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March 7, 2017 > Santa Clara County hosting young womenÕs leadership conference

Santa Clara County hosting young womenÕs leadership conference

Submitted By Julie Ramirez

The County of Santa Clara Office of WomenÕs Policy is hosting its 5th Annual Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) Leadership Conference for high school girls, their parents, guardians and professionals working with youth. SGSW is free and open to all high school girls in Santa Clara County and their adult advocates, including their mothers (or mother-figures) and professionals who work with them.

The conference includes continental breakfast, lunch, and workshops exploring media literacy, empowerment, healthy relationships, identity, and self-care. A networking fair will also be available to promote community resources and offer volunteer opportunities to the youth.

Due to the material covered during the conference, all students must be in high school, at least 14 years old, and residents of Santa Clara County. No middle school students are allowed due to the mature content of this conference. Underserved populations including Latinas, immigrants, and LGBTQ girls in high school are encouraged to participate

Women make up half the population and half the workforce in Santa Clara County. Research demonstrates that investing time, energy and resources to support girlsÕ development positively contribute in the choices they make and their success in and out of school. Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) Leadership Conference seeks to empower high school girls and their adult advocates to be strong members and committed leaders of their communities.

Scheduled to attend are Supervisor Cindy Chavez, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors and representatives from the County of Santa Clara Office of WomenÕs Policy

Strong Girls, Strong Women
Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. Ð 2:30 p.m.
School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
For more information: (408) 299-5119

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