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LAAAWPPI Introduces “Lean In” with LAAAWPPI Reception

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Pictured are Patrice Marshall-McKenzie, Event Planner, Charisse Bremond Weaver, Brotherhood Crusade CEO and keynote speaker, Angela Gibson, LAAAWPPI chair, Kim Freeman, Assistant Dean at UCLA and keynote speaker, Valerie Shaw, LAAAWPPI board member and Joy Atkinson, LAAAWPPI Executive Director."

The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy (LAAAWPPI) recently launched a series of leadership networking mixers.  The women learned about purposeful leadership from African American women who are making a difference in their communities. The inaugural mixer featured Charisse Bremond Weaver, CEO of Brotherhood Crusade, Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU – Unite Long Term Care Workers, and Kimberly Freeman, Assistant Dean of Diversity Issues and Community Relations for the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.

Introduced in 2002, LAAAWPPI is a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the numbers of African American women in leadership positions in the public policy, civic and political arenas by providing professional development through educational programs, seminars and workshops.  Hosted on the campus of the University of Southern California, the program components consist of intensive classroom study including role-play and evaluation of leadership skills, as well as panel presentations with academic, corporate, public policy, public affairs and community leaders. For more information, visit www.laaawppi.org.

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