1st Annual Girls Education Conference

May 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
130 E Randolph
Ground Floor, Chicago
IL 60601
Molly Silverman

FEARLESS GIRLS: How Investing in Girls Education Yields Global Economic Growth

It’s time to invest in girls’ education. Hear from speakers from YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, African Community Fund for Education, WagiLABS, National Afterschool Association, Erikson Institute, Women’s Global Education Project, Primrose Schools, and Teach for All about the importance of prioritizing educational opportunities for girls at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and African Community Fund for Education’s First Annual Girls Education Conference!

Please join YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and African Community Fund for Education for a half-day summit to learn from and contribute to a discussion on early learning innovations, expanding youth education experiences, the importance of mentorship, and the economic impact of investing in girls education.

The event will take place on Friday, May 17 from 8:00am – 11:00am at 130 E Randolph, Ground Floor, Chicago, IL 60601. Please click here to confirm your attendance.

Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
8:40-9:10 AM Breakfast
9:10-9:40 AM Keynote speaker – Chic Thompson, WagiLABS
9:50-10:00 AM Ignite presentation – Gina Warner, National Afterschool Association
10:00-10:50 AM “The next frontier of girls education” panel discussion
10:50-11:00 AM Closing Remarks


Panel Discussion

Moderator – Shelley Bromberek-Lambert, Chief Reimagination Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Annette C. Heng, Chief School Excellence Office, Primrose Schools

Amy Maglio, Executive Director, Women’s Global Education Project

Dr. Cassandra McKay-Jackson, Associate Professor, Erikson Institute

Samantha Williams, Global Director for Girls’ Education, Teach for All


Chic Thompson

Gina Warner

Thank you to our sponsors!

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Foundation