"Girls Take Charge" leadership conference at Binghamton University
Binghamton University will host the fourth annual Girls Take Charge leadership conference from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the University Downtown Center located on 67 Washington Street. This program is for girls in grades 7-12.
“Girls Take Charge” 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: evaluating personal skills and traits, decision-making, and effective communication.
Students will participate in a “Project Runway” activity in which they will create and model t-shirts to display what they have learned. Girls will also have a chance to interact with returning NY City designers Ana Henao and Erin Darby.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, first female elected to represent the 126th Assembly District. Lupardo was also elected in 2009 as the First Vice-Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.
Online registration is available at http://continuinged.binghamton.edu, or by mail or phone. 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.