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3rd annual girls symposium


Kathleen Hassan

About the keynote speaker:

A nationally recognized speaker, author & confidence coach, Kathleen is the creator of the Girls Voices Self-Esteem Curriculum, author of Square Peg Round Hole, a body image book for pre-teen girls about fitting in and standing out, and a contributing author to an anthology book for writers entitled Life by Heart.

Kathleen has developed and delivered programs on the topics of self-esteem, leadership, attitude, stress management and the power of choice. As a guest editor and contributor for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund, Kathleen's articles are inspiring women and girls around the globe.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Marriott Merritt Parkway, Trumbull

Today’s girls and young women inhabit a world where bullying, sexualized media messages, self-destructive behaviors and other threats can destroy their adolescence and derail their futures.

Join more than 200 practitioners, who work closely with girls, at our Third Annual Girls Symposium to learn strategies and best practices to further prepare you in helping girls develop the confidence and necessary coping skills to contend with some of today’s most pressing challenges.

Attendees will experience expert-led presentations and workshops specially designed to help today's girls and young women; you will also hear from girls on what is and isn’t working.

You’ll learn strategies you can apply to help girls in the following areas:

  • Leadership & Self-Advocacy
  • Social Media & Media Literacy
  • Body Image
  • Empowering Girls Through Language
  • Being an Upstander Versus a Bystander
  • Mental Health

who should attend

The Girls Symposium is ideal for:

  • Educators
  • Social Service Professionals
  • Therapists
  • Counselors
  • School Resource Officers
  • Parents and Guardians
  • Healthcare Practitioners
  • Anyone Who Works With Girls

symposium details

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway
                  180 Hawley Lane
                  Trumbull, Conn. 
                  Driving Directions 

Or you may print a registration form and send it to the address listed below. Please make checks out to FCCF- FWG. 

Alex Quesada 
383 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851

Registration is $75 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials.

Space is limited to the first 200 attendees, so register online today.


Tricia Hyacinth
Program & Development Manager
The Fund for Women and Girls