Community Impact





Alexandra Maye: Graduating Senior With Honors:

WETATi-Next Generation 2015 “One to Watch”& Two Time Recipient
University of Maryland, College Park

Alexandra Maye

Alexandra Maye, a well deserved two time Recipient of the WETATi-Anne Reese Carswell Scholarship Award

“I feel truly blessed and humbled to be a two time recipient of the WETATi – Anne Reese Carswell Scholarship. 


The scholarship not only helps offset school related costs, but it is a true honor to receive the scholarship in the name of such a dynamic woman who is a friend, mentor, leader, and tireless advocate for University of Maryland students and the community. Ms. Anne Carswell is nothing short of her amazing and her humble attitude, work ethic, and consistent dedication to her work is something that I strive to attain.


She was the first person to introduce me to WETATi after taking the women of Sisterhood of Unity and Love (SOUL) to the WETATi conference and has been a firm supporter of their mission and our involvement ever since.


Ms. Carswell inspired me most at the Convention this year with her positive mindset and great leadership of WETATi Next Generation UMCP, especially with all the behind the scenes work. She taught me how to establish business relationships and get tasks done more effectively. I was emotional when giving my testimonial about Ms. Carswell because it was the first time I have been able to publicly express my appreciation towards her. Also, now that the scholarship is under her name it carries such a deeper meaning and legacy. Ms. Dureke is always an inspiration as well. Her ability to lead an entire convention while still taking time to get to know each and every conference participant is exemplary.

She is passionate about her calling and the work she does and takes time to shed advice and personal experiences on achieving the impossible. She and her team (Ms. Brenda and Ms. Gloria-Jean & others) are a huge force behind WETATi and all it hopes to accomplish. Teamwork truly makes the dream work and that was shown in how they cohesively worked together throughout the conference.

From personally attending and hearing Ms. Jewel Tankard speak, my new goal is to set my mind to win every day. No matter how great or not-so-great my day is going, I will keep the mindset and attitude of a winner and put my best foot forward. A student should want to become a member of WNG to have the ability to network and be mentored by professional women. Many organizations give you the opportunity to network with women in our age group, but WETATi connects you DIRECTLY to women who are successful and prominent in their fields. Also, when you are consistently surrounded by others who are aiming to achieve the impossible you begin to make achieving the impossible, not just a saying, but a way of life. Thank you WETATi Corporate for all the work you do and continue to do. You’re appreciated!”


Samiat Awosanya, WETATi-Anne Reese Carswell 2015 Scholarship Award Recipient

University of Maryland, College Park


WETATi-Anne Reese Carswell 2015 Scholarship Award Recipients: Chidi Nwaneri (Left) and and Samiat Awosanya, (Right); with Ms. Anne Reese Carswell, Godmother of WETATi NEXT Generation UMCP (Center)

WETATi-Anne Reese Carswell 2015 Scholarship Award Recipients: Chidi Nwaneri (Left) and and Samiat Awosanya, (Right); with Ms. Anne Reese Carswell, Godmother of WETATi NEXT Generation UMCP (Center)

“WETATi was something that I’ve always heard good things about from upperclassmen here at the University of Maryland, College Park when I was an underclassman. The girls would rave about the conventions and tell me their testimonies and how much they were inspired by all the successful self-made women in attendance. I knew this was something I had to be a part of and experience first hand. This year was my first time participating in the conference. It definitely lived up to my expectations. Being surrounded by so many successful and determined women that look like me was such an inspiration. From hearing the testimonies of self-made millionaires to receiving words of wisdom from young professionals who are at the top of their game, I left the convention with a breath of fresh air, ready to tackle my journey towards success and achieving my goals head on.


Chardelle Moore inspired me the most during the convention. Being the youngest professional in her field, she is at the top of her game. It was so inspiring to see her mindset on success and how we all have to forge our own opportunities with the resources that we have. She mentioned that if we have the capability to do something, then we should just do it no matter the situation. Her story resonated with me the most because she is a young professional, and if she can create her own success story so early in life, I can as well.


Being a recipient of the inaugural WETATi-Anne Reese Carswell Scholarship fund was truly a blessing. Having worked alongside Ms. Carswell for the past 3 years as a Nyumburu Student Ambassador, I too have come to know her as a mother figure. Be it either for a word of advise, guidance about our organization, or just plain old girl talk. Ms. Carswell has always been available for the students of color here on campus. She demonstrates selflessness and compassion towards all of us, and for that we do indebt our success here at the university to her.


WETATi Next Generation is definitely something every young women should be a part of. Being a WETATian has opened the door for several opportunities through a great network of successful women. So much inspiration can be drawn from the words of wisdom these women have to bestow on us, and any young woman would be doing herself a disservice by not taking advantage of all that WETATi has to offer.”


Chidi Nwaneri: WETATi-Anne Reese Carswell 2015 Scholarship Award Recipient:


She is a member and Vice President of Women Empowered to Achieve the Impossible Next Generation College Park chapter. Through WETATI, Chidi has been able to grow as an individual and a leader reaching out to other young women on campus and inspiring them become the best version of themselves.


She believes good things come to those who dare to chase their dreams. . .

“I believe in the mission and vision of WETATI. There is power in numbers, and we as women are powerful beings- forces to be reckoned with. Together, we can change our communities and our world for the better. I stand by this. WETATI has inspired me to see that women can achieve the impossible. Impossible is at our fingertips. We just have to reach out and grab it. I am grateful for the support of WETATI Next Generation and WETATI corporate and look forward to seeing the growth of this organization.”


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