We are thrilled to share the incredible success of The Reel Effect TV’s recent event, the Gyrl Wonder Leadership Academy (GWLA)! This transformative week-long leadership camp was a celebration of empowerment, diversity, and creativity, providing a platform for exceptional young women of color! And let me tell you, it was packed with incredible opportunities and experiences.
The Gyrl Wonder Leadership Academy was an immersive experience designed to inspire and equip young women with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic worlds of beauty, tech, journalism, and entertainment. With renowned leaders and industry experts as mentors, the goal of the event was to foster self-discovery and passion while empowering these talented girls to pursue meaningful careers in their chosen fields. And boy, did we all succeed in doing just that!
Throughout the event, these college-student women got the chance to learn from some of the best in the industry. There were leaders and experts from various fields, including beauty, tech, journalism, and entertainment. And guess what? Yours truly, Meah Denee, was among the guest speakers too! One thing that was really important was the emphasis that was placed on building professional relationships because we really wanted to prepare these aspiring women for the real working world, and that meant learning how to create meaningful connections. It’s a crucial skill, and they did a fantastic job in driving that point home.
There was so much energy and passion all these young women brought to the table. They were hungry to learn and discover their true potential. And trust me, by the end of the event, they were all fired up and ready to take on the world! The Gyrl Wonder Leadership Academy was all about empowerment, diversity, and creativity. It wasn’t just about succeeding academically; they wanted to nurture the whole person. And that’s something that should really be admired!
Meah D. Barrington – Manager, Creative Development Allure & Glamour
Elizah Morales – Account Strategy Executive, Fashion
Rahel Gebreyes – Director of Content, Production, Vogue
Asiah James – Director, Emerging Audiences, Condé Nast Commercial
Soyini Driskell – Global VP, GQ/VF/Vogue Brand Marketing, Condé Nast Commercial Creative
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