Carolinas Conference Information
Presented by Toyota and our Platinum Sponsors Duke Energy, SOAR, and Northern Kentucky University in partnership with Ashland Community and Technical College and the University of Louisville’s College of Education, the 2020 Young Women LEAD Live! is open to high school girls in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and the Carolinas.
YWL Live! is free to all who attend and registration will be limited, first-come, first-served.
2020 Keynote Speaker
Julie Marie Carrier
#1 National Bestselling Author of Girls Lead and BeYOUtiful, “Recognized as America’s #1 Speaker for Girls,” Emmy Nominee, and Girl’s Success Coach as Seen on MTV’s Positive, Goal-Setting TV Show, “MADE.”
More About Julie Marie Carrier
Featured on NBC’s Today Show, Julie Carrier is a top national speaker, award-winning author and EmmyNominee. Julie also has brought her message to millions of homes on national television as a Success Coach for MTV’s #1 hit positive goal-setting TV Show, MADE.
Julie’s messages are also featured in the New York Times bestseller, The Success Principles, Chicken Soup for the Extraordinary Teen Soul, in her national award-winning book, BeYOUtiful!, considered a best book for girls and young women on success and selfconfidence, and in her #1 National Bestselling book, Girls Lead.
Recognized as one of the Top 50 Student Leaders in the Nation and a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to England, Julie graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Leadership Studies from The Ohio State University. At the age of just 23, Julie was hired to serve as a Senior Management Consultant in Leadership Development for the Pentagon where she served for four years.
With her increasing successes because of leadership opportunities and positive role models, Julie also became increasingly frustrated with how negative media messages and lack of leadership opportunities were blocking girls and young women away from achieving their dreams. As a result, Julie left her prestigious Pentagon career in order to serve as a positive voice for young women on leadership, character and confidence.
Learn more about Julie at www.topspeakerforgirls.com
Monique is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the tremendously successful High School Musical franchise, as well as the 4th place contestant on season 3 of ABC’s hit show, Dancing with the Stars. Additionally, this Teen Choice Award and Billboard Award Winner has co-hosted The View, appeared on such shows as Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen, and The Tyra Banks Show.
More About Monique Coleman
Monique was also named the first-ever United Nations Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth and led a global 24 country tour to empower and inspire young people. Monique has worked closely on projects with UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, and UN.
Monique’s real and down-to-earth speaking style engages audiences of thousands. She is a Champion for UN Foundation’s Global Girls Program, “Girl Up” and is Allstate Foundation’s “Good Starts Young Ambassador.”
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman became activists when they were eight years old, and started inspiring girls in their village in Pakistan to continue their education, when poverty was leading them to quit school and work instead. The now 18-year-old twins have since worked in their local and global community for causes including girls’ education in Pakistan and around the world, climate justice, gender equality and inclusivity. They even have their own non-profit, The World With MNR, that uses advocacy, storytelling and development to take action and inspire others to do the same.
More About Maryam and Nivaal Rehman
They are continuing their activism through volunteering, traveling and sharing their experiences through their social media and their YouTube channel, The World With MNR. They’ve used their platform to cover several events — from the Social Good Summit in New York City, to the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. — and interview global figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, and Madame Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF.
Their activism has led to recognition in media and several awards, including the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (now the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers). Most recently, they released their documentary on the status of girls’ education in Pakistan, and held global screenings to spark further conversation and inspire audience members to take action themselves.
This year’s Young Women LEAD Live! will be hosted virtually.
September 24, 2020
September 25, 2020
Time: 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 9:15- 9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions: 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Julie Carrier: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Monique Coleman: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Closing: 11:45 am – 12:00 p.m.