Thirty fifth-grade girls from Fort Worth ISD's Maudrie Walton Elementary participated in a March 6 graduation ceremony for Lipstick Ready, a program of mentoring organization Advising Generation Z (AGZ). The event coincides with Women’s History Month.
The students successfully completed "Pretty Girl Power," a four-week empowerment workshop with a focus on "mastering the art of removing insecurities, identifying strengths, needs and priorities, and recognizing behaviors that need adjusting to improve the way they see themselves," according to AGZ.
The graduates heard from a Pretty Powerful Woman panel that included Mayura Kulkarni, Miss DFW United States 2019; Keadra Jeter, a graphic specialist at Tarrant County College; Rebecca Sandoval, a traffic reporter for Cumulus Media, Anoittenette Ikoro, manager of social responsibility for the Dallas Wings and Madelyn Brene, singer and entrepreneur. The Walmart Foundation presented each graduate with a "Pretty Girl Crew" box that included a signed copy of Lipstick Ready's Pretty Girl Crew book and much more.
“By bringing together women of all races and socio-economic statuses to celebrate these young girls, Lipstick Ready is continuing its mission in building confidence, demonstrating diversity in leadership and setting high standards for the next generation of girls to own who they are,” according to a statement from AGZ.
Founded by Kristen Geez, AGZ offers two programs, Lipstick Ready for girls and Shepherds of Healing for boys. For more details, visit https://www.advisinggenerationz.com/.