GirlStart Girls in STEM Conference – I was the keynote speaker…

One of the my favorite things to do is to empower girls to be the best they can be. I get to do it on a daily basis with my 10th grade girls at Riverbend. There is nothing more rewarding.

Last weekend I has the pleasure of speaking to 500 preteen and teen girls for GirlStart’s Girls in STEM. Girls in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) is a day conference giving the girls hands on experience in STEM, led by professional women in the STEM fields.

No, I’m not a STEM professional. My keynote was about encouraging the girls to reach for their dreams because they CAN accomplish them.

As I encourage others to reach for their dreams, it undoubtedly reminds me to keep reaching for my own. Funny how that works.

As I was leaving, the  adorable ‘little muffins’ were running up to give me hugs and tell me about their dreams. Precious.

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I challenged the girls to write down three things and put it where they can see it often:

  1. Write down their dream
  2. Write down the name of someone who inspired them during the conference
  3. Write down what/why/how they were inspired.

Do you have a dream? If you are willing to share it, I’d love to hear it below…

If you have pre-teen or teen girls, I highly encourage getting them involved with GirlStart and Girls in STEM. Click here to read the live streaming reviews that the girls were posting on twitter during the conference.

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