The POWER of being female: the Girl Effect
Find out how to use your ideas and questions to create, lead, and take risks that not only change the world but make you more powerful, confident, and authentic.
In this fun, inspirational and interactive workshop you will be inspired to take action by a panel of six young women (see below!) who have created social change by asking BIG questions, thinking innovatively and becoming entrepreneurs.
Large and small group work will challenge and encourage you to figure out how to bring your ideas to reality; you will transform your words to actions and will start to find your voice, passion, and authentic you in the process.
G-rated drinks and snacks will be provided.
Amanda Erickson is 17 and a social entrepreneur in training. She got involved with social entrepreneurship 6 months ago when she formulated her big question “How can I help people feel safe in their own skin?” Answering that has been harder than she thought. It’s led her all over the place: from interviewing peers to making art, and she’s yet to find an exact solution. However her journey thus far has definitely been empowering. It’s taught her to take risks and embrace failure. Her biggest piece of advice to other women/girls in this area is take charge. All great things start with the decision to do something. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Paguyo co-founded @DogsofInstagram, a rambunctiously vibrant Instagram feed, providing a community of over 700,000 canine-lovers with a daily dose of the most lovable pups. An unexpected project that fell into her lap, Ashley quickly identified @DogsofInstagram as an opportunity and saw possibility. Her first foray into entrepreneurship has taught her the importance of moving fast, creatively, and tenaciously with the right partner. She strongly recommends listening – to the changing landscape around you, to the things that stir your soul, and to your intuition. website | instagram.com/dogsofinstagram | lucyand.co Instagram/Twitter Handles | @dogsofinstagram | @lucyandco | @apaguyo Email | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
BreAnna Fisher is founder of Raising Biz Kids, a vlog & blog startup aimed at teaching parents and kids to think like entrepreneurs by addressing each situation with concrete, problem-solving skills. As a young serial entrepreneur and a woman she is most empowered by the difference she can make in others’ lives through entrepreneurial education. She believes that we can change the world if we embrace entrepreneurial thinking and take action for the many opportunities available all around us. She encourages all woman to think and act like entrepreneurs by identifying problems and creating unique solutions that drive value for a market who is willing to pay for it. Raisingbizkids.com @fisherbre www.linkedin.com/in/breannafisher/
Holly Jade Chan is founder of The Green Habit. She comes from working at Apple on the environmental team and looks to make a lasting impact of change; recently she gave a TEDx talk about the zero-waste movement she’s on. The mission of The Green Habit is to bridge the gap between sustainability and people through design and engagement with people. Ultimately, she set out to be a green thought leader, and look to connect the world innovators to come together and create sustainable impact. Currently, The Green Habit is raising seed money to launch a product for sustainable packaging, so they can START making zero-waste a reality. They encourage those that may feel curious, distant, or unsure about “sustainability” to check out TheGreenHabit.com. Sustainability isn’t just for the tree-huggers, but its a life shift and where society is headed. Join us. ( www.TheGreenHabit.com )
Madi Lommen is CBO (Chief Baking Officer) of Madibanani Bread Company. Madibanani Bread Company is a banana bread business that serves orphaned refugee children in Thailand, providing immediate support abroad while generating inspiration for long-term social change in the local community. The next step of her entrepreneurial journey is determining a way to unite existing enterprises that strive for social good in order to improve their efficiency and impact. Numerous encounters along the way have drawn attention to the fact that she is female, but none have made her as proud to be a young woman as receiving support from the staff at Women Venture. He advice to fellow aspirational women is to follow your passion! As Premal Shah, President of Kiva put it, “the world needs those individuals who create positive change by pursuing their passion and then applying that passion to the needs of the community.” Find more information about Madibanani Bread Company at: www.madibanani.com or contact Madi at email@example.com
Solome Tibebu Her business, Anxiety in Teens, is a resource for young adults with anxiety and other mental health disorders as well as their loved ones to offer information, inspiration and community. Anxiety disorders are the #1 most prevalent mental health issue among both adults and youth, but also experienced twice as much in girls than in boys- a personal experience that could relate to my audience! Your experiences and skills are much more relevant and valuable than you may realize as you decide to start a business- but, you won’t realize it unless you give it a try and take action! Websites: AnxietyInTeens.org SolomeTibebu.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @SolomeTibebu LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/solome Facebook: facebook.com/AnxietyInTeens
Coach Kristi Hemmer has always known and felt the Girl Effect in her life. However, as a teacher, school counselor, principal, and coach for 20+ years, she experienced first-hand how girls and women shrink in a classroom, a community, and the world. Something needed to be done. So, Kristi quit her six-figure job and started AWE (Academy for Women’s Empowerment) for girls/women of all ages to put the W in poWer. Learn more at www.kristihemmer.com and www.theawemovement.com.
Unleashed is a monthly speaker series, held at CoCo, in which we invite women entrepreneurs and leaders to talk about their journeys in life and business. Unlea(she)d is part of CoCo’s participation in the Google for Entrepreneurs #40 Forward program – an effort to increase the presence and participation of women in startup communities around the world.
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