, native New Yorker, now living in Washington, DC,passionately “Speaks LIFE,” energizes and inspires audiences in the US and abroad with her special brand of wit, wisdom and humor. As one participant shared, “She is indeed a breath of fresh air. She brilliantly mixes her street knowledge with her wit to successfully empower, educate and inspire.” Janice is an author, coach, consultant, international speaker, global female empowerment expert, and authority on great aunt, Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, with the distinct
, native New Yorker, now living in Washington, DC,passionately “Speaks LIFE,” energizes and inspires audiences in the US and abroad with her special brand of wit, wisdom and humor. As one participant shared, “She is indeed a breath of fresh air. She brilliantly mixes her street knowledge with her wit to successfully empower, educate and inspire.” Janice is an author, coach, consultant, international speaker, global female empowerment expert, and authority on great aunt, Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, with the distinction of being featured on OPRAH and BET. She is also an ESSENCE Award Winner. With over 30 years of experience in empowerment and leadership, she uses her life experience and professional training to transform the lives of women and build self-esteem in girls and youth.
Janice’s authenticity and uncanny ability to connect with a wide range of audiences has made her an engaging, highly sought after speaker on women and girls issues; the legacy of Dorothy B. Ferebee; at-risk youth; diversity; and empowering collegiate men and women of color, with special interest in HBCUs and the Ivy League community. Janice has presented at events and conferences internationally for organizations including the DC Metropolitan Police Department, Johannesburg, South Africa-Child Welfare Society, Holton-Arms School, the University of Pennsylvania, the United Nations, and, Women’s Information Network.
Janice has provided media commentary on radio and television on the topics of women and girls’ self-esteem, image, and media exploitation; recovery; and surviving cancer. Janice is extremely passionate about her work. She knows firsthand the effects fear and low-self esteem can have on women, girls, and youth. Her journey through substance abuse (from Park Avenue to the park bench, and back) and cancer, and the transformation that led to over 20 years of long-term recovery, and 2 years in remission, fuels her efforts to steer women, girls, and youth in a positive direction.
Ms. Ferebee is the founder and CEO of Ferebee Enterprises International (FEI), best known for their award-winning Got It Goin’ On empowerment brand for girls. Janice holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania; she is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and, she is an OVER 50 FITNESS DIVA. If you’re ready for your organization or group to be ENERGIZED, EDUCATED, EMPOWERED AND INSPIRED - invite Janice to your next event!
She is indeed a breath of fresh air. She brilliantly mixes her street knowledge with her wit to successfully empower, educate and inspire.- Audience Participant at University of Pennsylvania*Dean’s Dinne, -Scholar’s Weekend
Janice Ferebee entertained and uplifted our diverse female student body with her strength of personality, her humor, and her sense of purpose. The girls gave her a happy thumbs-up.
- Lisa Pence, Upper School Director, Holto, -Arms School
Janice Ferebee and her work and commitment to our nation and its girls is unparalleled. Her Got It Goin On Program® curriculum and work book materials are something I think every girl in America should have access to and be a part of. Janice is great role model for what our girls should become as women of our time. I cannot wait to see what she does next with her new publications and sharing her story.
- Sophia A. Nelson, Essence Magazine, Huffington Post, Daily Beast/Newsweek
Janice deserves credit for taking on the subjects many adults are most squeamish about confronting. Drug use, teen violence, gangs, sex and sexually transmitted diseases, are just some of the touchy subjects that are discussed as easily as the golden rule, fitness, body image, grooming, and table manners. Readers will be grateful to Janice Ferebee for giving adults the courage and the tools to go out and help our girls.
- The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman, , -District of Columbia (excerpt from the foreword of GIGO-II Facilitators’ Guide)
Got It Goin’ On® is a source to be tapped. In these days when so many young women are in search of themselves, every tool that helps them connect their values, traditions, and historic strengths, can make a difference.
- Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Chair & President Emerti, National Council of Negro Women
Got It Goin’ On® addresses many of the tough issues in a young girl’s life and has been uniquely tailored to guide African-American young women in their personal and spiritual development. Janice Ferebee has given a wonderful gift to young women and none should be denied.
- Debbie Allen, - choreographer, writer, director and producer
Thank you so much for taking the time during your trip to South Africa to come to our organization. I heard so many good things from the staff.
- Carol Bews, Assistant Director – Johannesburg Child Welfare Society
Thanks very much for visiting our project and for inspiring our participants.
- Roland Ngoh, Project Leader – Child Aid in Doornkop, Soweto
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