“Redefining GLAM,” the first-ever Girls Leadership Conference for high school girls in Lower Merion School District, will focus on girls empowerment and leadership skills. In workshops led by college mentors, recent Lower Merion and Harriton graduates, and female professionals from the community, girls will explore their strengths, learn and practice new skills to build confidence, and take part in conversations about opportunities and challenges for women in high school and beyond.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:30 AM – 1:00 pm
Lower Merion High School
Organized by female students from Harriton and Lower Merion high schools, under the auspices of the District’s Innovation Center, the conference has several key objectives:
- Help girls identify their unique leadership style so that they can proactively chart their post-high school plans
- Teach skills to help girls gain confidence, advocate for themselves and understand basic financial matters
- Educate girls about gender issues that that are immediately relevant to their success in school and the workplace
- Discuss ways that girls can handle gender discrimination and inequities in schools, the workplace and society at large
- Connect girls to young women college mentors who will share their experiences and views about gender issues in college, internships and jobs
- Introduce girls to national female leadership initiatives such as: Lean In, The Representation Project, SPARK (a girls’ movement to end to the sexualization of girls and women in media), Girl Scouts and Girl Up (a campaign of the United Nations Foundation).
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