Young Women’s Program

Attendees from the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA, participated in the 2017 Young Women’s Program

In partnership with our sponsors, the Pennsylvania Conference for Women is proud to, once again, bring the Young Women’s Program to the 2017 conference. This program provides high school junior and senior girls with the opportunity to attend the Conference and participate in a seminar track designed especially for them.

This unique opportunity exposes our next generation of leaders to dynamic speakers, and encourages them to exchange ideas. Please take a moment to acknowledge the young women in attendance as you travel the halls of the convention center today. You may be sharing your experience with future teachers, doctors, authors, CEOs or even a president!

Please come back here next spring to learn about acquiring tickets for the 2018 Conference.

2017 YWP Programming

Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path (POE)

“Follow your gut” is advice easy to give, but harder to follow. How do you know when following your intuition will lead you to happiness and success?  In the session, super stars in their industries will share with you the reasons why fostering your passions, seeking purpose in your chosen interest and taking the road less traveled is often the most rewarding, despite (and because of) the hiccups and failures you may encounter on the way.

Thought Leader: Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief, Her Campus
⚬ Robyn Moreno, editorial director, Latina Media Ventures
⚬ Colleen Rooney, VP, global communications, QVC
⚬ Tracey Welson-Rossman, CMO, Chariot Solutions and founder, TechGirlz

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

As women, we are constantly pushing ourselves to see how far we can go, but how far is too far? It’s no secret that that we have a different set of needs than our male counterparts, but we are competing in the same eld. How much should I be eating? How much should I be working out? How can protect my body and or avoid injury? In this informative and interactive power session, attendees will learn the answers to these questions as well as how to care for our bodies, how to compete safely and keep ourselves off the sidelines.

Speaker: Courtney Mullen, rehabilitation specialist, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Success on Your Terms: Empowering Your Way to THE BIG LIFE (W)

The best thing about life on your own terms? There is no one clear-cut course of action. But, how do you create the life you want when you’re not even sure you know what that looks like or how to get it?  Welcome to the Big Life—it’s not only within your reach; you get to write the rules. Led by Ann Shoket, former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine, this session offers insights to help you tap your ambition AND honor your dreams at the same time. This insightful session will explore what goes through your head when you fall down or hit a bump, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference in creating your Big Life.

Speaker: Ann Shoket, former editor-in-chief, Seventeen magazine and author, The Big Life
Emcee: Jenice Armstrong, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Getting to the STEM of It: Today’s Experiences for Tomorrow’s Careers
Drexel LeBow Career Pavilion, Halls C & D

What do a crime scene investigation, the analysis of Drake’s latest album sales, and a botanist all have in common? Careers in STEM! In this session, young attendees will learn how studies in the science, technology, engineering, and math elds can lead to a career that stands out from the rest.

Speakers: Carmita Champ, interim director of graduate student services, Drexel LeBow College of Business, and Diana Jones, associate director for experiential learning, Drexel LeBow College of Business

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