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Fatima Scipio
Fatima Scipio is a woman dedicated to empowering everyone that she comes in contact with on a daily basis.

She has spent over a decade working with children and families. She began her career as a teacher in the New York City public school system and is currently working in New Jersey, training social workers on how to empower children and families involved in the child welfare system.

She is the CEO of Young Enterprising Sisters, an entrepreneurial program for girls ages 8-17 that educates, empowers and energizes the next generation of business owners/entrepreneurs. She has lectured to college students and conducted panel discussions in New York and New Jersey so that she can share her message to the masses. She believes that "anything is possible if you just believe."

She recently released her new book, Boss Lady (Seven life principles to reign in the new economy) and is the author of First Aid for First Year Teachers (A practical guide for urban educators). She is co-owner of New Society Commercial Cleaning and advisory board member of the Yvonne McCalla Foundation, a breast cancer awareness organization that educates young women about early detection and annually offers scholarships to minority women interested in nursing.

Fatima received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Virginia State University and her Master of Science degree in urban affairs from Hunter College in New York City. A native of New York, Fatima currently resides in New Jersey, is a wife and the proud mother of one son.

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Entries by Fatima Scipio

Pulling a Maya Angelou: Six Steps to Mission Accomplished

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Dr. Maya Angelou was not only a global icon, she was a Renaissance woman who inspired millions of people. A woman who understood the power of words and the influence they have on others when used wisely. She was a renowned poet whose words made your soul dance and your...

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I Am Not Bossy But I Am a Boss Lady

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign on banning the word "bossy" is sparking up a great conversation amongst women and men. It pushes the envelope for educators, parents and others to be mindful of words used to describe a girl who exhibits leadership skills, ask probing questions, and assertiveness. For too long, this...

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Raising Adam: The Importance of Teaching Standards to Children

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:57 PM

We are often inundated with images of youth who are engaging in serious criminal acts or participating in what we call anti-social behavior. We read articles, watch the news and may tend to feel a sense of despair wondering what can we possibly do to help these young people develop...

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Hope in Your Darkest Hour

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 7:24 AM

January 2013 should have been the beginning of the best year of my life. I just released my second book (Boss Lady: Seven Life Principles to Reign in the New Economy), I was back at work after taking some time off after a complete meltdown, and I was living in...

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Health Interrupted: 3 Steps to Owning Your Health Now

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 11:20 AM

Getting a mammogram at 35 was the furthest thing from my mind until I met a young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40. I was attending a luncheon held by the Yvonne McCalla Foundation (a breast cancer awareness organization) of which I am on the advisory...

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Success Hackers and 4 Ways to Protect Yourself

(5) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 3:47 PM

I awoke this morning to hundreds of emails that went out to my contact list, all unbeknownst to me. The subject line read, 'Important Documents' and the body of the email read: 'Hello, I've shared a document with you and it's not an attachment -- it's stored online.'


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Success Redefined: 7 Steps You Can Take to Start Smelling the Roses

(9) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 9:28 AM

About a year ago, I had a complete meltdown at work. I was set to present a training session and when I arrived in the parking lot, I physically could not get out of the car. Tears streamed down my face and all I could say was "I can't do...

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