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BFB Foundation is excited to host events and speakers showcasing voices from leaders and advocates of education.These events look to bring our community together in a continuous effort to support the education of women and girls in the underserved areas of Guatemala. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook for details as they unfold.

Upcoming Events

Voices : Voces - Speaker Series

Presented by BFB Foundation and Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program of Central Piedmont Community College

Saturday, April 9, 2022 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

BFB Foundation invites you to an upcoming speaker event featuring aerospace engineer, Shayla Rivera, to be held in April in Central Piedmont’s Dale F. Halton Theater.  The event promotes the foundation’s latest initiative, a STEM training and learning program in Guatemala for women and girls.

Rivera is a former rocket scientist with NASA turned salesperson, corporate trainer, and now international keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, TV & radio host.  She is also currently the director of the ENGR[x] program and professor of practice with the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.  She has been a lifelong champion of science and education.

The event is important to BFB’s mission of strengthening communities by supporting education-focused initiatives for girls and women.  It provides a platform for community involvement to positively affect economic mobility in the Charlotte Metro Area, especially concerning the underserved.  Our efforts will also support immediate action to advance and provide funds for the education of girls and women in critical areas of job and livelihood growth, particularly in STEM related areas.

Shayla Rivera as featured on the TODAY show here.


Donations will be accepted and will go to scholarship programs at BFB Foundation (educational programs in Guatemala for women and girls),and CPCC’s Ruth G. Shaw Scholarships Program. 

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Maddrey at BFB Foundation at or 704.503.6935.

Our speaker series, Voices : Voces, was created to amplify our mission through a connection with advocates and leaders in education, literacy, vocational training, and female empowerment.


Their generous contributions will help establish a new scholarship fund benefitting girls in both Charlotte and Guatemala through our partnership with Central Piedmont Community College.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:  State Employees’ Credit Union





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