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It is important that the Fastgirls understand the resource we have in this community. This week, as we know, Syreeta was honored by Glamour Magazine and got to dress up in fancy threads to represent the dreams of all of us Dreamers. Our youngest Fastgirl was named one of the Top 20 Under 25!

She reached out to Sallomé (one of her many mentors), for advice on how to use this honor to propel her in her lane. In October she told Syreeta: “Yes, you’ve gotta use this award. Definitely let your school know about it. Tell everyone! They’ll take you more seriously because Glamour does.” So when her school, CUNY, asked where they could get details about the award and she hadn’t received PR materials from Glamour, she asked Sallomé for some help.

The e-mail she crafted and sent to Syreeta read:

SUNY BA STUDENT IS HONORED BY GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

Syreeta Gates (Class of ’12) was honored this Monday at Carnegie Hall as part of the Glamour Magazine 2010 Women of the Year Gala. Chelsea Clinton took the stage to introduce Gates as one of the Top 20 Women Under 25 for her work as Founder of The SWT Life – an organization committed to supporting young innovators through entrepreneurial coaching, personal development, and exposure to industry leaders. Gates was in good company, being honored alongside the likes of Donatella Versace and Julia Roberts. When asked what was the best part of the evening, she exclaimed,”Oprah Winfrey winked at me!”

Gates will continue making a mark, as she gears up for the publishing of her upcoming book Just BE Cause and continues the planning for a city-wide summit for teens in 2011 to aid them in exploring passions, distinguishing strengths, and articulating purpose.

See what CUNY posted HERE.

Again, congratulations to Syreeta! And Sallomé, keep doing what you do lady – growing human capital.

October 17th.  Six Fastgirls are taking on the challenge of submitting a book proposal by the end of Be the Expert (Dec 24, 2010).  With one another’s support they will research the best publishing houses for their work and have a proposal they are proud of to submit.

The six include:
Michelle Wonsley
Autumn Marie
Jasmine Stewart
Aisha Midgette
Syreeta Gates
and
Sallomé Hralima

Be sure to check in on them and offer resources if you have any.

 

Ashley Mui

 

 

Monica Dennis

 

 

Almitra Gasper

 

Akua Soadwa

 

                     

Autumn Marie

 

 

Dinah Louissant

 

 

Jasmine Stewart

 

 

Kyla Massey

 

 

Sallome Hralima

 

 

Shaheeda Smith

 

 

Syreeta Gates

 

 

Aisha Nailah

 

 

Kelli Williams

 

 

Raquel Wilson

 

 

MJ Hunt

 

 

Michelle Wonsley

 

 

Marisha Scott

 

 

Candice Watkins

 

 

Tyrice Coates Zidane

 

 

Alicia Boone

 

 

Angelica Deoleo