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Dee C. Marshall’s “Win Rock & Rule” Women Empowerment Inspires Action

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Dee C. Marshall’s “Win Rock & Rule” Women Empowerment Inspires Action

Event Raises Monies and Connects BlackFem, Inc. with Partners to Adopt Ten Schools to Teach Girls About Financial Literacy in Newark


With an official welcome to the City of Newark from Honorable Mayor Ras Baraka, more than 450 women filled the room at the Prudential Tower on March 28. They were from diverse backgrounds in culture, ethnicity and careers. Dee C. Marshall, CEO of Diverse and Engaged, LLC., partnered with Prudential, RWJBarnabas, L3 Technologies, Dfree, LaunchPad and Whole Foods, to host the 8th annual Win Rock & Rule professional development, networking and empowerment event.


Marshall said her heart is to motivate women to rise so “we can all go to the top together.” The event was a call to action for women to take a stand, which was why the theme this year was #AllRise. “We were charged to take the stand for something that we are deeply passionate about it… in our workplace, community, culture or for a cause. When we all rise, we are taking the ranking authority spaces in our careers, businesses and lives,” said Marshall. Hashtags used during the event: #WinRockRule and #PruEmpowers trended on Twitter showcasing myriad selfies, group photos, quotes and live streams.

The inspired action of the evening was when the women in the room donated to BlackFem, Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit, wealth and financial literacy organization designed for girls as young as 3 years old to women up to adulthood. With the mission to empower women and girls of color to build and sustain wealth, the organization is empowering females to create financial stability and …


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