Community Workshops


Back-to-School Facebook Live EVENT:

Taylor Moxie, Founder Taylor Moxie Foundation

Monday, August 27th at 3:00pm.

Get inspired for the new school year and hear from Taylor Moxie, a 12-year old social entrepreneur, author, and founder of the Taylor Moxie Foundation.


Thursday, September 27th @ 7-8 pm at New Canaan Library

Hear from the authors of the NY Times bestselling Confidence Code for Girls !


“Being A Girl in Today’s World”



Open to everyone (parents, grandparents, daughters)

Free of charge | Registration required


From Cosmo to Davos, Laura Brounstein is at the forefront of change. As the Director of Editorial and Business Development at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazines, Laura has a unique perspective on the role of girls and women and power in our society. Hear Laura’s views on getting everyone on board for making positive change. Roundtable discussion will include Q&A.

“I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to meet the amazing young women of LiveGirl. Spending time with them truly inspired me. You’re doing incredible work that is DEFINITELY making change”
— Laura Brounstein, Editorial Director Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazines

Design an inspirational magazine cover!

Finalists will receive an autographed copy of Seventeen Magazine from Laura & a LiveGirl SWAG bag. One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Click here to use the Seventeen Magazine template.

The rest is up to you! You can create a digital design (on Indesign, Photoshop, or or cut & paste. Either way, please (scan if needed) and email your design to by May 27th. Winners will be announced at our community event on June 1st!



Find Your Voice

Be visible. Be heard. Lead.

Open to the community | free-of-charge

Sunday, february 4th @ 3-4 pm
New Canaan High School (wagner room)

Featuring EMILY DonahOe-O'Keefe

Founder/Principal WOMENSPEAK Training


Join us for a parent/daughter workshop to gain experience and confidence with your public speaking skills, an essential leadership skill. 

Girls and women consistently do not "speak up" – in part because of long existing gender norms. Many girls and women have been socialized to use language differently in public spaces, and have less experience speaking in public as a result of their social and political history as a group. Join us for this best practices public communications class that includes an overview of current research regarding gender difference in establishing credibility and relevance in public, and skills for persuasive advocacy.

ABOUT EMILY DONAHOE-O'KEEFE: Emily Donahoe-O'Keefe has trained hundreds of executives to be better communicators. Recent clients include employees and representatives of Goldman Sachs, Farmer's Insurance,, The Estee Lauder Companies, AstraZeneca, Willis Towers Watson, and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Speaking engagement highlights - Ms. Donahoe-O'Keefe has been a featured speaker for the American Strategic Management Institute ("Understanding the Needs and Mindset of the Media," representing Media Training Worldwide), Goldman Sachs (Women’s Career Strategies Initiative Program) , Willis (London: Sarah Turvill Women's Leadership Symposium) and Willis Towers Watson (San Diego: RIMS Risk Management Society’s Conference, largest trade show in North America). Also events for The Women’s Campaign School at Yale, The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, and Girls’ Squad (2017 Women’s History Event) for 72andSunny in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Donahoe-O'Keefe also has been a guest speaker for students at Yale University and UCSD. She taught public speaking at the University of California, San Diego for two years.

Ms. Donahoe-O'Keefe has performed on Broadway & Off-Broadway, in regional theaters around the country, on TV, film, and radio. She is a recipient of a Helen Hayes Award, and a 2016 Obie Award. She is currently a 2017 Beinecke Fellow at the Yale School of Drama, at Yale University in New Haven, CT. She holds a Master's degree from the University of California, San Diego and an AB from Vassar College.

ABOUT WOMENSPEAK Training: WOMENSPEAK Training (WST) provides women and diversity partners with the best public speaking, public communications, and executive presence training available. Our mission is to give women, men, and organizations tools to amplify women’s voices. WOMENSPEAK Training staff has thirty-five years of collective experience at over a hundred companies and organizations all over the world in communications training and diversity initiative seminars.


“A Million Likes”

Saturday, September 16 @ 2-3 pm

New Canaan Library (LAMB ROOM)

  A social media wellness event open to the community - parents, grandparents, students (FREE-OF-CHARGE)


“Girls Just Want To Have Likes”

Does your daughter pay more attention to You Tube, and her Instagram feed than she does to you?

Do you feel overwhelmed with your own digital distractions and unsure how to keep her safe, you sane and build her self confidence?

You are not alone! Join us to hear from Laurie Wolk, Author "Girls Just Want to Have Likes" to learn more about the social media landscape and tips to help your teen navigate the digital world.

This session will help you:

*Better understand the social media landscape.

* Learn practical tips to navigate building confident girls in the digital age.

*Open a dialogue with your teen - away from the focus on screens


Praise for “Girls Just Want to Have Likes”

"If you read only 1 book on parenting and dealing with social media, I highly recommend “Girls Just Want to Have Likes”. The book is smart, fun, easy-to-read and filled with useful tricks and techniques to raising happier daughters in this new social media generation. As a father with 3 children, including a 15 year old daughter, we all have trouble relating to the teens and their screens. This book offers easy-to-apply tools that promote better parenting and ultimately raising more confident and successful daughters in this social media dominated environment. Thanks to the author, Laurie Wolk, for writing and sharing this important book."

Books available for purchase at event by Elm Street Books.

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