MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER:
Hi everyone, I'm Mackenzie! I am the founder of Dare to Be Confident!
I started this conference and club at my high school in April 2016. I began this journey because I feel strongly about supporting fellow women and encouraging each other to become more confident in our own skin. Personally, I have dealt with a lot of anxieties, fears, and doubts but I have come to realize those insecurities kept me from being the authentic me. So this conference was my way of taking initiative and reaching out to fellow girls to say that they are not alone. Regardless of their struggle, this conference is here to show them they have support. We control our insecurities, not the other way around. And confidence, it is something everyone deserves, but also something we need to work for. So let's do it together!
The first conference was incredible and I am so grateful for all the love and support we received. Although I am graduated, I know this conference is in great hands and I can not wait for this program to continue!
Dare to Be Confident has a conference every other year. It is entirely student run and so corresponds with the LACES High School academic year. We alternate years because we use one year to fundraise and make sure we have the best support to create a new and innovative conference each time.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Our club is broken into subcommittees, each covering a different aspect of the conference. From handling our social media accounts to contacting speakers there is someone for the job! We have weekly meetings planning, exchanging new ideas, and getting our school's community involved in the conversation about confidence and gender equality as much as we can.
We can't do what we do without YOUR support!
By staying involved, coming to our events, liking our Instagram posts, our Facebook page, or even telling your friends about us, you are keeping this conference going! Thank you!