The Mission of the Conference is to create a safe forum for Marin’s teenage girls to explore their place in the world, gain skills to create positive relationships, learn confidence to make good choices and to experience local community support that would help them achieve their goals.

An amazing day packed with speakers, empowering workshops, music and entertainment for Marin County girls in grades 8-12. The Marin Teen Girl Conference connects young women throughout the county in an uplifting, supportive way. You will soar with new friendships and ideas when you attend. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and a Goody Bag!

Workshops Include:
Body Image
College – What to Expect?
Coping with Other’s Expectations
Expect Respect: Boundaries
Healthy Relationships
Respect in the Workplace
Sexuality: Beyond the Rainbow
What High School is Really Like
And More!

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After conducting research and focus groups, the Marin Women’s Commission created the first Marin Teen Girl Conference in 2011 to address the unmet needs of teen girls in the County. Through the Marin Teen Girl Conference, the MWC provides tools, resources, ideas and support to empower the young women of Marin County. The girls, who range in age from 13 to 18 years, reported that they enjoyed having a safe, collaborative and fun place to explore topics that were important to them. The Conference connects the girls to resources, offers leadership training, and introduces them to thoughts beyond their world.

Our Vision.



Create a safe, fun informative event for teen girls to learn, share and grow.


To provide effective tools to help them be successful as they navigate the teen years.


To meet the Marin Women’s Commission mission/objective as to providing leadership to teen girls

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Get Involved.


Please join the Marin Women’s Commission and our community partners in supporting the Marin Teen Girl Conference. Your sponsorship will increase and enhance your brand awareness among teen girls and their families throughout Marin County.
Why a Teen Girl Conference?
Research has shown that many of Marin’s teen girls are struggling, in spite of our county’s many resources.
«  By age 15, girls are twice as likely to become depressed than boys
«  59 percent of 5th to 12th grade girls in one survey were dissatisfied with their body shape.
«  One in three teen girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
The ultimate goal of the Marin Teen Girl Conference is to help create solutions for improving the lives of teen girls in Marin County. This conference gives the girls the tools, resources, ideas and support to empower the young women of our county. A group of 30 Teen Girl Ambassadors guide the development of the conference topics and format, making it the only conference BY girls, FOR girls. The conference empowers and inspires these girls to leadership in their own lives and in their communities.
The Conference will offer workshops with experienced presenters on topics relevant to today’s teen girls, and an Exhibitor Mall featuring information and resources from local service providers.
We need your support! Please join us as a Sponsor of the Marin Teen Girl Conference. Your support will help to underwrite the cost of this Conference, and fund participation, scholarships, for girls in underserved areas of the County.


For a Donation of $50.00 you can sponsor a teen girl’s attendance! If you or your company would like the opportunity to sponsor the 2017 Marin Teen Girl Conference, just click on the button below to contribute.


If you’d like to send your Sponsor a Girl form by mail, please fill out our Sponsor a Girl form, along with a check made payable to MWC-MTGC and send to the address below:

Marin Women’s Commission

ATTN: Christine Shaw, staff
3501 Civic Center Drive #415
San Rafael, CA 94903

If you would like to donate items for the GoodyBag, please note we expect 250 girls in attendance.  Please fill out the Goody Bag form below and return to the Marin Women’s Commission.



Click on the link below to register for the 2017 Marin Teen Girl Conference.


Have questions about sponsoring a girl, the conference, or want to sign up today? Fill out the form below!



Alysia Montaño (née Johnson) (born April 23, 1986) is an American middle distance runner. She is a six-time USA Outdoor champion 2007 (1:59.47), 2010 (1:59.87), 2011 (1:58.33); 2012 (1:59.08); 2013 (1:58.67); 2015 (1:59.15). She perhaps gained more notoriety for the 2014 race that she did not win. In fact, she finished dead last in the field, running 2:32.13 while 8 months pregnant. She has represented the United States at numerous international championships including the 2012 Olympics. She distinguishes herself by wearing a flower in her hair while running, a personal affectation she adopted to assert her femininity while training with men.

On the international level she has exhibited a bold, front running style, challenging other runners to keep up with her.

At the 2012 Olympics, Montaño finished in fifth place. In November 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended two Russian women who finished in first and third be given lifetime bans for their doping violations at the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has not yet issued any disqualifications. If the IOC does disqualify the two athletes and advances the other finishers, Montaño could be awarded the bronze medal.


“My life philosophy has been to be bold and courageous”

— Alysia Montaño