2nd Annual

Empowerment Summit

Girls in the Know is building a community where all girls feel empowered and confident to be themselves!

On April 27, 2024 we held our 2nd Annual “I Am Enough” Empowerment Summit, with nearly 100 girls and their trusted adults in attendance. Our theme, “Recentering Your Crown,” was “not so much about the crown, but the head that wears it,” said keynote speaker Jade Harrell, who explained to the girls that they will wear many hats in their lifetime but what’s important is their strength, character, and wellbeing. AJ Surrell, Miss Missouri Volunteer 2024, shared her personal journey and how she was able to rise from the ashes of challenges in her life, and former pro basketball player Bianca Latham shared some practical ways to bounce back from setbacks.

In between presentations, the girls were introduced to “laughter yoga” and other wellness activities by self-care experts Eileen Wolfington and Kristel McNorton, and capped off the day with a panel discussion that also included licensed social worker LaTrece Smith.

Thank you to all of our presenters, sponsors, and participants! We look forward to bringing more empowerment experiences to girls across the community.

2024 Highlights

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