MIDDLESEX COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MARIAN RYAN TO HOST EMPOWERING GIRLS CONFERENCES

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Events Focus on Leadership, Self-Discovery for Young Women in High School and Middle School

WHO: Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan

                      Museum of Fine Arts Curator of Jewelry Emily Stoehrer

Broad Institute Research Associate Alissa Myrick

Director of Women in Leadership Program at Franklin Pierce College, Dr. Donna Decker (December 1)

National Park Service Supervisory Park Ranger Tess Shatzer (December 3)

WHERE: The Broad Institute

415 Main Street, Cambridge

WHEN: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (high school students)

Thursday, December 3, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (middle school students)

Woburn, MA – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, will host Empowering Girls Conferences for middle and high school girls at the Broad Institute in Cambridge. The Empowering Girls program fosters confidence-building, self-assertion and goal-setting through compelling speakers and interactive presentations. At the Empowering Girls conferences, held annually, young women are introduced to powerful voices, positive role models and new opportunities. District Attorney Ryan will deliver opening remarks at 9:00 a.m.

This year’s Empowering Girls Conferences feature the theme of “Curate Your Life: Creating Your Own Story,” and will inspire attendees to work like a curator and organize materials to tell their personal story. Girls will learn to ask questions that will lead to self-discovery, identify strengths and assets through interactive activities and determine their own trajectory to success — now and in the future.

The agenda will include: speakers, an interactive breakout session and opportunities to network with other students, presenters and exhibitors.

            More than 350 students and advisors from schools across Middlesex County are expected to attend the conferences. December 1 is for high school students and December 3 is for middle school students.  

Middlesex County is the most populous county in Massachusetts and one of the most populous counties in the country with 54 towns and cities and 26 colleges in urban, suburban, and rural areas, comprising over one quarter of the population of Massachusetts. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has offices throughout the county, including in Ayer, Cambridge, Concord, Framingham, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Newton, Somerville, Waltham, and Woburn.

 

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