AGENDA

SUREFIRE Registration starts at 8:15am and we end at 5pm.
Our Community Village is open until 6pm

Make sure you come early to win prizes and to get your best selection of workshops!

Surefire Girls Agenda

8:15am – Registration / Community Village

9:30am – Welcome

10:10am – Mainstage

10:55am – Workshop

12:00pm – Lunch

12:30pm – Mainstage

1:45pm – Workshop

3:00pm – Workshop

4:15pm – Mainstage

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Community Village

Parent’s Track Agenda

8:15am – Registration / Community Village

9:30am – Welcome

10:10am – Mainstage

10:55am – How to Talk to Your Teen

12:00pm – Lunch

12:30pm – Mainstage

1:45pm – Teens and Tech

3:00pm – College Prep & Finance

4:15pm – Mainstage

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Community Village

We believe in 3 main attitudes for success at a SUREFIRE event (and beyond!)

Discover Your Own Awesome

Celebrate Other Girls’ Awesome

Cultivate an Abundance Mentality

Workshops

You will have a chance to choose 3 workshops out of our 10 topics.  It’s first-come, first-serve, so make sure you come early on the day, to get your top picks and win prizes in the Community Village!

How to tell your
(Social Media) Story

Speakers: Lucie Fink (Refinery 29) / Lauren Magenta (Spoon University)

We all have a story to tell, and whether it’s on our Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat accounts, we are telling the world who we are everyday. But are we consciously creating our own narrative or letting it be created for us? Come and learn from a couple of powerful young women how to create your own story on social media. Lucie Fink from Refinery29 and Lauren Magenta from Spoon University will tell you what it takes to create a career from producing your own content. For the aspiring social media influencer, blogger or video producer, this is your place to be.

Red Carpet Ready

Speaker: Madison Limansky (Farasha)

What looks the best on everyone, no matter their body type? Confidence! Inspire confidence in yourself by learning to pick out your best traits and accentuating the body you already have. After all, a confident woman is a powerful woman.

Foot in the Door

Speakers: Goldman Sachs and Women Lawyers of Utah

Sometimes the best way to get the job of your dreams, is to start with an internship of your dreams. But how do you go about finding, and then getting one? You need a killer resume, so that’s one thing. Then the interview and more. We’ll chat about what you want, how to get it and positioning you as the perfect candidate.

Time for Change

Speakers: Anna Blue (GirlUp) / Amanda Brock (Spark)

You want a change! You have a mission! Now how do you get the thing done? How can you be heard? Every girl can be a changemaker, and we’re here to give you the skills and tools to make your voice loud and proud. There are plenty of things in this world that could be better, so let’s get out there and change them! If not now, then when? If not you, then who?

Geek is Chic

Speaker: Kassandra VerBrugghen (SpyHop)

Gone are the days of hiding your smarts to fit in! With the tech boom, geekery is in and there’s no better time to be a brainiac. Do you want to create your own website, program a video game, or even build your own rocketship? Learn how to make a career out of doing whatever makes you really geek out.

Dream Big

Speakers: Sonita Alizadeh, Aimee Oberndorfer Le, Benafsha Tasmim (Sonita.org)

Just because something seems impossible, doesn’t mean it is. Sonita knows. She had an impossible dream, and is now living it as a rapper, artist and activist. She’s performed on national and international stages and spoken to world leaders. But she got here because she had a dream and worked hard to see it come true. Let her show you how to turn your dreams into reality too.

All About the Benjamins

Speaker: Robbyn Scribner (Women’s Leadership Initiative/ UVU),

Who doesn’t want money – and more of it? But once you get it, how do you budget it, manage it, and keep it? And what if you want to give some of it away? Or maybe you want to invest it? Life involves managing money no matter what your life path. So let’s talk about those Bennies and get them to work for us and what we want.

The U for You

Speaker: Julie Glusker

Figuring out the college thing can be a maze – from prep, applications, to admissions and more. But what do you really need to know? We’re here to tell you the nitty gritty including what it costs and how to find the school that’s right for you. After all it’s about discovering the right U for YOU, isn’t it?

Stand Your Ground

Speaker: TBD

Life is full of tough situations. From online bullies to real-life scenarios, everyone should learn to defend herself. Whether this be through a look, a walk, verbal skills, or even physical ones, we need to know we can stand our ground, no matter the situation. These women will give you practical tools to use in whatever difficult moments you may encounter.

Hey Mirror – I’m awesome!

Speaker: TBD

You know all those times when magazines, billboards and social media told you – You Are Enough! Yeah, right. But you know what, you ARE. So how do you stay healthy and body-positive in a world of notsomuch? Well, we’re here to talk about how to treat your body as your best ally with tips on the healthy stuff (workouts & meals etc) but also a good dose of Oprah-style inner strength. Time to discover your awesome!

Additional Programming

Body Talk

Speaker: Julie Dolan

Ever googled something about your body out of sincere curiosity but been mortified that someone would find out? We’ll provide the space to safely ask those body questions– so long as you provide the questions to our fabulous doctor. Don’t be afraid– she’s heard it all! First come, first served – she’ll be in the Community Village all day.

Talk it Out

Speaker: Leah Harter

Sometimes you don’t have a plan. Or an agenda. Maybe things are confusing. Or they hurt. Or they just are, and you need someone to listen. We’re here. All day. Really. All day. Come by. No judgement, just open ears.

Parent Track

Hard Conversations Made Easier

Speaker: Leah Harter

Teens. Phew! What to say, how to say it, what to talk about? Transitioning to and through the teen years can be tough for everyone involved! So let’s talk openly and honestly about the how-tos, the what-ifs, and the what to dos. Let’s chat.

Teens and Tech

Speaker: Women’s Tech Council

Online. All-the-time. It’s a wild world out there, not only for us, but the online generation. What boundaries make sense? Should there be any? And apps, tons of apps! We want to help navigate the maze and understand the online world through the teen lens and parent perspective.

College Prep

Speaker: Mikki O’Connor (UVU)

If college is the goal, what’s the path? We’ve got some great representation from the schools right here in Salt Lake City. They want to share the way to get to what you and your girls want. It’s about finding the right U, after all. We’ll have some of those representatives here to tell you more about how you can help your daughters get into college, finance for college, and how you can help prepare your daughter for this next big step.

RESOURCES

Below are a list of organizations which are resources for you either nationally or right here in Utah! We appreciate their support and involvement in this year’s SUREFIRE. If your organization would like to be included, please send us an email via the contact us page.

Please be patient with us as we update this list – we’ve had a lot of interest!

GirlUp
Girls on the Run
Girl Scouts
United Way / Women United
YMCA
Êtregirls
Leonardo Museum
Women’s Enrollment Initiative: University of Utah
Westminster
Utah Valley University
Woodbury School of Business