Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas is excited to announce plans for their second annual Power 2 the Girl Conference. This year’s conference is themed “Power H.E.R (Health, Equity and Reform)” and will provide girls in 6th-10th grade attending schools in underserved areas of Dallas the social and emotional tools they need to navigate this challenging time.
- Health: Girls will understand the “double shift” society places upon women and identify ways in which COVID-19 has exposed girls to this “double shift.” Girls will acknowledge and release heavy and harmful feelings and burdens and replace them with sustainable self-care strategies for mental and physical revitalization.
- Equity: Girls will learn about the “glass ceiling” and analyze factors contributing to gender inequity. Girls will explore strategies to advocate for themselves and others and discover how collaboration is more powerful than competition.
- Reform: Girls will recognize unfairness at the individual level and injustice at the institutional level. Girls will practice speaking up with courage and respect when someone has been hurt or wronged by bias. They will walk away with tools to plan and carry out collective action against discrimination, bias and injustice.
- Power H.E.R.: In this culminating event, girls will experience sessions on each of the three series topics: Health, Equity, and Reform. Girls will create action plans to harness their power within, hear from an inspiring keynote speaker, and celebrate the collective strength of girls.
The schedule, format, and topics of the 2021 Power 2 the Girl Conference are designed for the current pandemic reality. This invitation-only conference will be presented as a series of four sessions, (March 11, April 15, April 29, and May 22). The sessions are designed as an innovative hybrid model of small in-person gatherings at schools with hands-on, engaging activities and a live-stream component to allow guest speakers to share motivational content. Girls Inc. plans to reach 1,000 girls through this conference!
Check out our photo gallery from last year’s inaugural Power 2 the Girl Conference!