Speakers 2018-02-21T17:59:19+00:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Elaine Welteroth | Award-winning journalist, Media Personality & Former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue

Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, media personality, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. At the time of her hire, Welteroth was the youngest person and the second African-American ever to hold the Editor-in-Chief title in Condé Nast’s 107-year history.  Under her leadership, Teen Vogue‘s coverage expanded to include feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. In 2017, Welteroth also created and hosted the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit, which convened young women for a weekend of activism and empowerment, and included inspiring speakers such as Hillary Clinton and Ava DuVernay.

Considered a leading expert, advocate and voice for the next generation, Welteroth has been profiled and featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, ABC News, and The Daily Show.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Goldie Patrick | Founder, and Executive Director of F.R.E.S.H.H
A performer, producer and professor, Goldie E. Patrick is a Detroit native, working, living, and building artistic collaborations in Washington DC. Goldie is a spirited playwright, poet, performer, and teacher of hip-­hop education and culture. A bold advocate for Black women and girls, Goldie has gained recognition for her work as founder, and Executive Director of F.R.E.S.H.H. Inc, Females Representing Every Side of Hip-Hop, a burgeoning theatre company of Black women that cultivates and celebrates the voices of Black women and girls in theatre. A graduate of Howard University’s Theatre Arts Department, Goldie has performed from New York City, Charleston, South Carolina, Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Accra, Ghana and Johannesburg, South Africa. After writing, directing, and producing several plays, Patrick, published her first book of poetry in 2012 titled, Soulatude. Goldie has worked and performed Goldie is released her newest collection of poetry, Small Water Woman in winter of 2017 and her newest one woman play, Name Calling.

DJ BEAUTY AND THE BEATZ |  CELEBRITY DJ
Born in Las Vegas, NV, Sierra Serenity Roundtree aka DJ Beauty and the Beatz was exposed to music by her father before she could crawl. Passionate and professional, young DJ Beauty and the Beatz’s turntable prowess has never disappointed her audience. The 16-year-old’s style ranges from Hip Hop to pop to top 40’s to various electronic genres. Her client list has grown tremendously, consisting of players like DC Magazine, Betsy Johnson, South Moon Under, Sushi Rock, South Beach’s Cheese Burger Baby, Duke Ellington HS, Hardy Middle School, KIPP Charter Schools, Howard University, Grammy’s DC Chapter, and BET.
She has been featured on FOX 5 Morning News as well as ABC News. As a young and budding talent, DJ Beauty and the Beatz is looking forward to a promising future and has proclaimed the title of The Youngest Female DJ.