New York City — Guineans Succeeding in America (GSA), a nonprofit organization that empowers the Guinean-American community through education and professional development, will be holding its fifth annual GSA conference on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year, the conference is taking place virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Every year, the conference brings together students, distinguished professionals and government officials so they can network, empower and inspire one another.
This year’s theme, “Embracing Change in the Face of COVID-19,” is centered around giving students and professionals advice on how to navigate college, job hunting and the workplace environment in a pandemic. We will have keynote speakers as well as three breakout sessions on personal branding, mentorship and professional development and college environment and enrollment. Students and young professionals will hear from students as well as professionals from a variety of backgrounds.
“This year, we are centering our annual conference around embracing change in the face of the coronavirus pandemic,” Hadja Fatoumata Doumbouya, GSA’s president, said in a statement. “Students and professionals are faced with unprecedented circumstances now that they are being asked to study as well as work and find internships and jobs virtually, and the additional challenges that the pandemic has placed on extracurricular activities and socializing. We feel that it is important to have esteemed students and professionals give our audience advice on how to navigate this uncharted territory.”
Speakers include Mohamed Beavogui, former United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Development Finance and Risk Management Executive; Hadiatou Wann, an award-winning adult and children’s author and the founder of “I Am African and I Can,” a women’s empowerment blog that highlights Black women; Gladys Foyoh, a Deal Strategist for Blend, a financial technology company, and a volunteer with social impact organizations; Mouhamed Mouctar Diallo, the National Public Sector Associate Director with Medicines360 and Founder and President/CEO of Uplift Africans, Inc.; and Mohamed Saliou Camara, Professor of History, Philosophy and Mass Communication and the Chair of the Department of African Studies at Howard University.
Attendees are encouraged to use the hashtags #HereToSucceed and #GSAConference2020 as well as tag @GSAUSA224 on Twitter throughout the conference.
If you have any additional questions or are seeking more information, please contact GSA by phone at (917) 379-2360 or (646) 462-8599 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.