GENaustin is partnering with numerous organizations and speakers to bring the best possible information to We Are Girls. Check out some of our workshop providers below.
Shayna Barksdale, LCSW and Kappie Bliss, LPC are a mother-daughter team who will present “ Pink Chaos: Navigating the Mother- Daughter Relationship for 8-12 year olds”. The goal of the presentation is to provide information concerning the importance of building a strong foundation during the tween years and strategies to improve communication. The workshop will include both education and experiential activities. For information about upcoming half day and full day workshops email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School engages, educates, and empowers people of all skill levels, economic and cultural backgrounds to adopt healthy lifestyles through dance and regular physical activity. By providing quality instruction in an open and inviting atmosphere the BCS inspires confidence and encourages fun. For more information call (512) 476-9051 ext 126 or visit them online at www.balletaustin.org/community.
Candace Avila is woman entrepreneur, advocate, coach, and champion for girl empowerment. Candace has reached and inspired hundreds of women of all ages with their quest to create the life that supports their family through her speaking engagements, coaching programs and workshops. Learn more about Candace by going to www.CandaceAvila.com and www.urstrong.com/CandaceAvila
Cecily Sailer has worked with writers-in-the-schools organizations for six years and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston. Her own work has appeared in The Texas Observer, Texas Monthly online, and Teachers & Writers Magazine.
Con Mi Madre, founded as The Junior League’s Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program, increases the Hispanic representation of women in post-secondary educational institutions through a focus on education and social support services to girls and their mothers. We break the cultural barriers that prevent Hispanic girls from reaching their educational dreams. For more information visit www.conmimadre.org.
Dr. Karen Rayne provides comprehensive and standards-based education to parents, children, and teenagers on how to have more open and honest communication around sex and sexuality among friends and family and in relationships. For more information, please visit www.karenrayne.com.
Dr. Maria Luque is a healthy educator and fitness expert. She teaches health and wellness courses and workshops as well as personal and group fitness training. For more information email email@example.com.
Emily’s lifelong engagement in the creative process inspires her to infuse her workshops and storytelling programs with imagination, improvisation, and play. The schools, libraries, houses of worship, festivals, conference and community centers where she presents to children and adults appreciate her lighthearted approach. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experiment and Explore is the effort of Valentina Valé to encourage all people to remain friends with their inner artist. Through 3-D exercises, participants explore forms, relationships and functionality; each participant solves their design in a different way as they experience their own choices, taste and pace. When one attends a Jewelry Design Workshop, fulfillment of the need to express one’s individuality can occur. For more information, please visit www.experimentandexplore.com.
Fun Financial Facts is a program designed to help young girls understand free enterprise concepts. The goal of the program is to introduce a basic understanding of how our financial system works. This will empower young girls by looking at our financial system as a tool to help build their knowledge base and feel confident about their credit history, the stock markets, and other important financial facts. For additional information about the program please contact Koreena Malone at email@example.com.
Girlstart empowers girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Girlstart is one of the few informal education programs in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping K–12 girls in STEM. Girlstart provides afterschool clubs, summer camps, Girls In STEM Conference, science events, and educator workshops. For more information, please visit: www.girlstart.org
Girls Incorporated of Greater Austin (GIGA) was founded in December of 2008 to provide intentional and compensatory programming & advocacy projects to girls, that is built on the foundation of a belief in girls’ rights and abilities. Our vision is EMPOWERED girls and an EQUITABLE society. Our mission is empowering girls to realize their full potential through gender specific programming that inspires all girls to be STRONG, SMART, & BOLD. For more information, please visit: www.girlsinc-greateraustin.org
GirlTalk Therapy is a fun and engaging way to help tween and teen girls build confidence, create healthy relationships and navigate life changes. We provide group and family therapy, parenting workshops and community outreach. For more information, please visit www.girltalktherapy.com
Latinitas Magazine is the first digital magazine made for and by Latina youth. Our magazine is focused on informing, entertaining and inspiring young Latinas to grow healthy, confident and successful. It features Latina youth voices from our Youth Editorial Advisory Board and reader submissions. For more information, please visit www.latinitasmagazine.com
Since 1995, Lucien, Stirling & Gray Advisory Group’s Cass Grange has specialized in engaging clients in thoughtful conversations to help them determine exactly what their money is for and then help them paint realistic pictures of their financial present and future. At the We Are Girls conference, she will share her inspirational and practical advice on good credit, credit cards, smart financial habits, and paying for college. Lucien, Stirling & Gray Advisory Group, Inc. is an independent, fee-only wealth management firm that has served Central Texas clients since 1992. A Registered Investment Advisor, LSG provides fiduciary-level asset-management, advice, and planning services. Lucien, Stirling & Gray was named one of Austin’s “Best Places to Work” by the Austin Business Journal in 2010, 2011 and 2012. For more information visit www.lsggroup.com.
Provides a safe and supportive place for women and girls to explore, identify and embrace their moods and feelings through creative writing and imagery. Sharing is caring and expression is freedom! For more information visit www.melancholygirls.com.
Moolah U provides young people with a fundamental understanding of how money works, giving them access to a life of financial independence and responsibility. Our unique methodology introduces financial concepts in a “kid-friendly” way. We offer summer camps, after school clubs and curriculum. For more information visit www.themoneyacademy.net.
The National Dating Abuse Helpline is a 24-hour resource specifically designed for teens and young adults experiencing abuse in their dating relationships. It is a service accessible by text, chat or phone with real-time, one-on-one support from peer advocates. For more information please visit www.loveisrespect.org.
Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted nonprofit provider of reproductive health care. Dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable reproductive health care and teen pregnancy prevention education to more than 30,000 men, women, and teens in Austin each year. For more information visit www.ppaustin.org.
RegainYourTime.com offers speaking, training and consulting in the areas of productivity, personal workflow processes and attention management. We teach a proprietary workflow system for handling commitments, communication and information called the Empowered Productivity System. It bridges the connection between behavioral processes and technology to enable productive, empowered and energized individuals and teams. For more information please visit www.RegainYourTime.com.
Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach/speaker and the president of Career Strategists. For the last 20 years, she has created life-changing women’s events and has been featured in US News and World Report, Yogi Times, AARP, Good Housekeeping, and more. She is the author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life and Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life (February 2013). Thousands of women worldwide are participating in self-renewal circles based on the Guide to enhance balance and well-being in their lives. For more information, please visit reneetrudeau.com and careerstrategists.net.
Sheila Morataya is an author, self-esteem coach, and speaker. She is frequently invited as an expert by CNN Español, SOI TV and UNIVISION as a columnist in publications around Latin America. For more information please visit www.sheilamorataya.com.
The Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention Program provides anti-DWI/alcohol awareness presentations and information booths free to the Travis County community. The UDPP mission is: To create a community consensus that underage drinking is illegal, unhealthy and unacceptable. For more information, please call (512) 854-9415.
xoallison~ Life Coaching for Young Women. Owned by Allison Kramer, creative mother of two teenagers whose passion is helping young women to prioritize their goals, identify their passions and achieve their dreams. She loves working with young women 14-25 years old. She is available for workshops, individual coaching & group coaching. For more information, please visit www.xoallison.com.
Yoga RX provides private consultations, which include a written practice plan & anxiety reducing breathing exercises. Some practice plans may include meditation techniques & philosophical study guides, depending on the individual’s goals. Each practice plan is specifically tailored to meet the individual’s needs, in order to achieve the most consistent, positive results possible. For more information, please visit www.yoga-rx.com.