About the Conference
#LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers is a two-day event on the campus of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart for girls in K-12, parents, educators and mentors. First held in 2017, #LEADLIKEAGIRL is designed to showcase and inspire girls’ confidence and creativity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), entrepreneurism, and leadership. The conference is presented by The National Center for Girls’ Leadership at Stuart.
In July, 2018, Stuart was honored with the prestigious international CASE Circle of Excellence Award for #LEADLIKEAGIRL. A panel of experts selected Stuart’s entry in the Single Day Event category from among 71 entries. Other winners in this category included Clemson University, University of Miami, Duke University, and University of Southern California.
In just two years, Stuart has hosted nearly 2,000 K-12 students, parents, educators, and mentors on campus from across the country for #LEADLIKEAGIRL. The 2018 conference featured over 100 speakers at 65 presentations, workshops and panels. Young women in high school were awarded a total of $10,000 in cash prizes through competitions in STEM Talks and a Business Fair. Though #LEADLIKEAGIRL 2019 has been expanded to two days in order to accommodate as many girls as possible, conference registration filled within hours.
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