Soroptimist club offers free career conference for girls

    High school-aged girls are invited to attend this free career guidance and mentoring event

    With the goal of providing career assistance and mentorship to high school-aged girls of all socio-economic levels, Soroptimist International of Indian Rock, Inc. (SIIR) has announced the date for its Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls event, the third in its series of planned annual conferences for girls.

    Scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 11th at the Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, the Dream It, Be It event is a day-long, free conference where secondary school-aged girls can learn about a variety of career opportunities as well as topics such as goal-setting, overcoming obstacles to success, and much more.

    During this day of collaborative learning and fun, the participants will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with women from a variety of occupations, who will share their career journeys and will be available to offer tips for success in the workplace and beyond.

    Session topics will include:

    • Discovering Your Dreams;
    • Exploring Careers;
    • Creating Achievable Goals;
    • Rising Above Obstacles;
    • Putting Dreams into Action.

    Breakfast and lunch are included for all registrants and transportation may be available from various parts of the county, including Bristol, Bensalem, and Warminster. In addition, high school seniors in attendance will have the opportunity to apply for the Dream It, Be It scholarship which can be used for higher education tuition or career supplies.

    Diane Smith, SIIR president, notes that the organization has long recognized the importance of reaching girls as they begin to craft their career decisions, guiding them towards a path that will be fulfilling for them.

    “We know that the plans girls have for their working lives can change. That’s why we’ve made sure that the skills developed throughout the conference can be applied to ANY goals the girls identify throughout their education and careers,” Diane explains.

    In addition, the attendees will also leave the conference with a few tangible resources, including a dream journal for keeping track of their goals, a decorated dream box, and a certificate of participation. Girls and their parents/guardians can learn more about Dream It, Be It and/or may register for the conference by visiting the Mentoring Program page at or by e-mailing

    PHOTO CAP: Ninety percent of high school-aged girls who attended past career SIIR conferences reported feeling more confident about their future success.

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