The deadline for registering for the third annual “Dream It - Be It” conference for high school girls sponsored by Soroptimist International of The Sierras is Jan. 15. The event takes place 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Jan. 20 at the Oakhurst Community Center.
This free conference, open to girls 8th grade through high school seniors, will feature a number of business women from the Mountain Area talking about their achievements, goals, and obstacles they overcame for their chosen careers.
In addition to career opportunities, the one-day conference will include topics such as setting and achieving goals, how to move forward after setbacks or failures, overcoming obstacles, how to raise self-esteem and videos to help educate girls on what they can accomplish in life personally and professionally.
Soroptimist Club member Michele Shockley is the event chairperson and wants the girls in the Mountain Area to know that women in the community are here to serve as mentors.
Each girl attending the conference will receive a gift bag, prizes can be won throughout the day, and breakfast and lunch is included.
This year’s speakers are Sherri Stegge (human resource director, Kaiser Permanente), Rebecca Brokaw (Yosemite High School teacher), Kaci Lutz (CHP officer), Dr. Janae Barker (pediatrician, Camarena Health), and Jennifer Janine (artistic director, Golden Chain Theatre).
Soroptimist International of the Sierras is a Mountain Area service club and part of Soroptimist International of the Americas (Soroptimist.org). The club improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Event sponsors include Pizza Factory Corporate Office, Ameriprise Financial and Nemeth & Petruskin, all located in Oakhurst.
To register: www.DreamItBeItGirls.com.
Watch these videos from the past events