Girls may not consider themselves superheroes or think they have super powers, but at this year’s annual Marin Teen Girl Conference on Sunday, March 25th, they will have the opportunity to experience what it means to have a voice, their own special power! Presented by the Marin Women’s Commission, the Marin Teen Girl Conference is all about leveraging your unique combination of smarts, ambition and awesome-ness to make the world a better place!
This year the theme for the Marin Teen Girl Conference is “Be Your Own Super Hero!” and kicks off with keynote speaker Pamela K. Hamamoto, Diplomat and Visionary. Pamela Hamamoto was sworn in by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as the 18th Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva. UN Women honored Ambassador Hamamoto as a GEM-TECH Global Achiever for her exceptional efforts to boost women’s empowerment through ICTs. In November 2016, the U.S. Department of State nominated Ambassador Hamamoto for the Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service. In March 2017, she was recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme’s Gender and Environment Network for her visionary and inspiring leadership during her tenure as head of the U.S. Mission in Geneva.
Expect an amazing day packed with speakers, empowering workshops, music and entertainment for Marin County girls in grades 8-12. The Marin Teen Girl Conference connects young women throughout the county in an uplifting, supportive way. This conference is designed BY girls, FOR girls. You will soar with new friendships and ideas when you attend.
The 2018 Marin Teen Girl Conference will be on Sunday, March 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. It’s held at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael and includes breakfast, lunch and a Goody Bag. Those who are interested can register at and find more information at www.marinteengirl.org. Registration fee is $20.00. Please note that there are scholarships available.
The Marin Women’s Commission was created by the Board of Supervisor to ensure economic, social, political and educational opportunities throughout the county. This Commission established the Marin Teen Girls Conference to create a safe forum for Marin’s teenage girls to explore their place in the world, gain skills to create positive relationships, learn confidence to make good choices and to experience local community support that would help them achieve their personal goals.