Young Women’s Program

young womens program

In partnership with our sponsors, the Texas Conference for Women is proud to feature the Young Women’s Program, which provides high school junior and senior girls with the opportunity to attend the conference and participate in a seminar track designed especially for them. The participation of nearly 300 high school students in this year’s conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

This unique program enables our next generation of leaders the opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers, exchange ideas and begin to chart their own paths. In the conference’s 15-year history, more than 8,000 young women have attended the Texas Conference for Women as a result of these scholarships. Please take a moment to acknowledge the young women in attendance as you travel the halls of the convention center today. You may be sharing your experience with future teachers, doctors, authors, CEOs or even a president!

If you are a junior or senior in high school or if you would like to bring a group of juniors and/or seniors in high school, but are in need of financial assistance, please click here to request scholarship tickets to participate in the Young Women’s Program at the November 13, 2014 Conference.

Sessions in the 2014 Young Women’s track include:

Turning Your Dream Into Reality 

How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it.

Thought leader: Jessica Bacal, author, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong @jessicabacal
Panel of experts:
Kimberly Bryant, founder, Black Girls Code @6gems @blackgirlscode
Megan Grassell, founder, YellowBerry @yellowberrybras @megrassell
Alison Brushaber, chief product officer, Hail Merry @hailmerrysnacks
Host: Cynthia Rubio, president and CEO, Radiant RFID @radiantrfid

I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life

Every day, we are bombarded with messages that lead us to question who we are. Meet Alexis Jones, founder of I AM THAT GIRL, which advises young women to be the best version of each of us. In this inspirational and interactive session, attendees will learn how to collaborate instead of compete and contribute as much as they consume, so they can better navigate the world.

Speaker: Alexis Jones, author and founder, I AM THAT GIRL @missalexisjones
Host: Kelly Ballard, ED, Bazaarvoice Foundation @kellyinatx @bazaarvoicefdn

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