Women LEAD will empower area high school girls to be bold, fearless and lead with confidence through its first-ever virtually delivered events.
They attend the free event either Sept. 24 or Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon ET. To register visit YoungWomenLead.com by Sept. 22.
“Through technology, Young Women LEAD is bringing together up to 3,000 girls in grades 9-12,” said Sally Schott, Founder and CEO of Young Women LEAD. “Whether girls reside in the urban core, in suburbs or on farms, Young Women LEAD is for all girls. We’ve eliminated barriers — such as location, fees, GPAs — to lift up all high school girls.”
Since its inception 10 years ago, Young Women LEAD has empowered 31,000 high school girls through 46 in-person events. The nonprofit is committed to changing the way high school girls nationwide perceive themselves and to challenge them to reach higher levels of personal growth and development.
“In a time when many students are learning from home, Toyota is grateful that high school girls can count on Young Women LEAD to continue delivering the same high-quality content as its in-person programs,” said Renee Robertson, General Manager of Production Control at Toyota North America. “The virtual events can reach more girls in more communities, improve their lives and put them in the driver’s seat to set the course for their future.”
Young Women LEAD encourages girls to pursue careers that they may not have otherwise considered. Research shows that 70% of young women suffer from a lack of self-confidence and believe they do not measure up in some way. Their insecurities are stifling their dreams. More than half of all girls say that girls don’t consider a career in STEM because of lack of confidence.
“This is a great opportunity to allow our young women in the area to participate in the Young Women Lead conference virtually. 2020 has thrown us a curve ball, but we have found a way to continue to build our future women leaders despite the Pandemic.” Said Sue Habig, Human Resources Manager of Kimball Electronics Jasper.
Toyota and Duke join long-time sponsors SOAR and Northern Kentucky University in supporting Young Women LEAD. Memorial Hospital, UPS, Kimball Electronics, Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Indiana Furniture, Farbest Foods, Wabash Valley Produce, Helming Brothers, and Buechlein and Associates also join as sponsors of this year’s event.
This year’s Young Women LEAD Live! events focus on “Imagine the Possibilities.” Each event features:
· The world’s #1 coach for young women, Julie Carrier
· Disney Filmmakers and twin activists, Maryam and Nivaal Rehman; and
· “High School Musical” actress and youth champion, Monique Coleman.
Young Women LEAD
Young Women LEAD provides live events, conferences, and curriculum for high school girls focusing on Leadership, Education and Development. The purpose of Young Women LEAD is to empower high school girls to embrace their strengths and to reach their full potential. Young Women LEAD Live! events feature nationally recognized women who share their own insights on real life issues and how to overcome them to achieve successful and meaningful careers. Young Women LEAD also provides an opportunity for the teens to connect to and learn from local female business leaders.
This conference is unique both in its creation and purpose. Young Women LEAD is organized by the local participants of SOAR, a leadership development program designed to assist businesses in developing their women for future leadership positions. This project allows the SOAR members to practice their newly acquired leadership skills while at the same time “pay it forward” in their communities benefiting high school girls.
Young Women LEAD has hosted 46 free conferences impacting 31,000 high school girls. Young Women LEAD is on a mission to change the way high school girls nationwide perceive themselves and to challenge them to reach higher levels of personal growth and development.