college student, my mom stressed the value of education and led by example by obtaining her MBA, while working and raising two children as a single mom. As a result, education has been an important part of my family culture and a personal passion.

I’m particularly passionate about the state of inequality within our education system as it relates to gender (globally) and socioeconomic status (both nationally and globally). For these reasons, I’m excited to announce my partnership with Project ALOE. Project ALOE, along with its community partners, supports and encourages college-bound girls by providing beauty essentials and education at a send-off event in honor of their achievements, while modeling the importance of giving back to others.

Project ALOE is an initiative rooted in the importance of educating women and promoting healthy living. Statistics have shown that educating women opens doors for more opportunities and has a positive, ripple effect on society. Through the simple act of offering college-bound girls health & beauty essentials and mentorship, Project ALOE strives to impact the lives of future generations locally and beyond. In less than five years, Project ALOE has provided hundreds of care packages for young women attending colleges and universities across the United States.

“Project ALOE has been a labor of love for almost 5 years. One day, I woke up and realized that I was in a position to give the help that I once needed. The Lord has blessed me with a servant’s heart, and I give Him the glory for the idea for Project ALOE. I look forward to encouraging more girls to pursue higher education and to assisting them on their journey,” said founder Jumoke Dada.
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Home Run for the House: Sponsored by the Louisville Bats

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I created Home Run for the House(TM) at the beginning of this year as a spring/summer fundraiser to benefit local Ronald McDonald House Charities chapters by partnering with minor league baseball teams to hold volunteer and in-kind donation drives in conjunction with Young Professionals Nights.

As “America’s pastime” and a popular outing for families, baseball games provide the perfect venue for mobilizing others to support RMHC families. Home Run for the House accomplishes 3 goals:

1. Secures donations for local Ronald McDonald House Chapters and increases visibility among young professionals

2. Engages local baseball organizations in philanthropic giving and increases visibility of philanthropic efforts within respective communities

3. Provides an atmosphere tailored to young professionals crowd to encourage attendance and support for local baseball teams
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Happy National CPR Week!

Happy CPR Week!

Did you know that 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in homes or residential settings? Take 60 seconds to learn the two steps of Hands-Only CPR at heart.org/handsonlycpr. You may double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse:

1) Call 911

2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest at the rate of 100 beats per minute until help arrives

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Go Red Girlfriends Party benefitting Go Red for Women

I’m beyond excited to partner with Hyp3 Fitness to host my first Go Red Girlfriends Party, benefitting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign.

If you’re in the Louisville-area, grab your girlfriends and join us to support the Go Red for Women Movement. Let’s stomp out heart disease as the no. 1 killer of women…one “step” at a time. All fitness levels are welcome! Click for full event info….

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Social Justice & Tech Panel @ 36|86

I’ll be in Nashville June 8 – 10 to attend the 36|86 Conference. 36|86’s mission is to bring southern thinkers, founders and investors together by hosting an annual event in Nashville and inviting a national audience to participate in the experience. This event gathers incredible startup businesses, proven business leaders and strategic investors for a celebration of entrepreneurship and southern culture. Ultimately, this event becomes a platform connecting the “doers,” the “makers,” and the “innovators” in the southeast, around the country, and across the globe.

I’ll be speaking on the Social Justice and Tech Panel, which will address the question: What projects are using data and technology to try to close gaps in various kinds of equality? I’ll be discussing MentorMe and my role as an Advisory Board member with 100 Girls of Code.

Our moderator will be Kate O’Neill, founder & CEO of KO Insights as well as a speaker, writer, startup advisor and consultant. Our other panelists are Bill DiPietro – Digital Reasoning and Jamie Pallot – Emblematic Group. As a social entrepreneur and a data nerd, I’m looking forward to a great conversation.

Check out 36|86’s website for more information on the schedule and how to register.