“Enough As She Is” with Rachel Simmons

Thursday, May 23rd @ 7-8pm at Carriage Barn Arts Center (New Canaan)

A deeply urgent workshop that will give adults and daughters the tools to work together to reject “supergirl” pressure, overcome a toxic stress culture and become resilient leaders with healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.


MEDIAGIRLS workshop: Using social media in positive, empowering ways

Thursday, April 4th @ 6:30-8 pm at New Canaan HS Wagner Room


In this 90-minute workshop, founder and Executive Director of MEDIAGIRLS ( Michelle Cove help parents and girls better understand how girls are influenced, for better and worse, by Instagram, Snapchat, and other popular apps. Many of us know that social media is addictive, and often makes girls feel lonelier, more anxious, and more insecure. The idea of changing it can feel daunting at best. MEDIAGIRLS teaches girls to think critically about what the media content they're consuming, and how to take advantage of their numbers on social media to create a more empowering culture. In this engaging, interactive workshop, Michelle provides a roadmap of concrete strategies for parents and girls to help us get there.


#Girlboss community event

Saturday, March 23 @ 2-3 pm at UConn Stamford

Hear from our fierce, fearless #GirlBoss Panel and winners of our #GirlBoss contest!

Event features networking, a hands-on #GirlBoss activity, raffle/prizes, & more!!

Also, we are over the moon excited to announce that we’ll be raffling off a FREE WEEK AT CAMP LIVEGIRL (July 22-26 from 9am-4pm at New Canaan HS) at the event!

For High School attendees: We will be raffling off a networking lunch with one of our #GirlBoss Panelists! You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

Everyone who attends gets one raffle ticket. IF YOU BRING A FRIEND, both you and your friend get a raffle ticket. If you bring FIVE FRIENDS, you get FIVE raffle tickets. See how this works??! 

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Alyson Gerber, Bestselling Author “Braced” “Focused"

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Barbara Stevens, President Rand Insurance

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Valerie A. Cooper, Founder & Principal of Picture That Art Consultants

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Juliana Fetherman, Founder and CEO of Making Authentic Friendships

What to Know When Anxiety Strikes

Wednesday, February 6th @ noon at New Canaan YMCA (Wagner Room)
Join us for a parent roundtable discussion on anxiety with expert Tracey Masella, LCSW. Learn more about the sources of anxiety in teens and how to help them manage anxiety. (Free of charge | Registration required)

#MeToo: What Parents (of Teens) Need to Know About Sexual Assault Awareness and Consent

Join us for a roundtable discussion facilitated by experts from The Center. Co-sponsored by LiveGirl, The New Canaan Library, and the New Canaan Community Foundation.

11/29 @ 12:30pm at the New Canaan Library (Plaut Room)



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


Hear from the authors of the NY Times bestselling "Confidence Code for Girls". It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they’re consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren’t getting “perfect” grades, and how many likes and followers they have online. Learn the "Confidence Code for Girls" and help your daughter be empowered and lead a confident life. 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA @goLivegirl for clues // the LiveGirl Book Fairies will be distributing free books in advance of this event!

NOTE: This is not a drop-off event. Please plan to attend with your daughter.

EVENT SPONSOR: New Canaan Health & Human Services

It was such a pleasure to speak at LiveGirl. I loved meeting all the girls! LiveGirl is clearly an amazing organization — made very clear by the quality of the girls’ awareness, perception, comments, and confidence.
— JillEllyn Riley, Co-Author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller “The 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!


Raising Confident Girls

Facebook Live PANEL featuring Featuring Catherine Bailey, Founder Think or Blue


Thursday, October 11th at 11:00AM

Gender norms start early. Girls receive messages very young that boys are smarter and better leaders. As young as 6 years old, girls think that boys are "more brilliant" than they are. This can impact her confidence, and her beliefs about her skills and potential. She might not try new activities or volunteer in class. She might not run for student council because she doesn't think people value her opinion.

Join us for this Facebook Live and learn tools to help your daughter build her authenticity, develop positive body image, understand her community, and jumpstart her leadership skills.

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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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