Power of Being a Girl TEEN is a free, full-day conference that encourages leadership, empowerment, empathy and healthy relationships with self and others.

This year’s conference will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 9:45 AM to 5 PM at the YWCA Banff.


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We have already announce our fantastic key note speaker – Councillor Kaylee Ram and now we are pleased to share details for the rest of the event.




Isabelle Daigneault

As an avid mountain enthusiast and passionate environmentalist, Isabelle recently became the first female President of the Alpine Club of Canada.  An accomplished bilingual marketing professional with key achievements in the services, technology, tourism and CPG industries, Isabelle spent the first part of her car

eer in management positions in the corporate world. She then found freedom and fulfillment in becoming an entrepreneur by launching and growing a web-driven vacation rental business which, she subsequently sold.

Isabelle has been mentoring start-ups for over 10 years and has spoken and presented at numerous business events over the course of her career.  Her contributions in the community span the likes of helping the neighbourhood to adding value to Governance roles on national not for profit boards. Isabelle knows how to set sights on big hairy audacious goals, with proper planning and thinking, using her favourite theme: agility and relevancy.


Abby Furrer (she/her) Buyer and Manager of Rude Girls/ Boys Snow and Skate Banff (Treaty 7 Territory)

Workshop Sessions:

Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Everyday Life Workshop with Centre for Sexuality

In this fun, interactive workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of gender stereotypes and how gender stereotypes show up in our day-to-day lives. We will practice a tool to support in creating environments that enable people to experience equitable and healthier relationships.

Centre for Sexuality is a non-profit charitable organization, working to normalize sexuality and sexual health in Alberta and across Canada by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual health programs and services. Our work is community-based, prevention-focused, and nationally recognized. We aim to teach, train and advocate to support healthy bodies, healthy relationships and healthy communities, with a vision of sexual well-being for all.

Emma Molina is a Girls Program Facilitator with the Centre for Sexuality. She started at the Centre over a year ago and has been loving the chance to be in schools and the community working with youth and their families. Outside of work, she spends much of her time working on different photography projects, doing outdoor activities, and doing any and all types of crafts.

Alysha Janzen is a Relationship and Sexual Health Facilitator for the Centre for Sexuality. She started at the Centre a year ago and enjoys supporting young people in accessing their right to education regarding their bodies, relationships, and sexual health. Prior to starting at the Centre Alysha was a full time Child and Youth Counsellor for 7 years, a role she continues in her free time with adolescents in Calgary and area. Outside of work she loves travelling, and spending time with family and her Siamese Cat Luca.

 Body Image and Self Esteem with Fiona Groves

Fiona has lived in the Bow Valley for 16 years, and is a fitness, eating psychology, and body image coach.  Her goal is to helpas many people as possible heal their relationship with food and body, and she is especially passionate about helping teenage girls as this is when her own challenges around food and body started.

IG: @coachfionagroves



 What does being a girl mean to you? art session with Elise Findlay



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