Divinity attended two workshops during the course of the conference. The first workshop, Raising Hope: Taking Action to Protect and Empower Women, featured the following esteemed advocates for women's rights:
- Ángel Cabrera, President, Thunderbird School of Global Management
- Christine Karumba, Country Director, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Women for Women International
- Somaly Mam, President, Somaly Mam Foundation; President, Acting for Women in Distressing Situations (AEFSIP)
- May Yu, Project Manager, 1Well
ABOVE: Divinity with Somaly Mam (http://www.somaly.org/), a staunch advocate of women's rights and courageous survivor of Cambodia's vicious and lucrative human sex trafficking trade.
The second workshop Divinity attended was entitled: Building an Organization. Facilitated by Cheryl Dorsey, the President of Echoing Green, this unique and informative skills-building workshop provided young social entrepreneurs with advice, warnings, and many valuable lessons about taking the necessary steps to develop a project that is both organizationally and financially sustainable.
On Day 1 of the Conference, Divinity was selected for a live television interview by the local newstation in Austin, Texas.
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On Day 3 of the Conference, Divinity participated in the CGIU Community Service Project, a clean-up of Rosewood Park.
"Attending this conference was such an amazing experience and I am grateful for the opportunity. I met many young people who have courageously decided to pursue their passions. They are taking small steps to solve big problems in the world. I will definitely apply all of the knowledge I gained during this awesome weekend to my work with AGYA."
ABOVE: Divinity with other young social activists who are doing work in Africa.
In the next few weeks, Divinity will develop her "Committment," a proposal prepared by GGIU members that offer creative solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems. The Clinton Foundation will offer funding opportunities for the most outstanding Committment proposals.