Guineans Succeeding in America hosts second annual Women’s Conference virtually

Keynote speaker Mariama Ciré Keïta

Guineans Succeeding in America (GSA), a nonprofit organization empowering the Guinean-American community through education and professional development, will be holding its second annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Every year, the conference seeks to not only address the issues and challenges that Guinean women face, but to also inform, inspire, empower and build a network of women who are actively involved in bringing positive change to their communities. The conference aims to bring together students, job seekers and both young and experienced professionals to network and to motivate one another.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Navigating the workplace as a woman.”

The conference will include panels in which women professionals from a variety of fields speak to this year’s theme, define success in their careers, and provide advice on how women overall can adapt to, succeed in, and advance in workplace environments.

The panels and presentations will touch on the following issues:
● How to break into fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented, including getting a position and addressing the barriers women face to pursuing their education.
● How to stand out in the workplace environment, including standing out as an employee, developing leadership skills and advocating for yourself in the workplace.
● Advice on do’s and don’ts in the workplace, resume and cover-letter writing, as well as writing professional emails and developing interviewing, informational interview, and networking skills.

Speakers include: Mariama Ciré Keïta, CEO of Mkinc. and Communication Expert who serves as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Mariama Tounkara, Operations Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Fatoumata Diallo, Grants Manager at The Fund for Global Human Rights and co-founder of the Women’s Relief Initiative; Rahilou Diallo, a creative producer based in Brooklyn and host of the “Toilet Podcast;” and Batouly Camara, professional basketball player and CEO of Women and Kids Empowerment (W.A.K.E.).

This year, the conference is taking place virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For more information, please contact GSA by phone at (917) 379-2360 or (646) 462-8599 or by email at

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