“Girls Take Charge” leadership conference at Binghamton University


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will host the fifth annual Girls Take Charge leadership conference from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 29, at the University Downtown Center located on 67 Washington Street.

The program, which is open to girls in grades 7-12, will introduce participants to local female leaders who will share their experiences and insights on creating success and making a difference. Through workshops and skill building sessions, students will identify their own personal leadership styles.

Workshop topics include collaboration, creating life maps, a series of group activities and discussions on topics of confidence and body image, and risk taking. New topics this year for high school participants include: creating a storybook featuring girl superheroes for Southern Tier area elementary schools, a Fill Your Shoes Activity, and Girl Power Leadership Town. Binghamton University’s “Smart is Cool” Society, will be facilitating many of the primary topics for the day.

Students will be joining current women business leaders as they share their organizational insights during the days award-winning “Fill Your Shoes”, leadership campaign.  Speakers include Binghamton City Councilperson, Lea Webb; WILD 104 radio DJ, Tanya Wheeler; Binghamton University’s health and wellness speaker, Jennifer Wegmann; Care America MSW, Maria Walensky-Medina and IBM Systems and Technology Group engineer, Elaine M. Yacovoni.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Michele Evans, Lockheed Martin Vice President of Business Development, Ship and Aviation Systems under the Mission and Sensors Systems (MS2) organization.

Online registration is available at http://ceo.binghamton.edu/continuing-education/non-credit-programs/youth-programs.php. The program fee is $59.00 and includes workshop, materials, and lunch.

For more information, call (607) 777-6857 or toll free, 1-877-313-2508. 

Last Updated: 9/17/13