Zaniya Lewis

2018 Session | Overcoming Bias in School & Beyond

We all have blind spots or biases about people from other cultures, religions, and genders. These hidden biases influence the friends we choose, the organizations we join—and can influence our careers. Recognizing and braving our own blind-spots is challenging enough, but how do we ensure others are assessing us in a fair and accurate way? Whether negative or positive, these stereotypes influence others’ behavior towards us.  Join this panel of … [ more ]

Be Inspired by This Young Trailblazer—and Her Mantras

If only we could bottle Zaniya Lewis’s passion and courage. The George Washington University student hasn’t just overcome the adversity in her own life. She has leveraged her success and the contacts she has made to light the way for other young women striving to realize their full potential. Lewis’s story starts, in part, on a basketball court in South New Jersey. Though many of her high school teammates were … [ more ]