May 22 , 2017

Together We Rise - Alliance for Girls 5th Annual Conference

This Tuesday, the Alliance for Girls will host their 5th Annual Conference and our own Lynn Johnson will be the Master of Ceremonies. Spotlight:Girls is honored to be a part of this important event. The theme for this year’s event is Together We Rise and it will bring together over 500 extraordinary, intergenerational leaders of the girls’ movement. Attendees will network and learn from those on the front lines about how to equip themselves with the right strategies and action steps to lead a revolution that elevates and protects the rights of girls and young women.

Alliance for Girls is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and the largest regional alliance of girl-serving organizations. They support over 300,000 girls across six Bay Area counties. They exist to support girls in the area who continue to face significant barriers to achievement. Their mission is to strengthen leadership in the girls service sector through research, advocacy, professional development and collaboration.

This year’s event features a diverse group of keynote and breakout speakers. The conference offers four tracks in the following areas:

Systems Change & Leadership

  • Gender Justice: Inclusive Movement Building
  • The Future is Female: Women in Public Policy


  • Reimagining Leadership: Starting with Ourselves
  • Culture Shift: Using Art to Transform


  • Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipleline for Girls of Color
  • OpenSpace: Time to Explore Spontaneous & Emergent Ideas

Girls Leadership

  • Girl Track: Hands on Banking
  • Girl Track Reality Store
  • Career Conversations: Speed Mentoring with Professional Women & Young Women

We will be live broadcasting from the event, so be sure to follow our Spotlight: Girls Facebook and Instagram accounts. This is a preview of some of the great programming we do in our camps and you can learn more about how #GirlsMakeMedia with our free guide that helps tween girls navigate creating and consuming media online.