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Female entrepreneurs share personal stories with DIA students

Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Ishita Gupta said, “I just recently moved to the Boston Edison District and passed by your school every day on my way to work, until one day I decided I was going to stop in.”

For a month Gupta visited Detroit International Academy speaking with, encouraging and fostering confidence for participation for the first ever “Speak Up” assembly addressing confidence, leadership, and using your voice.

With her Gupta, brings six powerful women entrepreneurs to share personal stories and discuss how to boost your confidence, tap into the leader you already are, bullying, and sisterhood.

Freshman Kylee Lloyd says working with Gupta was “exquisite.”

These women, Sonia Grossi a specialized leadership coach; Jordan Hayles, comedic writer and author; Christine Ciona, founder of KIVA Wellness and Joy Guru; Michelle Yee, award-winning, Toronto based documentary & editorial photographer; Julia Wojnar, founder of Unleash Your Presence; and Danielle Madden, entrepreneur and financial specialist helped freshman Mo-Nay Palmore “gain confidence from listening to the ladies talk and I found it inspiring.”

“I benefited from this because it taught me to have confidence and always to be joyful," freshman Makayla Thomas said.


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