Speaking Results Awards Scholarship to Jessica Markowitz Founder of Richards Rwanda IMPUHWE

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Jessica Markowitz, Founder of Richards Rwanda IMPUHWE, is a recent recipient of a scholarship from Jean Hamilton, Founder and Principle of Speaking Results, the scholarship helped prepare Jessica for a presentation at the Women In Innovation Summit in Seattle, WA.

Jessica Markowitz

Jessica Markowitz

With the support of Jean Hamilton I was able to present like I never have before. The immense communication and public speaking skills I learned were some of the most incredible and life changing lessons I will keep with me forever.

Speaking Results has recently awarded Jessica Markowitz, Founder of Richards Rwanda IMPUHWE, a scholarship to support the organization's cause. Richards Rwanda IMPUHWE is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Jessica Markowitz when she was just 11 years old. A youth run organization, IMPUHWE raises money for 40 girls' education in a rural village of Rwanda. Jessica named the organization after Richard when he came to stay with her family back in 2006. After hearing stories about the genocide she decided to act. IMPUHWE means compassion in the native language of Rwanda and stands for inspire, motivate, powerful, undiscovered, hopeful, women, (with), education.

It’s easy to understand why Jessica was a recipient of this scholarship. “I am incredibly inspired by Jessica,” says Hamilton. “At such a young age, she created an organization that would be daunting for most adults. Now, at the ripe old age of 17, she continues to be a leader and a source of inspiration for both kids and adults.”

Besides helping countless young women in Rwanda, Jessica’s work has also landed her on the cover of Parade magazine. She was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for high school students who are changing their communities through service. This recognition gave her a meeting with actor Matthew McConaughey, as well as a trip to the White House to honor her philanthropic endeavors.

Jessica was very appreciative of the scholarship. “With the support of Jean Hamilton I was able to present like I never have before. The immense communication and public speaking skills I learned were some of the most incredible and life changing lessons I will keep with me forever. Jean's scholarship allowed me to reach my fullest potential as a speaker and for that I am forever grateful.” There’s no doubt that as she moves into adulthood, we will be hearing more from Jessica Markowitz.

Speaking Results was founded in 1998 by Jean Hamilton. She brings 25 years of experience in coaching, teaching and performing to Speaking Results. She has worked with CEOs, CFOs, Vice Presidents, Managers, Attorneys, Financial Consultants, CPAs, Engineers, and Educators. With her discerning eye, she gives you the feedback you need to make tremendous improvements. For information, contact Jean Hamilton at http://www.speakingresults.com.

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