Experience The PIP Program for Girls' Summer Summit!

An Interactive Weekend for Self-Discovery

Have you felt isolated and that you are missing critical time to learn from women? Many young women could have been participating in experiential internships this summer but with COVID they are all virtual. We are therefore pulling together this experience to help inspire and educate high school girls. Help us by being a participant in a two day interactive virtual summer summit, run by girls for girls.


Sound Exciting? Learn more about the event below, or click to sign up!



PIP's Summer Summit runs from 9 am to 3 pm PST / 12 pm to 6 pm EST on July 10th and 11th, 2021. There are events going on the entire weekend with 15 minute breaks, however, you are not required to attend all of the events. This is a great opportunity to pick and choose the speakers that you are interested in!



Some examples of the types of events you'll be able to attend over the weekend!

To My Younger Self Speakers

Inspired by the book, "What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self" by Ellen Spragins, these are 15 minute speaker sessions intended to be modeled after TED talks to give the high schoolers advice about what they should be doing now and in the future. Some big questions a "To My Younger Self" Speaker would answer would be: What would you do differently if given the chance What were your biggest mistakes, etc? What's the best thing you ever did throughout your life? What's the biggest lesson that you learned? Overall, a speaker should be aiming to think about, "what would you tell your younger self? What's the conversation you would have had with your younger self?"


We will have a 90 minute and a 105 minute workshop intended to teach the young women valuable skills and simultaneously leave them with some strong representational items/notes to come out of the summit with. We would like a workshop led on "How to Market Yourself" during the 90 minute block and the 105 minute workshop will center on discovering core values and implementing them into your life. This will help give girls invaluable opportunities to learn about how to navigate their young adult lives.


We will have two panels over the course of the summit, each consisting of a maximum of 5 panelists, taking place over the course of an hour each. Our first panel will be about the "soft skills" that a young woman should seek to develop (with questions about speaking up for yourself, handling disappointment, showing grit, etc.) and the second panel will focus on "what it's like to _____" (talking about the reality and day-to-day experience in working in different fields).



A Small Sampling of Those you Will Be Able to Hear From

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Brenda Leaks

Head of School

Brenda Leaks is Head of School at Seattle Girls’ School, an independent middle school for girls and gender non-binary students focused on helping students find and use their voices to change their communities. She believes in the transformative power of both education and laughter and strives to be a conduit for both in her daily life.

Rosemarie Gregoire

Architectural Designer

I am originally from Minnesota and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota in architecture with minors in French and interior design. While in Minneapolis, I served as both a mentor for youth interested in the architecture profession and as an instructor at a local design workshop. I then moved to Seattle to pursue my master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington. I am passionate about community-driven design and an interdisciplinary approach to architecture. Currently, I am a designer at Schemata Workshop.

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Andrea Rodgers

Climate Litigator

Andrea is Senior Litigation Attorney at Our Children’s Trust, where she serves as co-counsel on Juliana v. United States and as lead counsel on Aji P. v. State of Washington and Reynolds v. State of Florida. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 and Arizona State University School of Law in 2001, where she served as co-Executive Editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology, Andrea clerked for the Hon. John C. Gemmill on the Arizona Court of Appeals. She has served as an Honors Attorney for the U.S. Department of Transportation, In-House Legal Counsel for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, and Staff Attorney for the Western Environmental Law Center. Her law practice has focused on reducing pollution from industrial agricultural operations, protecting and enhancing instream flows for people and fish, and fighting climate change for young people and future generations.

Nadya Okamoto

Author, Organizer, and Entrepreneur

Nadya Okamoto is a co-founder of August, a lifestyle brand working to reimagine periods. Nadya Okamoto is also the Founder of PERIOD (period.org), an organization fighting to end period poverty and stigma that she founded at the age of 16. Under her leadership as Executive Director for five years, PERIOD addressed over 1.5 million periods and registered over 800 campus chapters in all 50 states and 50 other countries. In 2018, Nadya published her debut book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. 

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