Councilwoman Suzie Price will host GirlsLead Academy this Saturday, a free event focused on building leadership skills among middle school and high school girls.
This first event by the academy comes off the heels of Price’s Young Women’s Leadership Forum in December during which 120 people attended, according to her office.
“Women are underrepresented in leadership roles across every field,” Price office said in a statement. “This is a problem that can be addressed by instilling in girls at a young age that leadership opportunities are open to them, and developing the skills to ensure that the unique viewpoint and experiences of girls and women is represented in leadership positions in the future.”
Participants tomorrow will learn about starting their own business and hear from speakers on developing an idea, planning for success and marketing.
“Leadership skills are uniquely transferrable across fields whether it be in government, business, science, athletics, or education,” Price stated. “So, when you teach a girl to be a leader, you set her up for a lifetime of success where she knows she can have a great impact on the world.”
The event is open to girls ages 12 to 18 years old who attend school in Long Beach and will be held at the Long Beach Assistance League, at 6220 East Spring Street, from 9:00AM to noon. Space is limited, click here to register.