FLINT, Michigan — Flint native Chia Morgan is a woman of faith who is spearheading a pathway for women looking to make a positive impact. She is a force of motivation and a hyphenated leader, fulfilling roles such as mother, therapist, and sorority member all while maintaining a full-time career and continuously finding ways to uplift her community.
Morgan sat down with Flintside to discuss her upcoming 'Pouring into One AnotHer' empowerment event which will be held at the Gloria Coles Flint Public Library on Saturday, March 16 from 1-4 PM in the C.S. Mott Room. Speaking with her was a reminder of resilience, and her many accomplishments deserve nothing less than celebration.
During our conversation, Morgan shared stories of personal growth and transformation. Her presence in the community demonstrates how one woman’s success and achievement can become contagious. The event serves as an opportunity for her to pay homage to inspirational women like her mother who during the event will share dating and martial advice based on her experience.
Mentors and ministers who have aided in Morgan’s personal and career development will also serve on the panel to further uplift women in the Flint community.
Flintside: Who is Chia Morgan?
"I am a clinical social worker, and I am a mental health therapist by career. I also have a Master’s in Public Administration so although my career is using my social work degree, I do a lot of community activism. I am a mother — that’s something I am very proud of. I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority so sisterhood and service are very important to me as well as my academics. I also just accepted a position as a clinical manager, and I’m still doing my private practice therapy."
Flintside: What inspired the 'Pouring into One AnotHer' event, and why is it important to you?
"I wanted to have an event to celebrate my new beginnings. I began asking God for direction because I didn’t want it to be just about me. I asked God how I can use an event to inspire other women to never give up on themselves. You know, to keep pushing. Vision boards fell in my spirit. I continued praying about it and then came the idea of having a woman of wisdom panel.
I wanted to give women who have personally poured into different aspects of my life an opportunity to share and glean their wisdom with others. It’s a chance for me to pay homage to women who have been influential in my history and my future. Three of the five women that are on the panel are also licensed ministers. So, while it’s not a Christian event, women can get one-on-one prayers should they desire."
Promotional flier for the 'Pouring into One AnotHer' empowerment event.
Flintside: What do you want women to take away from this event?
"I want them to take away that it’s never too late to start over and review who you are and it’s okay to continuously restart until you become comfortable and confident. Women may come to the event and find sisterhood because of the networking portion. I want women to leave the room with some type of camaraderie, you know? Whether it’s a connection or nothing but a word of inspiration, whatever the need is in the room, I hope participants will be able to receive it."
Flintside: Is there a specific age group the event will be most beneficial for? Or is it open to women of all ages?
"This event will be beneficial for women 18 and up. The oldest woman on the panel is 68, but I pray whoever is supposed to be in the room will be able to be present."
Flintside: What additional support do you need from the community for this event?
"I would love it if people could spread the word. It is a free event, but if there is anyone out there interested in helping to offset the cost of the facilitation of this event, that’s always welcome and gratefully appreciated. Anyone looking to give for this event can contact me directly at [[email protected]]
to select a mutual method of donation."
Flintside: Your work will inspire so many others. What advice would you give to someone looking to follow in your footsteps?
"I would say don’t do anything just because it’s trendy. Don’t try to find your footsteps in someone else’s because you never know what their anointing is. The Bible says that God gave us all talents so find a connection with your creator and find out what your talent is. You’ll sell yourself short by copying somebody else’s, but when you get your vision directly from God, it’ll blow your mind, and enrich you in ways you can’t even imagine."
To learn more about Chia Morgan and her professional services, visit: chiamorgan.com. Limited spots are available for the 'Pouring into One Another' empowerment event and RSVP is required. Reserve a spot before Feb. 23 by emailing: [email protected]
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