Frequently Asked Questions


What is We Are Girls?

The We Are Girls Conferences, produced by Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) are held in Austin, Houston, and Dallas Texas annually and are designed especially for thousands of 3rd – 8th grade girls and the adults who care about them. With dynamic break-out sessions and an empowering dance party, girls get to be totally in charge of their day. They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a new belief in their personal power. The 2018-2019 theme is “Ignite Her Power.”

When is We Are Girls?

The 2020 date for We Are Girls Houston is TBD.

Where is it?

The 2020 location for We Are Girls Houston is TBD.

Who can attend We Are Girls?

We Are Girls is designed especially for girls in grades 3-8, and the adults that care about them, including but not limited to: parents, educators, and mentors.

When and where should I check-in?

Please plan to arrive between 8 and 8:45 am. Check-in is from 8am until 8:45am in the cafeteria. The day’s festivities will begin promptly at 9am.

Is food available?

Yes! Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided.

What can I do with my younger children or son(s) while I’m at We Are Girls?

Childcare will be available onsite for children over 3 years of age. Children younger than 3 may attend breakout sessions with their parents if they do not present a distraction to others.

Are dads welcome at We Are Girls?

Yes! Dads are welcome at all of our general parent workshops and the Featured Conference Speaker sessions.

How much does it cost?

Registration for We Are Girls Houston will open up on December 1st, 2019.

I want to bring a large group (10+ people.) What do I do?

Give us a shout at miranda for more information about large group registration. It’s super easy and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

What will happen at We Are Girls?

  • 9-9:45am- Opening rally

  • 10:15-11:15am- Session 1

  • 11:30-12:30pm- Lunch A/Session 2A/GENcarnival

  • 12:45-1:45pm- Lunch B/ Session 2B/ GENcarnival

  • 2:00-3:00pm- Session 3

The full workshop schedule will be posted one month before the main event.

Who is speaking at We Are Girls?

Our Featured Conference Speakers for We Are Girls Houston are TBD. The workshop presenters are volunteer community members that speak to multiple topics related to our mission. If you are interested in becoming a workshop presenter visit our website between December and February for the application link.

You can apply to be a Featured Conference Speaker year-round. You will find the instructions on our website under the speaker FAQ’s.

What workshops can I attend?

Workshops are broken down into three age groups, 3rd to 5th grade, 6th to 8th grade, and Adults. Attendees are given a program upon check in and can choose from dozens of workshops that are designed for each age range or a combination of age ranges. You can attend workshops with people of different age ranges as well.

We allow attendees to pre-register for sessions if they pre-purchase the PRE-REGISTER ticket on Eventbrite. This ticket is only available until the beginning of April.

How do I volunteer for We Are Girls Houston?

We need hundreds of volunteers. Volunteer registration will open in the middle of August. Please note that you MUST be over the age of 15 to volunteer.