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On Saturday, June 3rd, more than 200 female DCPS students attended the first annual “We the Girls” Leadership Conference and Pep Rally. Part of the Bowser administration’s new initiative, “Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders”, the conference was a day of celebration and inspiration for young women of color in grades 5-12.
The day’s activities included exploration of topics related to identity, stress management, healthy relationships, community advocacy, self-care, leadership, entrepreneurship, STEM, applying to college, and more. “We were honored to work with the DCPS Office of the Chief of Schools to bring the vision for this program to life, with a new logo and materials that promoted the event. As a woman of color, I am particularly passionate about empowering young women to gain the confidence and skills to be tomorrow’s leaders,” said Marshall Moya CEO Paola Moya.
The three pillars of Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders include:
Read WAMU coverage of the event and program here.