Girls World Expo Leadership Workshop to be held locally in July


A unique leadership workshop for girls 11-13 will debut this summer in Carlsbad. The one-week event (three hours daily) is built around giving young teen girls the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to succeed and create success for others.

Attendees will take part in a wide range of workshops and demonstrations. Distinguished women from the local community will speak, answer questions, and serve as role models on how to lead and succeed personally and professionally. The Girls World Expo Leadership Workshop is an outgrowth of the highly successful one-day Girls World Expo events that have been staged nationwide, featuring workshops and seminars on cyber bullying, dating abuse awareness, self-defense, nutritional and eating disorder issues, self-esteem creation and maintenance, and other issues that are part of the everyday lives of young girls.

The event will be held July 9-13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the La Costa Valley Clubhouse on Calle Barcelona in Carlsbad

•Love the Skin You’re In

Kourtney Klepfer, Healthy Within LICSW, ACSW#21743

Kourtney thrives on empowering girls and their families and has conducted numerous leadership and wellness programs in the San Diego area.

•Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Kerry Tepedino, Healthy Kids Are Cool

Kerry will be joining us for a fun and informational talk on how to feel empowered and confident about food choices.

•Bullies Aren’t Leaders

Tami Walsh, President of Teen Wisdom

Tami will discuss the hidden ways girls bully each other and create “girl drama” over friendships, boys, and grades. Girls will learn proven techniques to develop their “inner leader” and release their “inner bully.”

•Self Defense Interactive Workshop

Tracie Arlington, Play it Safe Defense

Girls will learn physical and verbal techniques they can use to protect themselves in everyday situations. Students will receive hands--on training while learning prevention, boundary setting and the importance of confidence and awareness.

Cost is $250. Maximum capacity is 40 girls, so immediate sign-up is encouraged.

For more information, or to sign up, go to