We Are Girls Conference

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Girls, find your power at this year’s annual We Are Girls Conference, happening on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Designed especially for girls in grades 3 through 8 and the adults who care about them, this all-day conference will inspire attendees with speakers, activities and workshops covering everything from creativity and entrepreneurship to body image, bullying, and healthy relationships.

By Alina Tonu

We Are Girls Austin welcomes two featured speakers to reinforce a powerful message for girls: FIND YOUR POWER. Featured speakers include:

Emily Roberts MA, LPC- Creator of The Guidance Girl, Author, Psychotherapist and Teen Expert

Emily Roberts is an inspirational liaison between adolescents and adults, dedicated to helping young girls develop confidence, while educating parents on the realities of today’s digital world. In her book, Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are, Roberts outlines real world strategies and delivers guidance that helps readers become more confident communicators. From digital drama to improving relationship with family and friends, readers of all ages learn to speak up and manage their emotions.

Frustrated with the lack of honest approaches available to help girls, young women,  and parents, Emily created The Guidance Girl, an online destination filled with inspiration and tools that help girls, teens and parents navigate the world we live in today with confidence. She holds a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology from St. Edward’s University, and splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City.

Coach Keisha- Internationally Recognized Speaker, Author, Mentor & Certified Life Coach, and Founder of PEARL Girls

Keisha Howard is a passionate communicator and girls’ self-esteem enthusiast who is making a positive impact in the lives of girls, young women, and the people who care about them. She specializes in healthy teen girl development and her programs inspire tween/teen girls and young women to build confidence, make positive decisions, and genuinely love themselves; while empowering their parents to maintain connected and have healthy communication throughout adolescence.

She is the Founder of PEARL Girls, a self-esteem and etiquette organization for girls that was recognized in 2014 with the #Beygood endorsement by Beyonce. Keisha’s first book, The Inner-Beauty Secret, is a 2015 Gold Award recipient from the Mom’s Choice Awards. A lifetime learner, Keisha received both her Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. She possesses a State Board of Educator Certification in both Teaching and Professional School Counseling, and is also a Certified Life Coach Practitioner and Certified Etiquette Consultant.

In addition to its featured speakers, We Are Girls Austin offers girls and adults a wide range of presentations, workshops and hands-on activities designed to promote well-being, creativity, goal-setting and more from experts in the areas of arts, education, social/emotional learning, health and wellness, parenting, counseling, technology and entrepreneurship.

By Alina Tonu

What: Girls Empowerment Network (GENAustin) We Are Girls Conference

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.)

Where: Austin High School, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin

Tickets: $30, available for purchase at the event and online at www.wearegirlsaustin.eventbrite.com. Admission includes lunch, lunchtime GENcarnival, supplies, goodie bag, access to all Featured Conference Speaker’s presentations, breakout workshops and resource fair.