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Young Women LEAD Live!

Two high school girls took a selfie during the Young Women LEAD Live! event to show their participation and excitement.

Believing in herself and Young Women LEAD

Lucy May of WCPO 9 On Your Side in Cincinnati tells the story of Jenny Patel, a college freshman who participated in Young Women LEAD events.
Jenny Patel told how Young Women LEAD shaped her life and why she encourages high-school girls to attend the Live! event on WCPO 9 On Your Side, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati.

Words of wisdom from the girls

Girls shared what they learned from Young Women LEAD Live! on social media and through our post-event surveys. The response was phenomenal!

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Inspiring messages from the women who spoke at Young Women LEAD Live!

Graphic leads a video of Julie Carrier, former Pentagon leadership consultant and The World’s #1 Coach for Young Women, who facilitated the first-ever Young Women LEAD Live!
Graphic links to video of the Young Women LEAD Student Advisory Board members who shared their stories and insights to empower other high school girls across the country.
Graphic links to a video of Monique Coleman, our celebrity guest, featured at our first-ever Young Women LEAD Live! event!
Graphic links to a video of Paola Suro, the emcee for Young Women LEAD Live!
Graphic links to a video of Maryam and Nivaal Rehman, who are role models for girls nationwide.
Graphic links to a video of Samantha Mardis of Toyota who welcomed high school girls across the nation to our Young Women LEAD Live! events
A guidance counselor posts a selfie of her with a student during Young Women LEAD Live!

Thank you

Young Women LEAD is grateful for our faithful supporters. Thanks to you, we’re able to build confidence in girls in grades 9 through 12 and encourage them to explore the careers their hearts desire.

Special shout outs to:

  • Teachers, administrators and guidance counselors who introduce girls to Young Women LEAD!
  • Parents who grasp the impact we’re making on their daughters’ lives and sign those permission slips!
  • Volunteers who tout our events via social media, in schools, with sponsors — and then roll up their sleeves to make the events happen!
  • Young professional women of SOAR whose vision and dedication brought — and continues to bring — Young Women LEAD to life!
  • Sponsors and the Founding 50 members whose commitment to developing strong girls and investments make it possible for us to provide the free programming to all girls!

“When I was a girl, I had limited possibilities. But that’s different for you. That’s because of the thousands of women who have come before you.”

– Sally Schott, founder of Young Women LEAD, encourages girls to embrace their possibilities

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Strong female leaders”

“This has been an incredible opportunity as a parent of all daughters. As a strong woman and business owner, it’s important for me to expose my daughters to other strong female leaders and this beyond hit the mark!”

Parent, first-time attendee

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“STEM Careers”

“This is a great event! So inspiring! I hope Toyota keeps sponsoring. I love that the girls see women in STEM careers. The quality of the speakers is always first rate.  I did a feedback survey and my students connected most with Monique Coleman, which was awesome.”

Annie Roberts, administrator,
fourth-time attendee

Rating: 5 out of 5.


“Our students come from some unstable homes and need to see they are worthy and capable of doing amazing things. I want them to see themselves the way we see them beautiful and NOT broken.”

Tammy Dorgan, counselor,
second-time attendee

In the news

Graphic to thank of our presenting sponsor, Toyota, and all of our sponsors: Duke Energy, UPS, SOAR, Northern Kentucky University and Ashland Community & Technical College.

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