Here's everything that you need to know about the inaugural iShapeMe Girls Day!
When: Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Breed Leadership Center at Columbia College in Columbia, SC.
Who: Girls ages 10-16
How: Tickets are $10. Before clicking Register Now, please review the Breakout Sessions below. Each ticket includes a t-shirt, lunch and snacks!
What to Wear: We ask that girls plan to wear comfortable bottoms with the official iShapeMe Girls Day
t-shirt. Girls will receive t-shirts at check-in.
What to Bring: Notebook, writing utensil and positive attitude!
What to Expect: Fun, fun and more fun! iShapeMe Girls Day is all about empowering girls and women! We have craft stations, performances, speakers, a dance party and cool breakout sessions on many topics. Check out the various breakout session options before you register!
De’Aira Bryant is a computer science doctoral student and STEM education advocate at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research explores how children can interact with social robots. De’Aira is a native of Estill, South Carolina and an alumna of the University of South Carolina. She works in the Human-Automation Systems (HumAnS) Lab where she frequently travels around the world to share her insights about STEM, robotics and artificial intelligence.
Faith > Fear Session
Sydney is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and teaches Kindergarten in the Upstate. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she’s passionate about faith, family, and future. She loves to read, write, and fellowship with others. You can follow Sydney on Instagram @thesydneyprice or check out her faith blog at
Lauren Harper is the South Carolina State Director for Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign. Prior to her role with the campaign, she served as Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin's Policy and Communications Advisor. Lauren is also CEO of CityBright, LLC., a consulting firm crafted specifically for the public and voluntary sectors.
Lauren is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has called Columbia home for seven years.
Lauren loves, more than anything, encouraging and empowering young women, and she looks forward to sharing her story and God-given wisdom with the ladies of iShapeMe.
You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @laurenjhharper
Ally Bowen is the CEO and founder of Fit to Sparkle, a wellness studio for women providing nutrition, fitness and mindset coaching. She is also co-founder of Fit toSparkle Queens pageant prep and coaching.
Ally is a nationally renowned motivational speaker and author and is also a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Balance Fitness Trainer.
Ally is the reigning 2018 Mrs. Petite USA.
Money Moves Session
Dana S. Branham has worked in financial services for over 12 years. She recently published her first book, Money Mayday: 7 Steps to Cleaning Up Your Money Mess. Money Mayday walks readers through, in an easy conversational tone, the sometimes-difficult steps to cleaning up their money mess. Through a Biblically-based approach, Branham shares her own journey of cleaning up the mess created while running her own business.
Lights, Camera, Action! Session
Karina Young is a graduate from Winthrop University with a B. A. in Communications. She is from Greenville, SC and is a lover of all things entertainment! Karina currently works for Summit Media as a promotions assistant for HOT 98.1 and 107.3 JAMZ! You can also hear her on your airwaves on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12am-5am in HOT 98.1 Her ultimate dream job is to work in television production as a producer and be an entertainment reporter!
Lights, Camera, Action! Session
Bri Briggs has a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of South Carolina. She currently works at Summit Media in Greenville, SC as an on-air talent for the radio station, HOT 98.1 and the podcast show, The Juice Crew. Raised in Spartanburg, SC, Bri has always had a love for video and storytelling. Not only is she on-air talent, she is also the producer for Taylor Dee Kids’ TV, a kids’ educational YouTube channel. She also creates her own content on the joint YouTube channel Reg & Bri. Bri’s goal in life is to inspire the youth with her voice, videos and creations.