Community members to speak on leadership

By Bethany Narvaez

Two women will discuss their leadership experiences with NW students March 22. 

Salma Elkhaoudi and Stephanie Davenport, both daughters of NW faculty, will speak in a workshop hosted by the NW world language lab.

“Both speakers will share how they arrived in their current leadership positions and how they were able to accomplish the things they have,” NW humanities instructional associate Melanie Mendez said. “They want to share their stories to inspire young people to make a difference.”

Elkhaoudi will speak about her role in assisting refugee students from Syria and other parts of the world and how she helps them settle in their new environment.

Davenport will share her story on becoming the youngest woman on the current city council of Haltom City.

Mendez hopes this event will help ease students about major political changes happening this year.

The workshop, which will include a Q&A session, will take place 2-3 p.m. in WFAB 2615. Light refreshments will be served.

“We want to show students that yes, we’re young people, but there’s no reason we can’t do similar things,” Mendez said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re Middle Eastern or Hispanic. Whatever you are, you can do things.”