LiveGirl Leadership Summits

Our leadership summits brings together middle school girls from across Fairfield County for a variety of empowering learning experiences that encourage girls to explore their potential and believe in themselves. All sessions feature a keynote speaker, mentoring, & fun team-building activities. By participating in the summits, girls build deep connections and a network of diverse friendships beyond their home school.

“This summit was amazing! My favorite part was being challenged by the exercises, because although it was hard, there were girls everywhere you turned shouting encouragement to push through. I also loved hearing the SparkFire Active story. I now believe that if I can make a small positive spark, it will have a ripple effect and create positive change in the world. And it was super fun getting creative to make a video ad!”
— (Ahhsha Crooks, Stamford Boys & Girls Club, 8th grade)

Fall 2017 Leadership Summits

Open to grades 6-8, free-of-charge

9.29 @ 5:30-8:30 pm "Be Yourself" with Patti Russo, Yale University Women's Campaign School

  • Location: New Canaan Library

11.7 @ 10-2 (Election Day) "Be Brave" with Sarah Edwards, Queen of Diamonds II Jet Dragster

  • Location: Grace Farms (New Canaan)

12.8 @ 5:30-8:30 pm "Be Kind" with Jennifer Oppenshaw, CEO Girls With Impact

  • Location: Stepping Stones Museum (Norwalk) 

LiveGirl Leadership Summit: "Be Yourself"


Friday, September 29th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

New Canaan Library

Featuring the Fabulous Patti Russo, Yale University

Patricia Russo is nationally respected leader focused on improving the quality of life for women. For over 25 years she has held numerous leadership positions in public, private, and not for profit organizations centered around women's rights. Currently, Patricia serves as Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University. She is also a member of the Council of Women's Health Research at Yale University and chairs its Philanthropy and Communications Committee.

NOTE: Parents are invited to stay for Ms. Russo's presentation (5:30-6:15pm)

Girls will view "A Million Likes" documentary and engage in discussion on ways to navigate social media pressure.

This event will also feature: 

dinner | team-building games | mentoring