Messages for Joey
                             What is a Girls Empowerment Forum?

A Girls Empowerment forum is an interactive exercise geared toward girls ages 13 and up
who are entering into critical decision making and coming of age phases of development.
The forum focuses on the tenents set forth in Danine Manette’s book Messages for Joey: A
Few Things I Need You to Know, while facilitating group discussion between
mothers/aunts/grandmothers/etc and the young ladies they are positioned to empower.A
Girls Empowerment Forum offers the perfect opportunity to share experiences, pass on
words of wisdom and open lines of communication with girls who are in the process of
navigating through life’s challenges. There will be plenty of heads nodding, laughing out
loud, and “ouch” moments as women share obstacles faced, challenges overcome and
insight acquired while we focus on empowering the youngest among us. It will be an
experience not soon forgotten by all who attend.

                                     Who is Danine Manette?

Danine Manette is a Criminal Investigator who has spent the past 24 years working on the
streets of Oakland. She is also the bestselling author of Ultimate Betrayal, a Media
Commentator for the Dr Drew Show and a Lifestyle Model who has been deemed the
straight shooting “voice of reason” by her HLN Network colleagues and fans. She received
her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and her J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of Law. Danine is a  
mother of three and currently resides in California.

                                  What is Messages for Joey?

A timeless gift, Messages for Joey is a collection of one mother's valuable lessons on life,
friendship, money, love and self. This wonderfully touching coming of age guidebook is an
easy-to-read conversation starter written in a comprehensible, straight forward manner.
Although the messages were uniquely tailored for Joey, this book presents the perfect
opportunity to help any young woman navigate through many of life’s challenges. Manette
also provides an area to include personalized notes at the end of each chapter. Since
empowerment is acquired through knowledge and awareness, Messages for Joey is a must
read for every girl.

For more information on scheduling a Girl’s Empowerment Forum please contact Danine
Manette at (510) 287-2681

You can also send an email to
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