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Central KY Breakout Sessions

Participants will attend a variety of interactive discussion panels and breakout sessions. Each student will attend a total of 2 breakout sessions. The breakouts will be delivered by various local women that represent a variety of careers and personal choices. These women are experts on issues that high school girls are currently facing. The sessions will teach important skills needed to be successful in the workforce and ways to develop their leadership potential.


Be Bold, Be Confident:  In the Be Bold, Be Confident session, we will discuss how a young woman in today’s society can be powerful.  We will discuss self-worth, negative stereotypes and how to overcome them.  We will also demonstrate how to empower other women and girls in our day to day lives.

Careers in STEM, STEM Career Panel:  The percentage of women in STEM related careers is lower compared to men in the same fields.  Choosing a career in STEM does not mean you have to sit behind a desk solving equations all day.  Come hear from a panel of successful women with very different backgrounds tell their career journey and get insight into the possibilities of careers in STEM related fields.

Raise the Standard, Prevention Program for Human Trafficking:  Empower students to develop healthy relationships built on respect, free from violence and intimidation.  Refuge for Women has worked with hundreds of human trafficking survivors to gain insight into what causes to victims to be trapped into a life of vulnerability and exploitation.  Students will take away tips to keep them safe from predators in everyday situations like a trip to the mall or daily social media interactions.

Creating Your Story: Exploring Careers in the Community:  Have you ever wanted to know more about particular careers or the “real” story of how successful women have achieved excellence in their careers?  This interactive panel session will feature successful women from our community whose careers are thriving.  They will share their career areas and personal career pathways. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak with each of the members of the panel.

Collegiate Panel:  Have you been wondering what college life will be like?  A panel of 3 EKU students are eager to share their experience with you during this 40 minute student led question and answer session.  So, don’t be shy, bring your questions and ask away!

Tough as Nails: Protecting Yourself with Self Defense:  In this interactive session, you will learn concepts and skills to help you develop important and empowering self-protection strategies.

Working Towards Wealth:  Very soon, today’s high school students will be entering college and/or the workforce. Ultimately, your first “real” job comes with a paycheck which requires savvy beyond simply knowing how to balance a checkbook. If you’re planning to attend college, you will be immediately enticed by credit card offers right on campus grounds. Will you be prepared to pay off the debt quickly or struggle against variable interest rates and the culmination of student loans and rent? This session will focus on how making the right financial decisions as early as possible can make all the difference in your quality of life!

Goal Setting:  Unlock your full potential! In this 40 minute hands on breakout session you will learn how to set formal goals by creating a vision board which will help you identify the things that mean the most for your success now and into the future. Materials will be provided.

Empowerment / Self- Confidence:  Finding solitude in your struggle, as a young woman, when the world demands so much of you, can be a challenge.   Self-empowerment and self-confidence are products of desire, purpose, and intentionality. Explore practical ways to turn your struggles into power, and begin to develop your own narrative for your life.

Green Dot Presentation:  This session will introduce participants to the concept of culture change and will explore the kind of culture change that is needed to end power-based personal violence.  Participants will learn about “red dots,” “green dots,” recognizing different forms of violence and bystander intervention.  Participants will walk away with strategies and tools that will help them put more green dots on the map and make their schools and communities safer!



Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Registration:  8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Conference Welcome: 8:45 – 9:10 a.m.

Morning Charge Up: 9:10 – 9:20 a.m.

Transfer to Breakouts/Restroom Break: 9:20 – 9:35 a.m.

Breakout Session 1:  9:35 – 10:15 a.m.

Transfer to Lunch or Breakout #2a: 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

1/2 Lunch or 1/2 Breakout Session #2a: 10:30 – 11:10 a.m.

Transfer to Lunch or Breakout #2b: 11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

1/2 Lunch or 1/2 Breakout Session #2b: 11:25 – 12:05 p.m.

Transfer to Brock Auditorium: 12:05 – 12:20 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:  12:20 – 1:20 p.m.

Students Depart: 1:30 p.m.

Have questions? Contact us!

Kimberly Clayton-Code

YWL Registration Manager



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