During the conference, students will meet with prominent women business owners and business professionals who will act as Conference Mentors for the day. These women will lead the students through a series of interactive activities and discussions centered on starting and running a business, facilitate small roundtable group discussions, answer questions, and share information about their challenges and successes in running a business or working in the business world.

In our changing economy, financial independence and security are on the minds of young people who have watched as their parents are “down-sized” and friends worry about finding a job. The overriding objective of the conference, therefore, is to teach young girls how to take control of their financial futures through entrepreneurship.

Schedule of Events*



9:00 a.m.

Opening and Welcome

9:15 a.m.

Hot Company® Board Game

10:15 a.m.

What is Economic Power for Teen Women?

10:30 a.m.

Interviews with Women in Business

11:45 a.m.

Lunch and Group Photos

12:30 p.m.

Product in a Box®

1:30 p.m.

Budget Savvy®

2:10 p.m.

Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program

2:20 p.m.


2:30 p.m.


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