Young Women’s Program
In partnership with our sponsors, the Pennsylvania Conference for Women is proud to bring back its Young Women’s
Program, which provides high school junior and senior girls with the opportunity to attend the Conference and participate in a seminar track designed especially for them. The participation of nearly 300 high school students in this year’s conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.
This unique program enables our next generation of leaders to hear from dynamic speakers, exchange ideas and begin to chart their own paths. In our 11-year history, more than 2,800 young women have attended the Pennsylvania Conference for Women as a result of these scholarships.
Sessions in the Young Women’s track include:
Girl Rising: Viewing and Discussion
The 2013 movie Girl Rising took us by storm and opened our eyes to the plight of girls around the world. In this session, Girl Rising VP Samantha Wright will share poignant moments from the film and lead a discussion about how you can use your education to change your life.
Speaker: Samantha Wright, vice president, impact strategy, Girl Rising @girlrising
Host: Susan L. Anderson, Esq., former special assistant to Gov. Edward G. Rendell
Turning Your Dream Into Reality
How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it.
Thought Leader: Jessica Bacal, author, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong
Panel of Experts: Maria Allison, founder, Forsei Consulting @forseico; Emma Johnson, founder, EmJohn Jewelry @EmJohnJewelry; Jill Ross, VP and market director, Beneficial Bank @BeneficialBank
Host: Sarah Palisi Chapin, CEO, Hail Merry @SarahChapinHM