It's Our Turn—Young Women's Conference at Brentwood School

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Young women today can be significant forces of change—in their own lives and in society. This conference is designed to empower them to take charge of the future in positive ways that influence and inspire others.

What is it?

A one day conference created by Brentwood School girls for young women everywhere. Topics addressed are expected to include:

Activism • Becoming an Entrepreneur
 • Body Image
 • Bullying • Feminism and Equality
 • "Having It All"
 • Global Issues for Women • Women in Entertainment and Media • Women in Sports

When is it?

Saturday, February 4, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Honorary Chair:

Maria Shriver

Special Guest:

Mary J. Blige

Presenters include:

Page Adler, Co-Founder, The Painted Turtle
Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, Documentary Filmmaker
Azure Antoinette, Poet & Spoken Word Artist
Nancy Aossey, President and CEO, International Medical Corps
Sema Basol, Co-Founder, Turkish Women's Initiative
Carolyn Blashek, Founder, Operation Gratitude
Lorene Cary, Author and Founder of Art Sanctuary
Lindy Dekoven, Chair, California Commission on the Status of Women
Samantha Ettus, Best-selling Author and Personal Branding Expert
Marie Ferro, Makeovers From the Inside Out
Julianne Goldmark, Co-Founder, Emi-Jay, Inc.
Isabella Haddad, Co-Creator, Violent Lips
Nancy Josephson, Partner, William Morris Endeavor
Harriet Kerr, Rape Treatment Center
Mavis Leno, Feminist Majority Foundation
Tanya Lopez-Brooks, SVP, Original Movies for Lifetime
Lolli Lucas Clark, Upper School Director, Sierra Canyon School
Emily Matson, Co-Founder, Emi-Jay, Inc.
Alex Morgan, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
Angella Nazarian, Author and Psychologist
Yifat Oren, Yifat Oren and Associates
Catherine Paura, Producer
Anita Jones Roehrick, Executive Director, Gaines-Jones Education Foundation
Lauren Roselle, President, ESTEEM
Katherine Schwarzenegger, Best-selling Author
Raven Symoné, Actress and Producer
Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment
Dana Walden, Chair, 20th Century Fox Television
Jessica Weiner, Author and Confidence Specialist
Kimberly Wolf, Founder, Shimmer Teen
Daphne Zuniga, Actor

Preliminary Schedule:

9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Opening Keynotes and Panel
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and "Miss Representation" Screening
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
2:15 - 4:00 p.m. - Afternoon Keynotes


Where is it?

Brentwood School
100 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Who is invited?

Young women in Grades 8-12 from schools throughout the Los Angeles area. Boys are also welcome to attend.

What about adults?

To ensure that the main audience remains students of this age, only a limited number of spaces will be made available for adult guests of those attending.


$25 for young women / $35 for adults

The conference is made possible in part by a grant from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation and the Bendheim Family.