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A Perspective on Leadership Through the Eyes of a Woman of Color

A Perspective on Leadership Through the Eyes of a Woman of Color

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)


Gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that have risen from the upheaval within the law enforcement system, and how it has positively impacted the lives of young girls in the WNY Community!  Hear from Nekia Kemp, the Executive Director of the Buffalo Police Athletic League, a non-profit whose mission is to improve the immediate and future quality of life for youth through enrichment and recreational programming in collaboration with law enforcement.  She will discuss her challenges working in this predominantly white male oriented organization, and the opportunities she has had to make impactful changes; the adversity that has affected the organization with the recent focus on police brutality,  and her mission to remain a positive role model in a world that can present as negative.


Nekia Kemp is a Buffalo native, with a Bachelor of Arts in Health & Human Services from the University at Buffalo, with a minor in Sociology.  She has her Masters in Executive Leadership & Change with a concentration in nonprofit leadership from Daemen College.  She has over 25 years of professional & supervisory experience working in the nonprofit community with children and youth in diverse educational settings, and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Police Athletic League of Buffalo. She sits on the Board of Directors for the NY State Network for Youth Success, the Johnny B. Wiley sports complex and is a member of the WNY Youth Sports task force initiative with the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C.Wilson Jr. Foundation.  Nekia has been recognized extensively for the work she has done for the youth of our WNY community, with awards from Buffalo Business First 40 under 40, the Mayor's Youth Award by the Black Achievers Organization, " Women Who Walk in Footsteps of Greatness", Buffalo Peace Award, recognized as a " Women Touching the World" and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Daemen College. 

DON'T MISS OUR ENTIRE WOMEN WHO RISE SPEAKER SERIES, Featuring the following speakers:


August 26th - Lynn Julian - Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor -" The Secret to Resiliency - How to Survive  and Thrive"


September 23rd - Ellen Grant Deputy Mayor, City of Buffalo - " Everyday a Step Forward"


October 21st - Amanda AlfordEntrepreneur and Women's Empowerment Advocate -" The Journey of Challenges"

November 11th - Elaine Cunningham-Walker - Forbes Featured Education Consultant - " A Purpose to Your Pain"


December 2ndNekia Kemp Executive Director, Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Inc.


NO CHARGE for SheCAN! Members

GUESTS PAY $ 15.00 for each individual event in the Women Who Rise series 


$ 50 to register for all 5 events in the series ( Video replays of all events in the series will be provided with your purchase)


August 26th - Lynn Julian - Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

September 23rd - Ellen Grant - Deputy Mayor, City of Buffalo

October 21st - Amanda Alford - Entrepreneur and Women's Empowerment Advocate

November 11th - Elaine Cunningham-Walker - Forbes Featured Education Consultant

December 2nd - Nekia Kemp - Executive Director, Buffalo Police Action League

All events are live at Noon with a replay at 7 PM.  

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