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April 22, 2014 > Strong Girls, Strong Women leadership conference

Strong Girls, Strong Women leadership conference

Submitted By Gwen Mitchell

The County of Santa Clara Office of WomenÕs Policy and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) San Jose will be hosting Strong Girls, Strong Women, a leadership conference for middle and high school girls, their mothers and other adult advocates for youth. Registration is free, but RSVPs are required as space is limited.

The conference includes a resource fair, continental breakfast and lunch with local leaders, and a private screening of the award-winning documentary Miss Representation. Girls will have the option of choosing workshops focused on financial literacy, healthy eating, body image, becoming an agent for change, cyber safety and teen dating violence. Separate tracks have been scheduled for mothers and adult advocates for girls, including compassionate communication, information on eating disorders, nutrition and ending violence.

The Strong Girls, Strong Women conference seeks to raise awareness about the state of women and girls in Santa Clara County and to help empower the countyÕs local youth. Research shows that investments of time, energy and resources to support girlsÕ development are contributing factors in the choices they make and their success in and out of school.

Middle school students are welcomed if accompanied by an adult due to the topics to be covered at the conference.

ÔStrong Girls, Strong WomenÕ leadership conference
Saturday, May 3
8:00 a.m. Ð 1:30 p.m.
School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
(408) 299-5152
Register at: http://sgsw2014.eventbrite.com
Free but RSVP is required

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