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City of St. Petersburg Supports Women of All Ages at Sister's Kin-nect

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Sister’s Kin-nect – the newest component of the City of St. Petersburg’s My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) programming – was introduced for the first time as an opportunity to invite women of all ages to experience an evening of personal investment, intentional workshops and inspiring speakers.

“The My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper programs were crafted to holistically address challenges facing men and women in our community,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman. “After attending the MBK Rising! Convention earlier this year and learning about other cities doing this important work, my administration is happy to announce the expansion of our MBSK programming and promote diversity, inclusion and equity.”

The inaugural Sister’s Kin-nect event took place at The Coliseum on Friday, March 22 following the well-attended JUST GIRL TALK Girls Conference and welcomed 75 young women from the St. Pete community. The evening included keynote speaker and 2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking Ramona Smith as well as workshops overviewing topics ranging from organization and financial empowerment to mental health and professional networking.

“We were excited to introduce the annual Sister’s Kin-nect event to create a connection between the young women of existing My Sister’s Keeper initiatives to the inspirational women living and working in St.Pete, said Nikki Capehart, Director of Urban Affairs “This annual event will give young women the chance to be exposed to women working in a variety of industries, from medical professionals, entrepreneurs and even our own Deputy Mayor, Dr. Kanika Tomlin.”

For more information about Sister’s Kin-nect and other MBSK programs in St. Pete, visit

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