BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University will host the sixth annual "Girls Take Charge" leadership conference from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Binghamton University Downtown Center located on 67 Washington Street.

The program, which is open to girls in middle and high school, 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. New hands-on leadership activities this year will include “Fill Her Shoes,” an activity led by local female leaders, a zumba activity, pedicures while discussing leadership with Binghamton University students, and a fashion show featuring the leadership shoes designed by participants.

The "Girls Take Charge" program is meant to inspire and empower girls to be self-confident and leaders in their schools, on the field, and in their organizations and communities. Female leaders will coach and provide hands-on sessions for participants on topics including Positive Risk Taking, Goal Setting, Collaboration, Communication, and Decision Making. Female university student leaders will also join participants for lunch and share their insights on how to navigate through middle and high school as well as answer questions about college.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Tanya Wheeler from WILD 104, who will share insight into how she followed her dream to become a DJ.

Online registration is available at http://ceo.binghamton.edu/continuing-education/non-credit-programs/youth-programs.php. The program fee is $50.00 and includes workshop, materials and lunch.