Spotlight: Daree Allen ~ Youth Speaker/Media Advocate
Daree Allen, MS is an authorpreneur and publisher. She is an experienced workshop presenter/facilitator for youth and adult discipleship classes and has presented business and professional development topics at organizational chapter meetings, workshops, conferences, schools, and universities across the country for such organizations as Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), The Daniel Memorial Institute, The Society for Technical Communication (STC), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Strayer University, and the University of Houston’s BLACKE Student Summit. She has also been a mentor and facilitator, conducting divorce recovery workshops, and a Toastmasters Youth Leadership program. She’s also:
- Self-Esteem Youth Media Advocate
- Technical writer for 14+ years
- Author of two books
- Independent publisher
An award-winning author, Daree won the 2013 Stiletto Women in Business Award (SWIBA) Author of the Year Award for her book What’s Wrong With Me? This book was also finalist in the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Awards and 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards competitions (both in the Young Adult Nonfiction category). In 2010, Daree was one of the top 100 winners of the Writer’s Digest 79th Annual Writing Competition, in the Magazine Feature Writing category. In 2009, Daree was one of the 25 essayists personally selected to have their work appear in Rev. Dr. John E. Guns’ devotional book, Journey to Wholeness: The Immersion (2011).
In addition, Daree has been a contributing writer for several magazines and blogs including About.com, The Dollar Stretcher, Hope for Women Magazine, and Clutch Magazine. This writing is in addition to her 14+ year-career as a technical writer. Daree holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Communication from the State University of New York at Utica/Rome Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Adelphi, MD.
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