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Louisville Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Participants will attend a variety of interactive breakout sessions. These 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.

A.  Be Bold. Be Confident:  In “Be Bold. Be Confident”, we will discuss how being a young woman in today’s society can be a powerful thing. We will talk about 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.

B.  Creating Your Story: Exploring Careers in the Region:  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 tristate 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.

C. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Social Media Reflections and Reality : What do those selfies say about you? To post or not to post? Is there a chance you’re being too social on social media? Get answers and advice to some common questions and concerns on the best use of social media and learn about hidden risks.

D. The Real Deal on College Prep: A panel of college admissions professionals will share their expertise to help you on your journey from high school to college.

E.  Grow Up Green: A Savvy Girl’s Guide to Financial Success:  Grow-Up Green is an initiative that will teach you how to manage money, create wealth and make wise financial decisions. By participating in the GUG workshop, you will be prepared and poised for savvy and successful financial futures that will change your life and your family’s lives for generations to come.

F.  Careers in STEM:  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 of their career journey and get insight into the possibilities of careers in STEM related fields.

G.  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.

H.  Anti-bullying: Bullying and cyberbullying know no boundaries. There are many different types of bullying. Some are obvious, while others are more subtle. Types of bullying to look out for in your school and community include: hazing, cyberbullying and teen dating violence.

The Galt House


Presented by Toyota


and Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare

and SOAR

Platinum Sponsor


Date: October 12, 2016

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction: 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote: Liz Forkin Bohannon  9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Transfer/Break: 10:00 – 10:10 a.m.

Breakout Session #1:  10:10 – 10:50 a.m.

Transfer/Break: 10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session #2 11:00 – 11:40 a.m.

Transfer/Break: 11:40 – 11:50 a.m.

Lunch: 11:50 – 12:30 p.m.

Goal Setting Exercise  12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Students Depart: 1:15 p.m.

Have questions? Contact us!

Lisa Raterman

YWL Conference Manager