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Woman to Woman – Women's Café at RCC

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We are excited to host our first Women's Café, an opportunity for women to engage in conversations about health, wellness, and financial planning, learn about opportunities to enrich their lives, and empower them to move forward in 2022.

This event will run from Monday, April 11, 2022, to Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Participating vendors include women entrepreneurs who sell jewelry, clothing, handmade crafts, and other products, along with local community partners who offer services to enrich women's lives. In addition, we will host an exciting lineup of different guest speakers daily at 1:30 pm, who will share their life experiences and offer insights into a rewarding future.

Please attend and invite your friends and colleagues to join us! This event is FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All are welcome, regardless of gender identity! The Women's Cafe will be open each day from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Student Commons hallway (Building 3, first floor).

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact us directly. If you wish to participate as a vendor, please complete our registration form and return it to Nancy Santos at nsantos@rcc.mass.edu.

Woman to Woman Vendors & Speakers

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Shana Bryant
Organizer of Chaos, Curator of Signature Experiences, and Creator of the one and only Trifecta Approach
Shana Bryant is a thought leader in event planning, black women and girls empowerment, strategic planning and goal setting. 

CEO and Founder of Shana Bryant Consulting (SBC), Shana Bryant discovered her knack for organization by way of her son’s sports teams and Parent Teacher Association meetings. Shana has a keen ability to understand and execute her clients’ vision and create manageable timelines, while holding teams accountable. SBC has worked with over 200+ organizations, including the NAACP Boston Branch, UNCF, and BECMA. Through SBC, Shana helps small businesses create flawless, high-impact functions through education, training, and curated experiences.

With several years of experience and scores of events under her tutelage Shana found herself mentoring less seasoned planners about how to achieve industry success. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shana created Course Trifecta, an online event planning platform for entrepreneurs and corporations. With Shana’s thoughtful developed content executing an event with the Trifecta framework assures you will be relying on fail proof logistics and superior customer service.

Adanma K. Ude
Regional Director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, New England

Adanma K. Ude (she/hers) is the Regional Director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, New England and the co-chair of the Parent and Community Education and Involvement Advisory Council for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She is a lifelong resident of the City of Boston. Has been a community member of the Mattapan neighborhood for twenty years and counting. Adanma is passionate about community engagement, educational equity, and family advocacy. Her educational background includes a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University, Boston and a B.A. in English from Suffolk University, Boston. When Adanma is not building professionally or networking-she enjoys spending quality time with her seven-year-old son, Jeremiah, running her small catering business, and finding safe ways to stay connected with family and friends.

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Dr. LaTasha Sarpy
Co-founder of GENNEW, Inc.

Dr. LaTasha Sarpy is a co-founder of GENNEW, Inc., a mental health agency located in Dedham, MA. Gennew serves children, families, couples and adults. Gennew is a mental health organization with a mission to serve the most vulnerable from a strength-based, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens. Dr. Sarpy is a Professor of Sociology at Bunker Hill Community College. In addition to teaching, LaTasha works on multiple initiatives inside and outside of the classroom. LaTasha served as the Faculty Liaison for the Museum of African American History and is a founding member of the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth. For the past seven years, LaTasha has worked on developing a culturally inclusive pedagogy and implementing transformative initiatives in her classroom. Dr. Sarpy serves on three boards and is a proud Boston native, born, raised, and educated. She holds a doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University and a Masters in Social Work from Wheelock College. She is a wife, a mom of three and an active community member.