Building Strong Women Leaders in the RGV
The Women Leaders of Tomorrow Conference is a one-day, FREE event on May 11, 2013, featuring workshops and activities for girls and young women age 10+ to learn from local women leaders.
The event is hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas and Harlingen CISD featuring presentations from local business, education, government, and health care leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley.
The conference is hosted in Harlingen at Memorial Middle School. Check in starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 8:30 a.m. All participants need to check-in once arriving at the conference.
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[quote align=”center” color=”#07394E”]A role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, “yes, someone like me can do this.”[/quote]
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast and Check in
8:30 a.m. — Welcome Message
9:15 a.m. — Workshop Session One
10:15 a.m. — Workshop Session Two
11:15 a.m. — Workshop Session Three
12 p.m. — Closing Message
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Conference encourages girls to scout for the future
by Travis Whitehead, Valley Morning Star
HARLINGEN — Lillian Poen has big plans.
The 11-year-old Means Elementary School fifth grader wants to go to the University of New Hampshire. She wants to be a biologist. She wants to be a photographer.
She wrote it all down on a sheet of hot pink construction paper Saturday at the Women Leaders of Tomorrow Conference. The conference at Memorial Middle School was sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas and the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.
Danielle Altenburg, director of fund development for the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, said between 75 and 80 girls attended. Most of them were between 10 and 14 years old.
The conference included numerous workshops from which the girls could choose. Those workshops included, “Life as a Border Patrol Agent,” presented by Agent Kacy Howard, “Communication and Public Speaking” presented by Mary Avila from Channel 4, and “Dream Big” by Janine Santoy, a self-employed life coach.