Sunday, March 26, 2023

9 am to 3:30 pm
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Marin Women's Commission - Marin Teen Girl Conference 
Marin Womens Commission 

Marin Teen Girl Conference 2023

Topics geared for girls in grades 8-12

"Grow As We Go!"


2023 Marin Teen Girl 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).

General Session Highlights:

  • Fireside Chat with Marin award winning teens facilitated by San Rafael Citizen of the Year, Samantha Ramirez.
  • Teen Performances
  • Learn why, when and how to use Narcan, a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal spray! After a training led by teen volunteers from Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, you will be ready to save a life with a free kit of Narcan from OD Free Marin.

'Workshops for 2023

PLEASE NOTE: When registering for the Conference you will need to select 
ONE workshop for EACH session. There are three sessions. Please review the workshop descriptions below and note the title of the workshop of your choice to help with registration. Please note that workshop changes on the day of the event may be possible, but this is dependent on the number of attendees in each workshop.

Session 1:

Interview Skills Workshop

This workshop will give you all of the basic skills and tools that you will need to ace your interview! Learning Points include: 

  • How to prepare yourself for the interview
  • One-way, two way online interviews and in-person interviews
  • Core themes for interview questions
  • What are hard and soft skills
  • S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Leadership, accountability, and time management through meeting facilitation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Types of questions to ask the panel
  • Resources and handouts  

Presented by Career Explorers

You Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk Now!

This presentation covers why teens' actions matter to reduce lifetime breast cancer risk and specific actions teens can take to improve overall health and wellness now and for their future through behaviors like exercising, eating healthy, and limiting exposure to certain chemicals. Presented by Zero Breast Cancer

Healthy Relationships and Consent Culture

Through a PowerPoint presentation and activities, girls and young women learn about dating abuse, recognizing the warning signs and different types of unhealthy relationships, how to help peers, and more.  Marin Against Youth Abuse (MAYA) & Center for Domestic Peace (C4DP)

The Anchor Method: Strength & Wellness for Teen Girls

Empowering YOU from the inside out. Learn proper form and technique for basic exercise movements. Ask questions and gain knowledge on how to fuel your body. Ensuring time to stretch the body and reflect on the prompt geared towards building confidence. During this workshop you will combine physical and mental health into one. Leaving feeling accomplished, confident & more in tune with your body.  Presented by Anchor Fitness

Get Involved: Youth Engagement Opportunities Showcase

Are you interested in volunteering or applying for an internship, but you don't know where to start? This interactive workshop showcases several of Marin County's organizations that offer youth led opportunities with time to meet with those of interest to you. Presented by Several Community Agencies

Resisting the Setup

We will focus on the disconnect between feeling like a “strong young woman” in some ways and then losing that feeling when it comes to advocating for yourself in both friendships and relationships. We will introduce the idea of what we call “The Set Up” and how young women are setup to define themselves, communicate, and behave in ways that do not serve them when it matters most. Participants will leave this workshop not feeling “talked at” but rather invited to show up in a different way in their lives after engaging with these ideas. Come ready to be heard, not lectured to. Prepare to not be bored.  Presented by Prajna Consulting


Session 2

10K Degrees College Readiness Workshop

During this college readiness workshop, 10,000 Degrees will discuss the importance of post-secondary education pathways and how to prepare for the transition after high school. Students will learn important information about the college application process, dual enrollment, advocacy skills, and how to make college affordable. 10,000 Degrees will also be sharing tools and resources that can support students to and through college. Presented by 10K Degrees

Safer Sex

A sex-positive, inclusive, and gender-affirming sexual health workshop that aims to fill a gap left by mainstream sex ed curriculum while empowering people to take charge of their sexual and reproductive health. This workshop will provide information about queer and transsexual health that will cover topics like foundations of sexual identity to safer sex practices and everything in between. Presented by The Spahr Center

Self Defense (WORKSHOP FULL)

Teaching important self-defense skills to young women in order to promote proper self-defense in dangerous instances. Presented by Community Violence Solutions

Caring Cards for Mental Health

What does it mean to be caring and compassionate? How can we move from our compassion to action? In this workshop, we will build community and connect with one another by talking about mental well-being, what it means and how we can support ourselves and others who may be struggling. We will participate in writing a "Caring Card" to support individuals who are in recovery or need a connection to hope. Together, we can learn how to have safe and open conversations around mental health and take meaningful action. Presented by Marin County Health & Human Services

Let Your Self Love Grow: Exploring Mental Health and Self Care

Self-care is important! Come to an introduction of what mental health is and how it relates to taking care of yourself! You'll leave with some fun tips on how to care for your mind and your heart. Presented by Huckleberry


Blending precision in alignment with breath and movement for a balanced yoga (asana) experience. Presented by Kristen Law


Session 3

Changing the World Through Community Building and Activism

This is an interactive, thought-provoking, relationship-bonding workshop. Share your shine and be inspired to grow and sustain your activist energy and drive through the inspiration of others. Learn how to build and nurture relationships that support you in being your best self. Presented by Phoebe Smith

Healthy Beauty: Ingredients and Environmentally Sensitive Products

Understand ingredients in products and how they affect women, how to choose safe products, more environmentally friendly products and how to recycle properly. Presented by Beauty Heroes

Meditation: An Introspective Journey to Self-Love

Navigating sexual stigma and shame as a teen girl can be challenging. This workshop will provide a short meditation that is centered on the power of your breath while discussing resources as well as personal experience on how to achieve self-love as a teen girl. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to develop personal affirmations that you can begin using to practice self-appreciation. Presented by Riel Resende & Stephanie Johnson

LGBTQ+ Caucus

A think tank of supporters dedicated to developing advancement opportunities for individuals in the LGBTQ community, specifically with a youth lens. Presented by The Spahr Center

Career Possibilities Panel

A panel of dynamic women share their experiences in a range of careers. Learn what these jobs are really like and how to get started in these fields or the one of your choice. This is an opportunity to discuss the strengths of women in the workplace, what advantages they bring, and challenges they face. Each woman will offer her advice and insights. Presented by a Panel of Professionals in a Variety of Careers

Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline

Young women are on the forefront of the movement to end mass incarceration. Youth Transforming Justice (YTJ) has been disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline for over 17 years. YTJ’s Peer Solutions program (formerly called Youth Court) provides a youth-driven restorative trauma-informed alternative to school suspensions and juvenile prosecution.  YTJ believes that a young person should be given the opportunity to learn from a mistake rather than be punished and stigmatized.  In this workshop you will learn how YTJ supports young people by co-creating a Restorative Plan that repairs the harm caused by the mistakes and relationships they have impacted. Presented by Youth Transforming Justice (YTJ)