2023 Guest Speaker ~ inspiHER Fairfield
Ashley Farquharson, USA Luge Athlete, and 2022 Winter Olympian will share her experiences from growing up in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah to participating at the highest levels of international luge competitions including representing the United States of America in the Olympics.
Ashley will discuss the importance of the support she has given and received from the girls and women in her life that encouraged her to follow her dreams. She will also highlight the commitment and focus of working hard but also finding balance for her family, friends, health, and other interests in her life. Determination isn’t just reserved for the world of sports; it’s also about enjoying the sweet parts of life and being present to experience opportunities and connections with others.
USA Luge Athlete & 2022 Olympian
"Girls Supporting Girls - Why it Matters"
2023 Breakout Session Presenters
Fairfield County Retreat ~ April 22nd
President & CEO of Krile Communications
“Stand Strong: The Power of Confidence”
Building and maintaining confidence is a daily practice, and there are tools that we can use to create confidence within ourselves and others. This session will explore some of these tools and help you determine how you can act with confidence - even in challenging or new situations.
Owner of Square Canvas Studios,
Bloom-Carroll Elementary Art Teacher
“Expressing the Art of Gratitude through Card Making”
Words are so incredibly important. You can use your words for good, they can be hurtful, and they can be inspiring. We will use our words to show gratitude through this card making craft. You will make three cards to show your gratitude towards three important groups of people.
Fairfield ESC SEL & Mental Health Coordinator
Founder of Mindfulness Matters LLC
"Everyday Help for Your Mental Health"
What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed? When your heart is racing, chest is tight, mind swirling with thoughts? This session focuses on everyday strategies to help you in those moments and beyond. You will learn the whys behind the strategies so that you can discover what works best for you in different situations!
Jill Allen Coaching
"Find Your Strong"
Being healthy, strong, and fit provides a foundation that will encourage girls to show up as their best self. The girls will learn helpful tips about nutrition, exercise and mindset and how overall fitness levels will impact their social interactions, academics and athletics.
“Fear is a LIAR”
Goodbye Fear, Hello Courage! Let go of what holds you back and welcome opportunity without the fear of failure.
Assistant Principal, Lancaster High School
"Let Your True Colors Shine in Leadership"
Ever wonder why you click with some people and not others? Come learn how to let your true colors shine as you explore how to maximize your leadership skills by recognizing personality traits in yourself and others.
ELA and Writing teacher Bloom Carroll Middle School
“Junior High 101: How to Navigate Social Media Use & Other Junior High Topics”
Junior High can be a time of sticky social situations and self doubt. In the Junior High 101 session, girls will learn helpful tools about self care, developing confidence, and being 100% comfortable with their unique self!
Fairfield County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Maple, Deputy Hedrick, Sgt. Strawn
"Basic Moves of Self-Defense"
The Fairfield County Sheriff's Department will be providing self-defense training for all participants and mentors. This interactive session will focus on creating an awareness and a strong survival-oriented attitude in the area of self-defense tactics and techniques. The information presented will be coupled with specific physical training and presented by Sgt. T.J. Strawn, Deputy. Roy Maple, & Deputy Tiffany Hedrick.
2023 Parent Sessions
Fairfield County Retreat ~ April 22nd