Dr. Brenda Manuel (LAUSD photo)

The Los Angeles Unified School District Student Empowerment Unit sets the platform for middle and high school students with the 2021 Young Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The virtual event is open to all LAUSD young ladies in grades 8th thru 12th by logging on to achieve.lausd.net ,and Student Empowerment Unit Student Leadership Conferences, said Dr. Brenda Manuel, LAUSD administrator and conference coordinator.

“The diverse conference team consists of fifty amazing intergenerational panelists from across the country and around the world and fifty women serving as moderators and facilitators to welcome the students,” Manuel said.

“The conversational workshops provide a space for panelists to share personal stories, explain the nuts and bolts for successful personal and career development, and inspire students to embrace the theme Your Time is Now and imagine the possibilities for living their best lives,” she added.

The panelists include Lindsey Hammond-Charlet, creative director/founder, HUB Collective; Capri Maddox, Esq., executive director, Los Angeles Civil & Human Rights Department; Tamaya Petteway, sr. vice president, Brand Partnerships Endemol Shine North America; May Sung, owner, SUBU Design Architecture; Breanna Weaver, assistant, PCL Construction; Judge Winnie Young, Compton Court; and Sarah Zurbuchen, U.S. director, WE Schools, Canada.

Student leadership conferences are held annually to inspire and expose young women to role models and community leaders who provide insight, strategies, and advice on how to navigate educational and other systems to help students lead healthy, happy and productive lives.