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Local Author & Award-Winning Girls’ Advocate, Janice Ferebee,MSW 


 Nominated by Elethia Singletary, One of First Girls in Ms. Ferebee’s GOT IT GOIN’ ON® Program in 1998 at Metropolitan Baptist Church


Recognized by Oprah and ESSENCE Magazine as an effective girls’ empowerment expert, Janice Ferebee, MSW, is one of seven (7) outstanding recipients of the 2014 TOYOTA TRIBUTE TO WORKING WOMEN AWARD – sponsored by WJLA/News Channel 8 and Washington Area Toyota Dealers.  She will be recognized at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Friday, Oct. 17, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, at an awards luncheon.  Janice was nominated by Elethia Singletary, one of the first participants in her award-winning GOT IT GOIN’ ON® (GIGO) Empowerment Program for Girls in 1998 at Metropolitan Baptist Church.  Ms. Singletary is the current GIGO Director of Communications & Program Development, and is being groomed to take over the GIGO brand.  Ms. Ferebee’s guests at the awards luncheon will include Ms. Singletary, as well as her childhood girlfriend, Jacquie Gales Webb, WHUR Sunday Morning Gospel Show Personality.



Ms. Ferebee has over 30 years of expertise advancing the self-empowerment and leadership of girls and young women, including a stint as the first African American Models Editor for Seventeen Magazine and the founder and CEO of Ferebee Enterprises International, LLC (FEI), a global female empowerment social enterprise..  GIGO, an award-winning empowerment brand of FEI, which includes a personal development handbook series, a companion curriculum, and empowerment merchandise, has been energizing girls for over 15 years, here in the US, Ghana and South Africa.  She speaks to audiences around the world and it's been said that everyone who hears her leaves more uplifted than when they came. "She brilliantly mixes her street-knowledge with her wit to successfully empower, educate and inspire!"


Empower a girl or young woman, and change her future, her community and the world, by investing in FEI locally, nationally, and globally.  Investment in FEI/GIGO non-formal education and cultural resources will help prepare girls and young women to become peaceful, purposeful and powerful citizens equipped with tools to step into their greatness and change the world! Contact Janice at 202.783.1099,,, or


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