Young Women’s Program
In partnership with our sponsors, the Texas Conference for Women is proud to bring back its 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.
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. 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!
Young Women’s Program Sessions
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
All sessions take place in MR 19
10:00 am – 11:00 am (Session I)
Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path
“Follow your gut” is advice easy to give, but harder to follow. How do you know when following your intuition will lead you to happiness and success? In the session, super stars in their industries will share with you the reasons why fostering your passions, seeking purpose in your chosen interest and taking the road less traveled is often the most rewarding, despite (and because of ) the hiccups and failures you may encounter on the way.
11:00 am – 11:15 am
What Can YOU Do to Help End Sexual Violence?
We know that the possibility of ending rape on college campuses can seem daunting. Rape is a pervasive problem across our nation, particularly for young women on college campuses. So e Karasek, co-founder and Director of Education at End Rape on Campus (EROC) will help you nd ways to turn your frustration and concern into action. Addressing ways to support a friend, how to make a change at your high school or future college, and answer any of the questions you may have about this issue.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life
Every day, we are bombarded with messages that lead us to question who we are. Meet Wendy Wecksell, CEO 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.