2024 Girls Conference: Find Your Sparkle!

Join us on Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 9:00am – 3:00pm, at Mount Saint Vincent University for this year’s Girls Conference!

Registration is open! Register here: https://girlsconference2024.eventbrite.ca

Click here to access this year’s conference program: Girls Conference Program

Our lineup for this year’s conference includes

  • STEM session with CAGIS Halifax
  • Climate justice with the Ecology Action Centre
  • Trades and technology with Women Unlimited
  • Forensics with Halifax Regional Police
  • Poetry and writing
  • Nutrition
  • Weightlifting
  • Career exploration
  • Yoga

Keynote Address – Lacey Koughan

Lacey Koughan, in a magenta suit on a pastel purple background, smiling at the camera with her arms crossedLacey is the innovative owner of 24STRONG, whose unwavering spirit has allowed her to create and nurture her business into a thriving enterprise. Her entrepreneurial prowess has garnered recognition, earning her accolades such as the 2023 Rising Entrepreneur, Atlantic Canada’s 30 Under 30 Innovators, Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the Year, and 1/5 finalists for the Canadian Young Entrepreneur of the Year. These awards demonstrate Lacey’s exceptional leadership and vision in the business world.

Starting a business at a young age was a daunting prospect for Lacey, but she refused to let fear hold her back. With confidence, determination, and creativity as her guiding lights, she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey, defying expectations, and surpassing barriers.

Following her favorite mantra, “You have the ability to create the life you desire,” Lacey continues to inspire others to reach for the stars and create their own paths to success. Learning from her own experiences, Lacey also offers important advice to those on similar paths: “Listen to that desire you have for ‘more’. Don’t allow the constructs of other people’s beliefs for what you ‘should’ do with your life hold you back from following your true passion. People will judge you. People will laugh at you. People will question your ability to achieve. But those same people are too scared to try it for themselves. Go for it. You will learn SO much about yourself along the way. If something doesn’t work out in the way that you envisioned it to, take the lessons you’ve learned and try something new.”