The 2013 Girl Up conference was held on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The program was designed to create a deep and long lasting impact on its participants. This year, the agenda and scope of the event was adjusted to provide participants with the opportunity to further personal development plans in four key areas 1) Physical Wellness 2) Social Wellness 3) Emotional Wellness 4) Intellectual Wellness.

The event hosted 75 young women from schools and youth development programs across New Orleans who share a commitment to the conference’s pillars, but differ in their life experiences. Throughout the conference, young women engaged in challenging conversations and success strategies alongside professional facilitators and female role models. By setting a strong foundation, young women will return to schools and programs equipped with their personal long term plans.