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Shanequa Levin

Shanequa Levin is a motivational speaker and an uplifting social entrepreneur who has won several awards for her work. She is the author of memoir titled, Poverty's Phoenix, an activist, the Founder and CEO of the Women's Diversity Network, former director of Every Child Matters in NY, a member of The State of Black Long Island Equity Council through the Urban League of Long Island, and newly a Community Advisor for Hofstra University’s Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge. She is also the co-founder of the Long Island Black Alliance group, and the creator of culturally relevant Facebook groups. She has also been instrumental with advocacy for policy changes to: Early Care and Learning, Raise The Age, Paid Family Leave Insurance and more. As the survivor of childhood poverty, drug addicted parents, an incarcerated father, and a teen mom, she uses her voice to help others break negative generational cycles.

our 2020 keynote


Women’s Diversity Summit 2020 Presentation Schedule

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast & Networking


Keynote Address

Cultural Performances

Powerful Trainings

12:30 PM Multicultural Lunch

Powerful Trainings

Cultural Performances



Session 1 Trainings: stay tuned

Session 2 Trainings: stay tuned


 Afternoon Entertainment
AND Multicultural Cuisine!!

The summit can be reached easily by car, train, or bus.

By Car

The GPS coordinates to reach the main entrance of SUNY Old Westbury are: 40.799726, -73.549537. Once on campus, follow the signs to “Campus Center.” Note: Google maps is not accurate for this location.  Enter the exact GPS coordinates as listed above to be taken to the correct location.

  • Take either the Long Island Expressway or the Northern State Parkway to the exit for 106/107 North (LIE exit 41N, NSP exit 35N).

  • Follow 106/107 North for approximately 1.5 miles.

  • Just after you pass the Milleridge Inn (on your right) and then pass under the overpass for Rte 25A, there is a fork where 106N and 107N divide. At the fork, bear left to stay on 107 North.

  • At the second light, turn left, through the main entrance to the SUNY Old Westbury campus.

  • Follow the signs to the Campus Center.

By Train

Take the Long Island Railroad to the Hicksville station. From the station, the SUNY Old Westbury campus is an approximately 10 taxi ride. Taxi service is available at the LIRR station.

By Bus

The Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) N-20 bus, which travels from Main Street in Flushing, New York, to the Hicksville railroad station, includes a stop at the College's main entrance. The schedule for the NICE N-20 bus can be accessed here.

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