Duke Cancer Institute breast surgical oncologist Oluwadamilola "Lola" Fayanju will join Vernetta Alston (Durham City Council member) and Deria P. Hayes (interim pro bono director at North Carolina Central University School of Law) later this month as featured speakers at a Women of Durham program event hosted by StrongHer TogetHer, a non-profit supporting Durham girls.
Alston will talk about "Engaging Your life and the Life of Others." Fayanju's topic is "How to Light it Up Without Burning Out: Lessons in Resilience for Young Women." Hayes will address "The Heart of Legal Advocacy." The event will be held on Saturday, February 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Carolina Central University School of Law.
The Women of Durham program series is held on a quarterly basis. The Feb. 24 event is free-of-charge and open to the public, but registration is suggested. North Carolina Central University School of Law is located at 640 Nelson Street in Durham. View Map For more information, download the event flyer.
StrongHer TogetHer was founded last spring by Duke medical oncologist Veshana Ramiah, MD.
"Our mission is to help build empowering and supportive relationships among girls from every corner of our community," said Ramiah, who practices at Duke Cancer Center North Durham. "StrongHer TogetHer was created for girls who, though different in many ways, share a desire for inclusivity and acceptance."
In addition to the Women of Durham speaker series, Ramiah has partnered with Stacey Donoghue to offer monthly outings and activities to girls throughout Durham. The organization also provides scholarship opportunities.
"Through our scholarship program, local girls can realize dreams and goals," shared Donoghue. "Some will go to camp. Others may opt to learn to play a musical instrument. The opportunities are endless."