“It’s great learning life skills and preparing for college…But the most helpful was the vibe – I really stepped out of my comfort zone”
– Annie, 11th grade
Girls Empowerment Network’s Pathfinder Leadership Summit is a personal and professional development program aimed at giving rising 9th-12th grade girls a head start on their road to independence, college and career.
In addition to the yearly summit, Girls Empowerment Network also hosts Pathfinder Workshops throughout the year. Learn more about upcoming workshops here.
Pathfinder participants learn how to:
• Find their unique strengths.
• Develop real world skills like interviewing and public speaking.
• Explore different industries and professions.
• Gain access to women leaders and professionals in the area.
• Create bonds and friendships with like-minded peers.
Dates & Times
Mon, June 3- Friday, June 7, 2019
Mon- Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday- 9am- 10pm
Mon.-Fri.- Girls Empowerment Network, 3000 S IH 35, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78704
What Pathfinders Do
Learn more about their strengths, skills and interests
Cultivate leadership skills
Practice professional communication
Network in the Austin community
Learn to set goals, manage stress and use time well
Prepare to transition to a more independent life after high school
What is Included in Pathfinder
Five days of self-discovery, goal-setting and skill building activities including networking opportunities, field trips and a luncheon with Austin women leaders
End of Pathfinder, celebratory retreat
Ongoing online discussion forum
Ongoing leadership and service opportunities
What Pathfinders Gain
Understanding of how to apply your strengths, interests and skills to reach new goals
Insights and skills to pursue internships and jobs — today and in the future
First-hand look at Austin businesses, organizations and career opportunities
Connections with mentors who will give support, guidance and letters of recommendation
Experience working alongside a diverse team of young women