“Surge has allowed me to experience and gain exposure to awe-inspiring and tremendous talent. The speakers were conveyors of knowledge imparting wisdom that struck high and low chords of self-awareness and consciousness. My fellow Surge Fellows forged bonds that forever connect us to a conscientious choice to not only demand a seat at the table for ourselves, but to bring a chair along with us for the next generation. Surge has shown me that collective leverage is more powerful than any single, impact or advancement that one could foster. My leadership has been elevated to new heights; and it is because of Surge that I am able to establish the narrative and trajectory for myself, my family and my community.”