2023 Girls Empowerment Conference

2023 Girls Empowerment Conference

2023 Girls Empowerment Conference 800 800 Parks & Recreation


Powerful Speakers. Interactive Sessions. Live Music.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 //  Girls ages 12-18 //  Free Event

The 9th annual I Matter-Girls Empowerment Conference, where girls with dreams become women with vision will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation presents a free event where girls ages 12-18 can join, learn, and hear from powerful women innovators, educators, trailblazers and beyond! Girls will have an opportunity to connect with their peers and speakers to feel connected, inspired, and empowered. This year’s conference will be held at East Los Angeles College. LA County Parks will host workshops, panels, and keynote speakers. Girls are invited to join and participate in all events. Workshops will include:

Workshops will Include:

  • Love is Respect – a safe space where we will encourage discussions about positive and healthy relationships. This workshop will include discussions about dating, negative peer pressure, bullying, harassment, rumors, racial slurs, and teen pregnancy etc.
  • Full STEAM Ahead – This hands-on workshop will be led by industry leading professionals that will introduce you to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, related career paths.
  • Girls Glow– this workshop will have discussions regarding self-care, body image, personal hygiene, puberty, and other changes related to growing up as powerful young lady.
  • Be You Vision Board Party– This art focused workshop will emphasize the importance of self-care and resilience. These art-based activities will take you on a journey of taking care or your mind, body and soul.
  • My Community My Trauma– learn about Adverse Community Experiences and how trauma can be a barrier to your healing, well-being, and progress.
  • Youth Media Literacy – look for the hidden messages and learn how to deconstruct advertising and media marketing strategies, especially those related to substance use.

LA County Parks is excited to bring back the Girl Power Lunch Party Experience complete with a Resource Activation hosted by over 25 government and community-based organizations. Spend time networking, connecting with peers and enjoying art-based activities all while enjoying lunch, music, and a dance party! You don’t want to miss this!

Registration is free and required. Space is limited, so register today!

CLICK HERE for the Event Schedule. Subject to change.


Registration is free and required. Space is limited, so register today! Transportation will only be provided at select sites on a first come, first served basis. Please regularly check our Girls Empowerment Website for more details regarding transportation:


Bus 1

  • Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park: 3901 Dunsmore Ave, Glendale (pickup at 8:00 a.m.)
  • El Cariso Community Regional Park: 13100 Hubbard St, Sylmar (pickup at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Loma Alta Park: 3330 N Lincoln Ave, Altadena (pickup at 9:00 a.m.)

Bus 2

  • Jackie Robinson Park: 8773 East Ave., Littlerock (pickup at 7:45 a.m.)
  • George Lane Park: 5520 W Ave L-8, Quartz Hill (pickup at 8:15 a.m.)
  • Stephen Sorensen Park: 16801 E Ave P., Lake Los Angeles (8:45)

Bus 3

  • Pamela Park: 2236 Goodall Ave, Duarte, CA (8:00 a.m.)
  • San Angelo Park: 2454 San Angelo Ave, La Puente (8:30 a.m.)
  • Amelia Mayberry Park: 13201 Meyer Rd, Whittier (9:00 a.m.)

Bus 4

  • Lennox Park: 12601 S Isis Ave, Hawthorne (pickup at 8:00 a.m.)
  • East Rancho Dominguez Park: 15116 Atlantic Ave., East Compton (pickup at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Mona Park: 2291 E. 121st St., Compton (pickup at 9:00 a.m.)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Park: 7600 Graham Ave, Los Angeles (pickup at 9:30 a.m.)

*Parents and guardian are welcome to join with their children, but parents, guardians, and adult chaperones will have limited access to the workshops and other experiences at 2023 GEC. All workshops, experiences, resources, and event space/seating will be reserved for registered GEC youth participants. We will have free parking in Parking Structure 3-D1

East Los Angeles College

For questions, please contact LA County Parks at info@parks.lacounty.gov or (626) 588-5364.
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