Seeking Featured Conference Speakers for We Are Girls 2015!

GENaustin is currently looking for THREE Featured Conference Speakers for our 8th Annual Statewide We Are Girls Conference. This year our theme is “Tell Your Story.” The date is TBD, but will fall on a Saturday in November 2015. Each speaker is responsible for presenting to 3-8th graders and adults for about 50 min.  Do you think you or someone you know has what is takes? We encourage qualified professionals to apply.


In order to apply please submit the items below no later then March 13th Blair to


  • Cover letter
  • Professional resume
  • This years theme is “Tell Your Story”, so please include an essay or proposed presentation description which details how you would inspire girls to take the lead in their own lives. (Maximum 500 words)
  • Linked In Profile
  • 3 professional references (please include at least 1 who have seen you present to a large group.)
  • Requested compensation package
  • Clips of previous speaking engagements


2014 was the best We Are Girls Conference yet!

Check back soon for information about We Are Girls 2015, which will be held in November. In the meantime, check out the successes of our 2014 event!

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More than 1,700 girls in grades 3-12 and the adults who care about them filled the hallways of Austin High. We loved sharing this awesome day with all of you!

Over half of the girls attending received scholarships.
Girls came from all over Texas including Houston, Grand Prairie, Midland, and beyond. Here’s a look at We Are Girls, by the numbers:
1,762 registrants!
60% girls, 40% adults
Girl demographics:
48% Latina/Hispanic
31% Caucasian/White
12% African American/Black
6% Other/Multiracial
3% Asian American
18% Grades 3-4
45% Grades 5-6
21% Grades 7-8
16% Grades 9-12
Heard around We Are Girls:
“Leadership means to inspire people to do the right thing.” Morgan
 “Girls can do anything: care, inspire, rule the world, and make a difference.” Group from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Grand Prairie.
 “Being brave and fighting for what we believe is the best part of being a girl.” Annika
“It’s incredibly important for us to teach young girls that it’s OK for them to be loud and to have an opinion and to take up space in the world.” Ari

What is We Are Girls?

GENaustin’s We Are Girls Conference is a statewide annual event that helps girls explore the issues of bullying, body image and being a girl. Skill-building workshops and dynamic presentations are offered on topics including creating healthy relationships, building financial and media literacy, enhancing parent-daughter relationships and increasing positive body image, health, and wellness. Designed especially for girls in grades 3-12 and the adults who care about them, We Are Girls connects individuals with questions to the experts who have the answers.