Long Island's "Don't Miss" Mother/Daughter empowerment event is back for its second year!
MPower is a half-day event with nationally renowned speakers providing interactive workshops, educational panels and motivational movements for 4th-8th grade girls + their moms.
LEARN STRATEGIES. LEAVE MPOWERED.
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 11
Registration and continental breakfast opens at 8am
Event is from 9am-1pm
Where: LIU POST - HILLWOOD COMMONS
Register: Tickets on sale now!
$50 per person
Why you need to register:
The world can be tough on girls. When they hit middle school, 7 out of 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members. Evidence shows that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence.
A Mighty Lass has designed Mpower to provide the tools and strategies that girls need to develop into strong, brave and confident young women. We realized early on that the best way to empower young girls is to develop deep, nurturing relationships with thier mothers. Mpower is also geared towards empowering mothers to be the best version of themselves so that they can #RaisePowerfulGirls.
This is the one event of 2017 that you are not going to want to miss!
our mighty sponsors:
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela to a family of holocaust survivors, Michelle was accustomed to living with fear. But when she moved to New York to pursue a Masters in Branding at the School of Visual Arts, Michelle quickly realized that NYC was not for the fearful.
In efforts to re-write her definition of fear, Michelle set out to face 100 fears in 100 days. Halfway into the journey, the project was discovered by the media, becoming an instant viral phenomenon.
Michelle completed her 100th challenge on a TEDx’s stage. This helped her turn a personal project into a global movement, allowing her to quit her job as an Art Director in advertising to pursue her passion.
Michelle discovered that inspiring others to go after their fears was her new calling. She is now touring the world speaking at companies, schools and organizations teaching audiences how to step outside their comfort zones as a way to tap into their full potential.
She is also the founder at Hello Fears, a platform where everyday people get to inspire everyday people with stories of courage.
keynote address for moms
Nancy Jo Sales
NANCY JO SALES is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper's Bazaar, and many other publications. She is known for her reporting on youth culture and crime and for her profiles of pop-culture icons. She won a 2011 Front Page Award for “Best Magazine Feature” and a 2010 Mirror Award for “Best Profile, Digital Media.” Her 2013 book, The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World, tells the true story behind the Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring, which was based on Sales’s 2010 Vanity Fair piece “The Suspects Wore Louboutins.” Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Sales graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1986. She became a contributing editor at Vanity Fair in 2000. She has a daughter, Zazie, and lives in the East Village in New York City.
closing keynote address
Kaley Young, age 23, is the owner of Hot Pilates Secret, Creator of She Taught and People Help the People and a current full time student at FIT studying interior design. She is an ambassador for lululemon and bandier.
At age 19, Kaley lost her beautiful 47 year old mom to breast cancer on August 22, 2012. At this time, Kaley decided to leave school to continue her mom's Hot Pilates Secret and Dance Barn studios while helping her dad raise her 15 year old brother and 9 year old sister. In December 2012, Kaley created, She Taught, a Pro Kindness workshop for girls teaching them the life lessons that her mom taught her. In December 2015, Kaley created People Help the People. Her charity mission for people help the people is to be love, healing and support for the world. She does this by bringing the community together to financially support others going through tough times through donation based events and Hot Pilates Secret classes.
interactive workshops for girls
(Girls will choose two of the following)
The Quest for Perfection: When My Best Just Isn’t Good Enough
This interactive workshop will focus on handling the high expectations that many young girls place on themselves in today’s world. Girls will learn how to manage disappointment in a healthy way by letting go of negative self-talk, self-doubt and fear of failure.
Speak Well. Speak Confident: A Beginner’s Guide to Public Speaking
Girls will learn physical and vocal techniques to guide them in finding the confidence to use their voice to their fullest potential. They will rehearse how to bring a message to life through emotional expression, physical storytelling, and connecting with their audience.
Crunch Time: A Guide to Time Management
Between school, family, extracurricular activities and personal life, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Whether you feel too busy or not, you should know that the most effective leaders have mastered the art of time management. This workshop will discuss strategies for managing your time and busy schedules.
Mentally Tough: The Psychology of Sports and Decision Making
To realize your full potential as an athlete or performer, you must train your mind as well as your body. Just as you would advance physical skills, mental skills are just as important. This workshop will discuss strategies for staying relaxed under pressure, rebounding from mistakes, handling last minute self-doubts and developing self-confidence.
Money Matters: Intro to Entrepreneurship
Learn the basics of starting your own business. Morgan Stanley's experts will dive into topics such as developing a mission statement, the importance of a great company name, creating a logo and working as a team.
Girl in the World
This panel with a focused breakout is aimed at empowering young girls to become change agents in their community and beyond. Girls will learn how to discover their passions and interests and turn them into opportunities to impact social change.
Healthy Body. Healthy Mind. Healthy You.
Who doesn’t want steady moods, healthy skin and optimal athletic and academic performance? This workshop will spend time reviewing simple nutrition tips for a strong body and healthy mind. It’s critical that girls learn to healthy living strategies to fuel themselves appropriately.
educational workshops for moms
(Moms will choose one of the following)
Effective Communication: The Tween Years
Parenting tweens can feel like navigating a sailboat across an ocean. It has its ebbs and flows and it takes skill and the right to tools to manage the inevitable storms. This workshop will touch on the essential concepts and skills of positive parenting and adapt them to the needs and concerns of parents of teens. Have specific questions, topics or scenarios in your house? Bring them! Our expert will host a Q & A after the session.
A Mother's Guide to Understanding Emotion & Anxiety
This interactive and educational workshop is intended to help you learn practical techniques to reduce anxiety in your children. A focus will be placed on understanding pre-tween anxiety, its triggers and causes, symptomology and will offer tips and strategies to help your child cope. Feel free to come with any specific concerns. Our expert is here to help and will offer a Q & A after the session.
Fueling Your Tween: Healthy Mind & Body
Do you want to fuel your family with nutrient-rich food, but feel overwhelmed by the abundance of information out there? As your child enters the tween years, you have less control over what they put into their bodies. This workshop will help you navigate the ins and outs of creating a healthy kitchen for your family. You will learn to create a meal plan that fuels your family with lasting energy and prevent problematic mood swings in both adults and kids through nutrition.
our amazing speakers
NANCY JO SALES is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper's Bazaar, and many other publications. She is known for her reporting on youth culture and crime and for her profiles of pop-culture icons. She won a 2011 Front Page Award for “Best Magazine Feature” and a 2010 Mirror Award for “Best Profile, Digital Media.”
In efforts to re-write her definition of fear, Michelle set out to face 100 fears in 100 days. Halfway into the journey, the project was discovered by the media, becoming an instant viral phenomenon. Michelle discovered that inspiring others to go after their fears was her new calling. She is now touring the world speaking at companies, schools and organizations teaching audiences how to step outside their comfort zones as a way to tap into their full potential.
Kaley Young, age 23, is the owner of Hot Pilates Secret, Creator of She Taught and People Help the People. At age 19, Kaley lost her beautiful 47 year old mom to breast cancer on August 22, 2012. In December 2012, Kaley created, She Taught, a Pro Kindness workshop for girls teaching them the life lessons that her mom taught her. In December 2015, Kaley created People Help the People. Her charity mission for people help the people is to be love, healing and support for the world.
Founder, Red Leaf Coaching In her over seventeen years of experience, Stacee has delivered communication skills coaching to executives on many continents. She specializes in body language control and "executive presence" while presenting or pitching under pressure. She has had the pleasure of working with individuals in myriad industries, including Fortune 500 Companies and small to mid-sized businesses.
Certified Teen Wisdom Inc. Life Coach, Certified Success Principles Trainer and Certified Crisis Counselor. She is also the founder of Girls Who Matter LLC; a life coaching group for teens and families to inspire self-esteem, positive communication and empowerment.
Dr. Rebecca Bonanno is an Assistant Professor of Community and Human Services at SUNY Empire State College and a clinical social worker in private practice. Dr. Bonanno studied Sociology at Brown University and went on to complete a MSW and PhD in Social Welfare at Stony Brook University. Her clinical practice focuses on work with children, adolescents, and families, particularly young children and anxiety. Dr. Bonanno's research interests include family violence prevention and intervention.
Director and Founder, Ferranti Empowerment Amanda has firmly established herself as a mental skills consultant for youth athletes, teams, and coaches. Amanda has an M.A. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, a B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University, and years of experience working with athletes and coaches in various sports, ages, and levels. An advocate of mental skills training from personal experiences, Amanda understands the importance of mental toughness.
Founder, Kim Gilroy Inside Out Kim Gilroy is a Holistic Wellness Coach on a mission! Her enthusiasm, passion and knowledge of food allows her to take her clients beyond diet plans, navigating the way for a personal approach to her clients' wellness needs. Kim received her Holistic Health Counseling Certificate in 2008 from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and holds a Masters Degree in Education and Special Education as well as a Bachelors Degree in Communications.
Meg Leonard is an educator and certified life coach who specializes in parenting skills and executive functioning needs of children. She has worked at the Green Vale School for 15 years. Meg earned her BA and Masters from Fairfield University and continues her growth through professional development. She works privately with parents and children as a life coach to strengthen their executive functioning, and has had experience speaking to groups of parents on the subject.
Dr. Feuer has served as the inaugural Associate Division Chief and subsequently Division Chief for the LIJMC Emergency Psychiatry Division, which also serves as a central hub for the health system wide telepsychiatry network. Dr. Feuer is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has been involved with local and national workgroups and committees developing standards and practice parameters for Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry.
our mighty partners
SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE
A portion of all MPOWER 2017 ticket sales will go to
the zanaAfrica Foundation
Founded in 2007, ZanaAfrica Foundation is a US-based nonprofit that supports adolescent girls in Kenya to stay in school by delivering reproductive health education and sanitary pads. Working with 14 community-based organizations across Kenya, we equip 10,000 girls a year with the products and information they need to thrive. ZanaAfrica also leads local and international advocacy efforts to break the period taboo and ensure that menstrual health management is recognized as a human right for women and girls globally.
A contribution of just $10 can help to provide an adolescent girl with a year supply of sanitary pads, underwear, health education, and access to safe spaces!