Notes from Northampton

20150411_165341.jpgHello Visionaries!! I’m feeling so blessed to be back in Northampton for the Diverse Smithies retreat series.  The purpose of this retreat series is to help current undergraduates of color get connected with alumnae of color and to gain skills necessary for navigating life as a woman of color in this society.

For this retreat, I will be facilitating a session entitled, “Cultivating Personal Growth for Professional Success” with the intention of giving each woman the tools to increase their sense of self-empowerment and set their life trajectory towards growth and expansion.

In his book, The Alchemist, Paul Coelho writes, “…when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”.  My goal is to help the women of Smith College and YOU clarify your vision, so that all the universe may conspire with you!

If you have not yet joined us for Books and Brunch, claim your seat for our last group of the year to discuss The Alchemist.  We will meet at First Watch in Bowie Town Center on December 9 at 11:00 am.  I believe you will leave our discussion energized and ready to illuminate your vision for 2018! See you there!


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Aziza E. Jones is a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience working in elite medical institutions, community based mental health and Military communities in the United States and abroad. Her work in Europe and Asia has had a profound impact on how she views herself and the role she plays in both her local and global community. She is passionate about improving the lives of individuals and communities as they journey towards wholeness and well-being while striving to secure social justice. Ms. Jones is a highly skilled mental health clinician, an innovative thought leader in understanding cultural competence as it relates to mental health, and an educator of new and established mental health service providers. She holds a MSW degree from the premier Smith College School for Social Work and has been recognized by the Smith College Executive Standing Committee for originality and exploring new perspectives in Clinical Social Work research with her Master's Thesis entitled, Humor as Resilience: African-American Stand-up Comedy and Collective Identity. Aziza is a native of Maryland and was reared in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

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