Find your strengths & share them with others.

The Summit

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.

The Workshops

In addition to the yearly summit, Girls Empowerment Network also hosts Pathfinder Workshops throughout the year.


Pathfinder Participants learn how to


Gain access to women leaders and professionals in the area


Find their unique strengths


Develop real world skills like interviewing and public speaking


Explore different industries and professions


Create bonds and friendships with like-minded peers



What is included in Pathfinder?

5 days of self-discovery, goal-setting and skill building activities including networking opportunities, field trips and a luncheon with Austin women leaders and an end of Pathfinder, celebratory retreat.

With ongoing online discussion forum & leadership and service opportunities.



What we’ll be doing.

We’ll learn more about the girls strengths, skills and interests while we cultivate their leadership skills.

Practice professional communication while networking in the Austin community.

Practice setting goals, managing stress and how to manage time well, in preparation for the transition to a more independent life after high school.



This is what pathfinders will gain.

An 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.

A first-hand look at Austin businesses, organizations and career opportunities.

Make connections with mentors who will give support, guidance and letters of recommendation.

Experience working alongside a diverse team of young women.


Pathfinder Basics


Eligibility & Cost

Girls in 9th-12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible.

$450 per student, scholarships available.  Make a Payment.

Dates & Times

Monday, June 3 - Friday June 7, 2019 (Mon-Th from 9am – 5pm; Fri from 9am- 10pm)


Girls Empowerment Network
2801 S IH 35, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78741

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