Share Paper: Young Women LEAD - Transforming Girls' Lives through Empowerment and Leadership

  1. Kimberly Clayton-Code, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Tuesday, July 6 12:15-12:30 PM Room 2

Abstract: Young Women LEAD is a movement to build confidence and success by providing high school girls with life-changing experiences to inspire and empower themselves as leaders. This interactive presentation will feature outcomes and lessons learned from 10 years, 48 live events, and 33,500 high school girls empowered through the collaborative Young Women LEAD Conference. More than 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks. 30% of girls who have a grade point average of 4.0 or above do not think they are smart enough for their ...