Werthing Foundation Programs

Girls’ Day Summit

Girls’ Day Summit

Girls’ Day is a full day of hands-on, experiential, cognitive, and engaging activities. Girls attend workshops according to their age group cohort. Stimulating workshops include creating a vision board, money matters, how to start a business and how to resolve conflicts. Workshops are led by some of DFW’s most successful and talented individuals. These individuals are respected in their various fields of business, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), education and health & wellness. Girls will have the chance to make new friends, find a mentor and gain confidence. Girls’ Day also offers parent workshops to help parents understand how to raise happy, healthy, and confident girls.

What is Girls’ Day?

When girls grow into confident, self-sufficient women they have the power to positively impact the lives of everyone in their family and community. Girls’ Day enhances girl’s capacities for a lifetime of leadership and service. Girls’ Day is where 1,000 girls in middle and high school gain leadership skills. Participants will be introduced and given tools for building self-esteem and increasing their chances to reach their full potential.


Girls’ Day offers workshops that help girls foster healthy friendships with their peers while understanding issues that impact girls.



Girls’ Day mission is to connect, empower and inspire girls to make wise choices as they navigate through girlhood.


Program Focus Areas

Involvement, Promotion, Awareness, Exploring, Developing

Girls really appreciate mentors who speak to them in their language by “just keeping it real.” “Girl Power is what’s up!” 

Alex Reynolds

18-year-old workshop leader


Girls attend workshops based on age group:

    • Age 10-13
      • Being Your Best Self
      • Pretty Girls Have Brains 2
      • Drama Free Friendships
      • Liking The Body I Have
    • Ages 14-18
      • Identifying Healthy Relationships
      • The Art of Leadership
      • Mind, Body and Spirit
      • Money matters (Cash is King)

Past Notable Girls’ Day Sponsors and Speakers


UnitedHealthcare, Pepsico; Cordell Adams, M.D.; Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson; State Representative Barbara Mallory-Caraway; DeSoto Mayor Carl Sherman, Jr.; Pat Smith – Treasure You; Black Firefighters Association; Dr. Wendy Parnell; DeSoto Councilwoman Rachel Proctor; Adrienne Bankert – CBS DFW TV Personality; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Janet G – K Soul; The Hockaday School; Dr. Nancy Fain; Donna Richardson-Joyner