Presentation teaches girls to ‘Let the Queen That Lies Within You’


An Empowered Girls Rise Rally “Let the Queen That Lies Within You” was presented at Wolcott High School on Jan. 12.

Carol Jurzyk, Ambassador for Empowered Girls Rise and of Inner Beauty Life Coaching, offered a free day of empowering workshops.

Alyssa Taglia, anchor for WTNH and former Miss Connecticut 2016, was the keynote speaker. Stephanie LaBonte, founder of Empowered Girls Rise, shared her visions of the program.

The event featured workshops including “Facing Fears” by Jillian Harpin, a competitor in adaptive sports; “Self Confidence” by Leanna Tsangarides, owner of Mindful Healing, “Ace the Interview” by Irma Reyes, owner at New Grand LLC; and a presentation by Shelly Carter founder and director at Girl’s Future Firefighter Camp.

The panel discussion included Bridget Oei, Miss Connecticut 2018; Serena Charbonneau from The Butterfly Effect; Louise Cornetta, digital audio program Director at ESPN; Shelly Carter, founder and director at the Girl’s Future Firefighter Camp; and Julie Graham of Nx by Julie LLC.

Sponsors included Thomaston Savings Bank, Waterbury Health, Bristol Hospital, Advanced Dermatology , Advanced Physical Therapy, Michaels Beauty Salon, Linsalato III CPA, Dental Health Associates, Tynan and Iannone, Photography by Nicole Frappier, Bunker Hill Pharmacy, Raymond’s Building Supplies, Bill & Sam’s Pat’s IGA, Exit Reality Fercodini Properties and Mancini Pool Decks, Inc.

Donations included Inner Beauty Life Coaching, Farmers Insurance, Stop and Shop, Costco, BJ’s, Home Depot, bare Minerals, Skin Type Solutions , Conscious Ink, Romano’s at Cleveland’s, Wolcott Pizza, New Haven Pizza, 5 Guys Flippin Pies, Hitchcock Pizza ,Vito’s Pizza , The Print Shop and Wolcott Community News. Photography was donated by Nicole Frappier, Roger Picard and Pat Towle.

Carol Jurzyk said, “Thank-you to all those who attended, presented, sponsored, donated and volunteered for the amazing empowering day.”

To continue the power of empowerment, Inner Beauty is offering a free Passion, Power and Purpose Networking Event Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p..m at Shebeen’s Brewery. Christine Moffo Thorn, a Konmari consultant, will be the featured speaker.

Call Carol Jurzyk at 203-233-4643 to RSVP.