Tri Sigma’s Launchpad is a pre-Convention leadership opportunity to come together and learn strategies for personal and professional success. Thanks to the generosity of a few Tri Sigmas, the Foundation was able to award Launchpad Scholarships. Every scholarship helped alleviate the additional hotel cost for the night prior to the program.
Congratulations to the following 38 Tri Sigmas who received a 2019 Launchpad Scholarship!
|Full Name||Initiation Chapter|
|Karen Aho||Epsilon Eta|
|Heather Baker||Gamma Xi|
|Christine Cassidy||Epsilon Pi|
|Miranda Cromley||Gamma Xi|
|Caroline Degeyter||Alpha Mu|
|Sydney Dodson||Alpha Mu|
|Megan Fowler||Alpha Mu|
|Cecilia Fruge||Alpha Mu|
|Haven Gerstenlauer||Alpha Mu|
|Lauren Green||Alpha Mu|
|Rachel Greene||Beta Epsilon|
|Britney Hatfield||Alpha Mu|
|Shelby Hester||Gamma Psi|
|Miranda Himel||Alpha Mu|
|Sarah King||Eta Rho|
|Renee Kries||Iota Alpha|
|Missy Martin||Epsilon Zeta|
|Nancy McCarley||Zeta Gamm|
|Jessica Miller||Gamma Xi|
|Tracy Mitchell||Gamma Xi|
|Jordan Nelson||Theta Epsilon|
|Paige Newman||Theta Delta|
|Michelle Osborn-Hallet||Epsilon Eta|
|Brenda Osterman Ray||Alpha Psi|
|Cecilia Paetsch||Epsilon Omicron|
|Christy Paul||Delta Phi|
|Courtney Powelson||Beta Epsilon|
|Megan Reinhardt||Eta Sigma|
|Lori Richard||Beta Delta|
|Jill Schmidt||Epsilon Omicron|
|Margaret Shepherd||Alpha Mu|
|Amy Skinner||Eta Nu|
|Ashley St. Romain||Alpha Mu|
|Nirali Surati||Eta Rho|
|Xena VanDusartz||Beta Pi|
|Kelly Woods||Alpha Pi|
On Friday, June 28 from 8 am to 12 pm, participants will learn about habits for building wealth, identify a personal brand statement and learn how to convert big goals in achievable small projects. This educational program is FREE thanks to 100% Tri Sigma Foundation funding.
Launchpad supports continued personal and professional development for Tri Sigmas:
- Learning about habits that can help you build wealth regardless of profession or income
- Learning how to define, assess and evolve your personal brand
- Learning how to find free and low-cost help to achieve your goals
Get to know Diony Cespedes our keynote speaker!
Diony Cespedes, MBA, is a financial coach and business strategist who defines wealth as Health + Happiness + Cash + Income Producing Assets. She built Sole Strivers Financial Fitness, a wealth building consultancy, to help clients achieve goals related to financial wealth and ell-being. Sole Strivers Financial Fitness provides educational seminars and coaching in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Diony has more than 15 years of corporate and start-up experience, playing lead roles in over 160 projects with budgets ranging from $10,000 to $100 million. She has created and/or executed strategies for large organizations including: ABN AMRO Bank, Rothschild Advisors, Warner Music Group, Aetna, and the State University of New York.
Diony is the author of Make Your Dreams Happen—5 Steps to Turn Your Dreams into Realities, a goal attainment guide. Diony is also a personal finance journalist whose work has appeared in: LatinTrends Magazine, Triple the Focus, World Bride Magazine, The Network Journal, BET.com, and NV Magazine.
Diony earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Marketing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, a certificate in Finance from Baruch College, and an MBA from Howard University, where she was a Howard University Trustee Scholar. She speaks French and Spanish and is a recipient of the Dena Coye Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award from the National Minority Business Council.