It is very easy to tell girls, ‘Be strong, you are beautiful, you are capable, don’t do this, do that, don’t worry about that, who cares what others think,' etc. What is missing is the idea of instilling worth. The Girls Empowerment Conference inspires a girl to feel she is worthy — worthy of good friends, worthy of healthy relationships, worthy of speaking her mind and of being heard, worthy of her dreams, worthy of
trying something nobody else has done.
If someone doesn’t feel worthy, they might do something they don’t really want to do, because they don’t have the courage or strength to say so. They may be coming from a place of fear rather than a place of personal love, respect and power. The Girls Empowerment Conference teaches girls that they are valuable and have a voice, by giving them information and tools to use. When girls feel confident about their bodies, their intelligence, their worthiness and their sexuality, they have the opportunity to go into the world and fully express themselves — as girls, as women, as humans.
If we spend too much time having conversations with ourselves about not being good enough, pretty enough, sexy enough or accepted enough, we are limiting ourselves to what we think the world thinks of us, rather than putting forth what we think of ourselves, what we find important, what we want to contribute to the world. Everyone has something important to share, and if that beautiful energy is wasted, then the world never gets to see it, and a girl misses out on what it feels like to be strong, free, worthy and capable. The Girls Empowerment Conference educates, empowers and inspire girls by raising awareness, developing communication skills and cultivating self-respect.
Kathy Bess Florence Patterson
Renee Richardson Lynn Sherman