Save the Date for She's All That 2015:
Saturday, April 18, 2015

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at California High School in San Ramon

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She’s All That! is
an exciting and distinctive conference that past participants have said should be mandatory for all middle-school aged girls. "I think it's great that the girls are getting this attention and information - that there are people in the community who care enough about the girls to do this for them" was the feedback from one parent last year. Another mentioned that she and her daughter waited a year to participate and it was "everything I could have hoped for."

This special conference includes an inspirational keynote presentation and a choice of three of the available workshops (listed below) for girls. Our popular “Live Your Dream!” Expo will include numerous informational exhibits again this year. The adult workshops have been expanded and new ones are being offered.




2014 Girls Keynote Speaker: Kristin Bender
Kristin has worked as a newspaper reporter for 20 years, including the past 13 at the Oakland Tribune. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. In her newspaper career, she has covered absolutely everything - from politics, urban crime, courts to hundreds of homicides to a visit by Prince Charles to Berkeley locally. On a national and international scale, she has written about gay rights, wars, technology developments, national security and covered President Barack Obama.

Since 2005, she has freelanced for Life & Style Weekly and since 2011 she has been the Northern California correspondent for US Weekly. Her first assignment was covering Christina Aguilera's wedding in Napa and was dispatched to Rome for the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.  She has also freelanced for Maxim, Swimmer Mag, Shape, Star, E-the Environmental Magazine, Womensenews, and Bay Area Parent

In October 2009, she helped design and launch a "good news" website called She runs the website in her spare time along with the 16 reporters and editors she recruited. This is a not-for-profit venture. 

For the past five years, she has worked as a mentor and writing coach with Bay Area high school journalism students under programs sponsored by the newspaper chain. Their work has been published in the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune.


2014 She's All That! workshops include (girls chose 3 from this selection):

• Be Yourself - Don't Give in to Peer Pressure
Bend it Shape It Yoga for Girls 
Cheers All That!
Code Busters Club
Connect With Your Feminine Reality (combined adult/girl workshop)
Cyber Safe and Sane On-line
Discover the Writer Inside You
 Make-up Do's and Don'ts
Free To Be Me
Fun With Improv
Get Your Parents Off Your Back (and On Your Side)
Hip Hop Til You Drop
Hoop Dance
• How To Do High School (8th graders only)
How to do Middle Schools (5th graders only)
The Ins and Outs of Being a Teenage Girl
Mean Girls
Self Defense – What Every Girl Should Know
• Skin Care Savvy
• Straight Scoop on Boys I (6th Graders and above only)
• Straight Scoop on Boys II (7th & 8th graders only)
Study Smarter, Not Harder
The Science of Girly Things 
• When I Grow Up I Want to Be...


2014 Adult Keynote Speaker: Laurie Bodine, MBA
For our daughters, the world has never been more competitive. And, as the most affluent, informed, and highly educated parents in history, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to give them an edge in achieving success. But compelling evidence confirms that our response to this do all/be all culture is, in fact, harming our kids, while leaving them ill-prepared to compete effectively in school, at work and in life. Experts are calling for alternative strategies. In this session, Laurie Bodine presents an evidence-based leadership framework as an effective alternative. Five familiar leadership principles are presented as tools you can use today to identify and unleash the potential in your child to be both successful and happy.


With 25 years experience in business leadership, Laurie Bodine is now working with educators, parents, and students around the country - in schools and in the workplace - to shift the mindset in college prep communities to one that builds leadership and innovation. Laurie’s She’s All That workshops for parents (“The Power Within: Empower and Inspire Your Teen”) and for girls (“How to Get Your Parents Off Your Back and On Your Side”) have been well-received for many years.  Additional information can be found on the START Leadership website.

2014 She's All That! adult workshops include (parents chose 3 from this list):

• Adolescent Subcultures and Current Drug Trends
Connect With Your Feminine Reality (combined adult/girl workshop)
• Getting Past "TUFF" Communication with Teens
• Healthy Relationships 
Internet Child Safety
Middle School Transition 
The Power Within (Empower and Inspire Your Teen)
• Who's the Parent? 
Teen Talk – How to Keep Them Talking to You Through These Emotional Years
Toughen up: How to talk to kids about difficult topics
• Your Child Can Study Smarter, Not Harder


Many thanks to our sponsors!

Download the 2014 flyer.

Presented by Soroptimist International of the San Ramon Valley
An international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of professional women working to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world. Federal Tax ID #68-001475