The Future of the Girls Movement
Girls are now the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Basic reproductive rights and access to sex education is bring revoked in states across the country. Women of color continue to make 66 cents to every white man’s dollar.
The time for change is now.
And the nation is mobilizing. Hear from leaders in philanthropy, direct service and policy as they discuss the status of girls today, the national movement that is organizing for change, and what each of us can do to leverage this momentum and affect dramatic change for girls.
Surina Khan, CEO of the Women's Foundation of California
Jeanette Pai-Espinosa, President of the National Crittenton Foundation
Lara Kauffman, Director of Public Policy, Girls Inc.
10:30am - 11:30am Education & Health Tracks
(Attendees Choose One Track)
Education: The Promise of Equal Opportunity for Girls of Color
The promise of equal opportunity for girls of color has been broken. In this session, attendees will learn about current and critical research that articulates this broken promise. Research that illuminates how black girls are misunderstood, judged and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Research that describes how these institutions are keeping girls of color from fulfilling their dreams, and accessing one of the fastest growing markets in the world -- technology. Finally, attendees will learn about an innovative initiative, My Brothers and Sisters Keeper, launched by the San Francisco Unified School District to address these deeply rooted issues and reverse these negative trends.
Dr. Monique W. Morris, Writer, Author, and Founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute. Author of Pushed Out: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Kelsey Robinson, Associate Principal at McKinsey and lead researcher on the Diversity in Tech McKinsey report
Landon Dickey, Special Assistant to the Superintendent for African American Achievement & Leadership of San Francisco Unified School District
Health: Social & Emotional Learning – Tools You Can Use
Current educational and scientific research suggest that social and emotional intelligence are key indicators of academic and life success. In this interactive workshop you will gain a lens through which to view the girls in your life, that will support you to focus on SEL skills and competencies that can be taught. You will gain understanding about why this holistic approach to health is critical. You will leave with ideas, practices, and tools to implement with girls in any context.
This workshops will be led by Elizabeth Mcleod, educational consultant and co-founder of GirlVentures and the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning.
11:30am - 2:00pm Afternoon Plenary Session
Lunch: Registrants are pre-grouped into discussion tables by issue area.
GirlTalks: GirlTalks are 15-minute presentations from girls and young women who are innovating, advocating, and leading the girls' movement.
Amanda Harris, Student at Holy Names High School, Technology Entrepreneur & Winner of the Congressional App Challenge 2016
Jasmine Murray-Thomas, Community Organizer and Co-Chair of the Youth Advocacy Board of the Young Women's Freedom Center
KEYNOTE Address: Pamela Shifman, CEO of the NoVo Foundation
2:00pm - 3:00pm Leadership & Collective Impact Tracks (Attendees Choose One Track)
Leadership: Breaking Glass Ceilings - Skills for Success
In this session, experts on women’s leadership will present essential skills for success in nontraditional careers, including Politics, Advertising and Fortune 500 companies. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how girls’ organizations and professionals can better prepare tomorrow’s women for success by ensuring girls are developing these skills today. The session will culminate in a discussion on how to strengthen the leadership pipeline and achieve gender parity within the next generation!
Advertising: Kat Gordon, Founder & CEO of the 3% Conference
Fortune 500 Companies: Noni Allwood, Center for Talent Innovation
Political Leadership: Kimberly Ellis, Executive Director of Emerge California
Youth Perspectives: Amplifying Girls' Voices for Change
How can we work together as girls’ champions to ensure that girls are heard at decision-making tables locally, nationally and internationally? In this session we will hear from young women who are creating new messages about girlhood and femininity, and discuss how we can partner with our girls to build power through voice. Learn about how organizations are using a myriad of innovative platforms - like film, music and advocacy - to amplify girls’ call for change. Making loud something that has been quieted by our society for too long. Making visible that which is often invisible.
Taylor Sky Criswell, Student, Artist and Activist
Alejandra Jauregui Iniguez, Student at Oakland Unity High School, Senior ACT (Advocating Change Together) Intern for Girls Inc. and Activist
Anna Morris, Student at Piedmont High School, Member of the Student Board of Directors of Camp Reel Stories and Filmmaker
Whitney Wisnom, Student at Tech High School, Intern for Oracle Education Foundation
3:00pm - 4:00pm Closing Plenary
Closing Keynote Address: Peggy Orenstein, Writer and Award-Winning Author: Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Girls & Sex
Special Performance by Dimensions Dance Theater
4:00pm - 5:00pm Celebration & Reception
Unwind with your colleagues and new friends. Join us in a celebration of sisterhood.