Young Women's leadership & empowerment conference

"Starting the conversation"

Young Women Leading

Empowering Future Women Leaders

November 23, 2019 

9:00AM - 4:00PM

 
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Audience: Young Teen Girls (Young Women) in Middle-School, High-School, and Undergraduate College, and Parents

Today's young women are faced with daily social pressures to perform and appease. Although social tides are changing and improving, cultural habits still impress upon young women to over-perform, under-receive, and remain gracious, accepting, and silent. These are topics that must be addressed if we hope to improve the lives of young women in the future.

 

Young Women Leading is taking this challenge to Empower Future Women Leaders. Through the Young Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference we hope to Start the Conversation to move us in the right direction, as we empower young women to take control of their lives and their future!

Over this one-day conference, teen girls and parents will be exposed to top female business leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, and therapists, telling their personal stories of adversity and triumph as well as teaching tools to reach for leadership roles, manage social pressures, and rise above adversity. Students and parents will also participate in therapist-led break-out sessions to start the conversation as well as gain first-hand experience in practicing these tools in managing social pressures and saying yes to their dreams.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will truly make a dramatic impact on young women to empower them to be successful future leaders!

AGENDA
9:00AM
9:15AM
10:00AM
11:00AM
12:00PM
1:30PM
2:30PM
3:30PM
Opening Remarks
Andria Balogh, Executive Director, STEM·E Youth Career Development Program
Nicole​ Taylor, CEO & Founder, VOW
Keynote: Women in Leadership
Dr. Shana D. Lewis, LPC, NCC, Clinical Director/Owner, Living Well PCS, PLLC
Break-Out Session #1: Discussions on Social Pressure
Group conversations on personal experiences

Emily Winfield, LCSW-S, MBA | Clinical Social Work Supervisor, New Wave Therapy

Kimberly Robison, LCSW-S | Founder & Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor, Houston Counseling Affiliates, PLLC

Jessica Walden-Glass, LPC, LCDC | Owner & LMFT Associate, Right Mentality

Shandelynn Hillard, MS | LMFT Associate, Tea Time Therapy, PLLC

Richelle Whittaker | Educational Psychologist, Providential Counseling & Consulting Services, PLLC

Maegon Miller, LPC | Coach

Amber Lane | Social Work Counselor, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Founder & Director, Knowing Your Worth Inc

Khandyce Pitner |           

DeAnna Dotson, LMSW | Investigator, The Department of Family and Protective Services and Woodland Springs Behavioral Hospital Assessments

Panel A: Leading Women of the Future

Lacresha Simpson | Founder of the Self Care Hustle

Dr. Janice Beal |               

Judge Gloria Lopez |                      

Christine Powell | Executive Director, The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston

Gabriella Ballard |         

 

 

 

                  

Luncheon Special Performance
Ronan Bank$ | Rap Artist, Speaker
Luncheon Theatre
Observing and discussing real situations with
Theatre Under the Stars
Panel B: #Metoo in 2019

Dolores Lozano |

Shadawn McCants M.A., LPC, NCC | Licensed Professional Counselor, CEO of Know and  Live Counseling

Amber Lane, MSSW, LMSW | Social Work Counselor, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Founder & Director, Knowing Your Worth Inc

Dr. Jonita Reyolds | Professional: Chief Executive Officer - Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. / Personal: First Lady, Texas House District 27

Tanya Taylor |  Author

Break-Out Session #2: Methods of Empowerment
Acting out and discussing live situations

Emily Winfield, LCSW-S, MBA | Clinical Social Work Supervisor, New Wave Therapy

Kimberly Robison, LCSW-S | Founder & Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor, Houston Counseling Affiliates, PLLC

Jessica Walden-Glass, LPC, LCDC | Owner & LMFT Associate, Right Mentality

Shandelynn Hillard, MS | LMFT Associate, Tea Time Therapy, PLLC

Richelle Whittaker | Educational Psychologist, Providential Counseling & Consulting Services, PLLC

Maegon Miller, LPC | Coach

Amber Lane | Social Work Counselor, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Founder & Director, Knowing Your Worth Inc

Khandyce Pitner |           

DeAnna Dotson, LMSW | Investigator, The Department of Family and Protective Services and Woodland Springs Behavioral Hospital Assessments

Keynote: Surviving and Thriving
LaShasta Bell, LPC-S, CCATP, Speaker/Author, I Choose Me, PLLC
4:00PM
Closing Remarks
Andria Balogh, Executive Director, STEM·E Youth Career Development Program
Nicole​ Taylor, CEO & Founder, VOW

"Together we can empower young women to take control of their lives, learn how to handle social and professional pressures, while managing their way up to the top!" -Andria Balogh, Executive Director, STEM·E Youth Career Development Program

 
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SPEAKERS
Keynote: Women in Leadership
Dr. Shana D. Lewis, LPC, NCC, Clinical Director/Owner, Living Well PCS, PLLC
Panel A: Leading Women of the Future

Lacresha Simpson | Founder of the Self Care Hustle

Dr. Janice Beal |               

Judge Gloria Lopez |                      

Christine Powell | Executive Director, The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston

Gabriella Ballard |                           

Panel B: #Metoo in 2019

Dolores Lozano |

Shadawn McCants M.A., LPC, NCC | Licensed Professional Counselor, CEO of Know and  Live Counseling

Amber Lane, MSSW, LMSW | Social Work Counselor, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Founder & Director, Knowing Your Worth Inc

Dr. Jonita Reyolds |

Tanya Taylor |  Author

Keynote: Surviving and Thriving
LaShasta Bell, LPC-S, CCATP, Speaker/Author, I Choose Me, PLLC
HOW TO GET THERE?
Shell Auditorium @ Rice University
Janice and Robert McNair Hall
1900 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005
Traveling from the East
Take US-59 South, Exit Greenbriar, Turn Left onto Greenbriar, Turn Left onto University Road
Turn Right into Entrance 20, entering the Rice University Campus.
Turn Right at the Second stop-sign
The McNair Hall Underground Parking Garage will be on your Left
Traveling from the West
Take US-59 North, Exit Greenbriar, Turn Right onto Greenbriar, Turn Left onto University Road
Turn Right into Entrance 20, entering the Rice University Campus.
Turn Right at the Second stop-sign
The McNair Hall Underground Parking Garage will be on your Left
 
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