Girls Leadership Forum

Preparing the Next Generation Girls Leadership Forum

When girls begin to perceive themselves as leaders, they begin to live different daily experiences; they have a more positive perception of themselves….

A National Call to Action: Teaching Young People about Women’s
Public Leadership and Promoting Public Leadership for Girls,

Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

In Fall 2016, the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) will be offering Preparing the Next Generation Girls Leadership Forum, a one-day workshop focusing on personal, social, and community leadership. The Girls Leadership Forum targets high-potential high school girls and/or young women entering college for the first time who have demonstrated their desire to become leaders. Held in three locations, each Forum is open to forty (40) girls who want to learn more about leadership and civic engagement. The three regional workshops in Evansville, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne will lead up to a statewide Girls Leadership Forum in Indianapolis in 2017.


Sponsorships are available to provide participation scholarships for the Girls Leadership Forum. Our intent is to help high-potential girls who may not be exposed to opportunities that encourage them to become civically engaged or that inspire them to pursue public leadership. Our goal is to provide registrations free-of-charge to the girls participating in a Girls Leadership Forum in their community. For more information about sponsorships, click here.

Agenda - Evansville (Time=CST)

  • 9:00 AM     Registration
  • 9:30 AM     Welcome and Opening
  • 10:10 AM   Personal Leadership (How to Stand Out)
  • 11:15 AM   Social Leadership (Reputation Safety)
  • 12:15 PM   Lunch / Etiquette and Conversations
  • 1:40 PM     Community Leadership (Personal Advocacy)
  • 2:40 PM     Closing Remarks
  • 3:00 PM     Conclusion

Dates | Times | Locations

General Informational Flyer - PDF
  • Fort Wayne
    November 5, 2016
    The Summit
    1025 West Rudisill Street
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807
    Ft. Wayne Informational Flyer, click here.
    To register, click here
  • Indianapolis
    November 12, 2016
    University of Indianapolis
    1400 East Hanna Avenue
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46227

    Indianapolis Informational Flyer, click here.
    To register, click here
  • Evansville
    November 19, 2016 (NEW DATE)
    C.K. Newsome Community Center (NEW LOCATION)

    100 East Walnut Street
    Evansville, Indiana 47713
    Evansville Informational Flyer, click here.
    To register, click here

If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact the Indiana Commission for Women at (317) 232-6720 or