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Janice Ferebee, MSW, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, global female empowerment expert, and elected official, with a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2). She is the founder & Chief Woman Warrior (CWW) of Ferebee Enterprises International, LLC, a global female empowerment social enterprise. With over 40 years' expertise, Janice, the first African American Models Editor for Seventeen Magazine (late 1970s), has the distinction of being recognized by BET Teen Summit, The Oprah Winfrey Show and ESSENCE Magazine, for her award-winning GOT IT GOIN' ON® (GIGO) empowerment brand and program for girls of color. She is a two-time Stage 2B fallopian tube cancer survivor blessed with over 30 years in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. She has turned her unique personal and professional life experiences into tools to help educators, parents, practitioners and leaders of girl-serving organizations, to empower girls and young women of color -- to build confidence and cultural pride, develop personal action plans, and create blueprints for their lives.
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