The Student Leadership Network (SL Network) recently produced their annual (Em)Power Breakfast, a gathering of 700 guests to celebrate more than 2,500 girls who are impacted by The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS) in New York City. The event honors the organization’s students and their achievements, as well as business and philanthropic leaders for their commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty through equalizing education.

Actress and philanthropist Tracee Ellis Ross joined the event, via Skype, and was interviewed by fellow Brown and TYWLS of East Harlem alumnae Jo’Nella Ellerbe and Geetanjali Gunanathan. Tracee chatted about the importance of finding mentors and how she came to be inspired to serve as a voice for women in today’s world.

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