Girls Lead! (previously Girls' Economic Power Day) is targeted towards teen girls in order that they may learn life skills not taught in the classroom. Participants attend informative and inspiring workshops developed and lead by teen girls on topics such as fearless speaking, negotiation skills, career options, budgeting, investing, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship, how to get a job, stereotypes and much more. Teen Moxie believes young women first need to be comfortable with themselves before they can truly be successful at gaining economic power. Through self-esteem and confidence building activities, teen girls will be enabled to use their newly acquired skills to pursue their dreams. In addition, a keynote speaker will be present to speak on life experiences to encourage girls to set high goals for themselves and to persevere for what they want.
The 2008 event included the workshops:
-Ready... Set ... College!
-Health & Fitness 101
-Snap Judgments & Stereotypes: When to Rein Them In, When to Let Them Rule
-You're Hired! How to Get a Job or an Internship
-Power Over Plastic: Credit, Cash and Your Brilliant Financial Future
-Time Management 101: Victory Over Procrastination!
-Budgeting: Play the Real Game of Life!
-Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Dream into Reality!
-Fearless Speaking: Taming the Butterflies
The 2009 event will be in March 2009. If you are interested, check www.teenmoxie.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and ways to get involved.