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Reimagined! 8th Annual Strong Girls, Strong Women Leadership Conference



*Girls refers to gender expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth

The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy and Girls Advisory Team is proud to host the reimagined 8th Annual Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) Leadership Conference for high school students and their adult allies (mothers, teachers, mentor, relatives). Unfortunately, the in person conference planned in March 2020 had to be cancelled but is now back on as a summer webinar series. This FREE webinar series will be comprised of empowerment and inspiration for young women focusing on identity, stress management, healthy relationships, community advocacy, self-care, and empowerment  during COVID-19. 

The goal of the SGSW webinar series is to bring together women and girls from diverse backgrounds for dialogue and education about the state of high school aged girls amidst COVID-19. Our guest speaker and moderator of both these events is Ana Homayoun, nationally recognized counselor and consultant specializing in strategies for junior high and high school students (see her bio below).

  • June 10th @ 5pm – Teen Talk: When Summer is Up in the Air
    • ​Ana chats with members of our 2020 Girls Advisory Team on their strategies for getting through a COVID summer
  • June 17th @ 5pm – Parent Conversation: How to Support Teens during Uncertainty 
    • Ana shares with adults and allies how they can support their teen through a summer of uncertainty
Each event has an adult or youth conversation focus but everyone is welcome to attend both sessions and complete a post event survey.​

The Strong Girls, Strong Women Leadership Conference is FREE to all attendees. All youth attendees who complete a post event survey will have a chance to win an iPad Mini or Bose Headphones! All adult attendees who complete a post event survey will have a chance to win a book written by our speaker.

SGSW is free and open to all high school students and their adult allies. Events will focus on girls* and their mothers (or mother-figures) including women/girls* of color, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and their allies and advocates in Santa Clara County.

We normally have the opportunity to give our thanks in person at the SGSW event. We want to show our appreciation to all of our contributors that help to make this event a success.

  • Thank you to our donors for the incentive items available to attendees.  
  • Thank you to all our partner organizations who normally have a huge presence at our events. We look forward to​ when we can be in the physical presence of good company and great resources.
  • Thank you to the 2020​ Girls Advisory Team for their patience and understanding through uncertain times. Their continued efforts to help reimagine this event has been invaluable.

About our SGSW Speaker Ana Homayoun

​​​​​​Over the past two decades, Ana Homayoun has traveled the globe inspiring students and adults to design their own blueprint for success. In 2001, Ana founded Silicon Valley-based Green Ivy Educational Consulting, an educational consulting firm that works with parents, educators and students on promoting executive functioning skills, including organization and time-management, and overall wellness. She is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions​, a non-profit developing the Life Navigator Middle School Program to give students the needed skills for social and economic mobility as well as social and emotional wellness. 

Ana is the author of three books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life and Social Media Wellness, which explains the new language of social media socialization, and details how we can successfully work together to promote self-regulation, safety, and well-being in an always-on digital culture.
Ana has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, CNBC, Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, New York Post, ABC News, along with dozens of other publications, and she is a frequent guest on NPR. She is a graduate of Duke University, and holds a Masters in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

Last updated: 5/29/2020 2:02 PM