On February 5, Stuart Country Day School, the all-girl PS-12 independent day school in Princeton, opened registration for the widely popular event for girls K-12, #LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers. The event, which Stuart expects to draw close to 2,000 people this year to the Stuart campus, will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2019 and is presented by The National Center for Girls’ Leadership at Stuart.

#LEADLIKEAGIRL is designed to showcase and inspire girls’ confidence and creativity in STEM, entrepreneurism and leadership.” Young women of all ages and their parents are invited to connect with experts, mentors, and each other.

Dr. Patty L. Fagin, head of school at Stuart says, “In one day we open up a world of possibilities to girls, especially in areas where women are currently under-represented, building excitement and interest in a broad array of careers. At absolutely no cost, we give girls from all backgrounds a chance to see what their future might look like as a woman who leads.” She continues, “We are grateful to the many professional women mentors and sponsors who help make this day possible.”

This year the conference will be a two-day event, with speakers and workshops for girls in Kindergarten through grade 4 on Friday, April 5, and speakers, workshops, and panels for grades 5 to 12 on Saturday, April 6.

Keynote speakers include: Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Dr. Aprille Ericsson, and aerospace engineer at NASA Goddard Space Center; and Anna Du, a 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalist. Young women in high school will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes in STEM talks and a business fair.

For more than 50 years Stuart has prepared young women for lives of leadership. In today’s global economies, leadership requires skills and confidence in the STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) fields and an entrepreneurial spirit. The #LEADLIKEAGIRL conference, which offers programming free to the public, is a natural extension of the school’s innovative STEM, finance/economics, and leadership development curriculum and programs.

Stuart has been recognized by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with a 2018 Circle of Excellence Gold Award for #LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers. This international awards program honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools and affiliated nonprofits.

Learn more at www.stuartschool.org/leadlikeagirl.

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