The Stuart Center for Girls' Leadership Presents


A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers


Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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#LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers is designed to showcase and inspire girls’ confidence, creativity, and leadership in STEM and entrepreneurship. Young women of all ages and their parents are invited to connect with experts, mentors, and each other.

Cash prizes totaling $8,000 will be awarded*

STEM & Entrepreneurship Sessions:

STEM Talks

Be prepared to be wowed! STEM Talks will be given by young women in high school on original scientific work or research from the past year. Each talk will be 5-8 minutes in length. A partial list includes:

  • Nanoparticles Saving Sight
  • Finding Confidence to Combat the Leaky Pipeline
  • An Abundance Assessment of Black Sea Bass for the Appraisal of Oyster Cages
  • The Digital Dance
  • My School App
  • Adolescent Autonomy and the Ethics in Making Medical Decisions
  • The Selective Regeneration of Dopaminergic Neuronal Stem Cells
  • Using Virtual Reality to Understand Intermolecular Reactions
Significant cash prizes will be awarded to the top three STEM Talks!

Learn more about the STEM Talks

Business Fair

The #LEADLIKEAGIRL Business Fair is an opportunity for high school girls to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and business acumen through a business plan of their own design.

Students will present their developed good or service to a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and a participating audience, in a competition for three cash prizes, awarded to the business plans that are deemed most innovative and profitable.

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their business plans at the Business Fair and Expo alongside experienced women who already own and operate their own businesses.

Significant cash prizes will be awarded to the top three business plans!

Learn more about the Business Fair.

Workshops & Presentations

Workshops and presentations will be delivered by young women in high school, educators and inspirational women in business. A partial list includes:


    • What’s in a Brand?
    • Project Inquiry: How Real World Experience Can Shape Your Career Path
    • How to Start Your Own Nonprofit and Tips to Apply Your Passion
    • 10 Steps to Planning and Completing a Girl Scout Service Award
    • The 5 Factors of Lifelong Success
    • Public Speaking for Leadership
    • Personal Finance for Students

    STEM Track

    • Bacteria Bioluminescence with Women from The Bassler Lab at Princeton University
    • What Do Animals Bring to the Classroom?
    • Make Hands-On Workshops for all ages
    • Building Bridges
    • Scientific Research for the Busy Student
    • Empowering Girls to be Critical Consumers and Creators of Social Media
    • Intro to 3D Printing with Tinkercad
    • Strategic Recruiting of Girls for Computer Science Programs

    Learn more about the Workshops and Presentations

    Panel Discussions

    Panel discussions will be with women in STEM careers, entrepreneurs, and leading women in business and finance.

    • The Career Path to Finance
    • Life as a Woman in a STEM Field
    • Go local: Princeton Women Entrepreneurs
    • Social Media for Parents
    • Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

    If you are interested in participating in a panel please contact Shannon Rangecroft at

    Sponsor the Conference!

    We want the #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference to be spectacular—and you can help! Please consider becoming a changemaker by sponsoring the conference today.

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    The #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference is presented by:

    The Stuart Center for Girls' Leadership

    Special thanks to The Edward E. Ford Foundation, The Harris B. Siegel Fund, and to our generous sponsors:
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