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

GENaustin’s We Are Girls Conference Committee

Rebecca Powers, Chair  |  Bettye Nowlin, Honorary Advisor |  Julie Fisher, VIP Session Host

Linda Benge, Ellen Bryant, Sandra Bucklin, Lisa Fox, Myndi Garrett, Jana Grimes,
Tracy Holland, Darcy Kurtz, CJ Legare, Michelle M. Lopez, Lynn Meredith, Claire Powers, Kathrine Weaver, Theresa Woodiel

Thank You to our 2014 Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:


Heather Bendes, Betsy Blair, Rossana & Joe Barrios, Christine Bauer, Linda Benge, Sandra Bucklin, James & Doris Childress, Rani Clasquin & Eric Harslem, Jody Conradt, The Durant Family Foundation, Lisa Fox, Elizabeth Galic, Myndi Garrett, Dan Graham, Jana Grimes, Lisa Harris, Tracy Holland & Jim Skelding, Jeanne & Michael Klein, Darcy Kurtz, Diane Land & Steve Adler, Lisa LeGuin Lawrence, Michelle & Ruben Lopez, Liz Matthews, Kit Mellem, Lynn, Sarah, & Abby Meredith and Kate Andrade, Kate Ludeman & Eddie Erlandson, Bettye Nowlin, The Office of the Governor, Claire Powers, Rebecca Powers, Brock Purslow, Marcie Ramirez, Dr. Arthur & Margo Smith, The Stahl Family Foundation, The Joni Templeton Charitable Foundation, Kathrine Weaver, Marc & Suzanne Winkelman, Women Who Travel, Nancy Word


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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.