August 10, 2019

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont, IL


Providing a space for girls to meet, interact with and learn from high profile women from various backgrounds, under one roof.




Our mission

Empowering Girls for Life is hosting their second annual convention Saturday, August 10, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The convention is designed for girls ages 7-17 to listen and be inspired by the stories of successful females from different industries, while also enjoying sponsorship booths.

By giving these women a stage to educate, inform and lead, we want to motivate and inspire young females to follow their dreams and create the future they want for themselves.

This one-day event will feature ten female speakers from various industries with a VIP session, where attendees get the chance to meet, greet, get autographs and pictures with our speakers. The 2018 convention hosted Olympic gold medalists, Jennie Finch, Jessica Mendoza and Laurie Hernandez. As well as business women, entrepreneurs, educators and more.

Create the female leaders of tomorrow by empowering girls today!

Event Info

Experience the epic girls empowerment event, that will leave you inspired!

Learn more about our schedule, speakers, and VIP sessions.


Tickets to the 2019 Convention are FREE with required registration!

VIP passes are available for $20 at the door.


Showcase support for the Empowering Girls for Life Convention with a tax-deductible sponsorship for this non-profit cause 501c3 organization.


Detailed Schedule

8AM Doors Open

9AM Jennie Finch & Natasha Watley

10AM Kate Drohan & Yvette Healy

11AM Alyssa Carson

Gold medal winning softball players. Both ladies are former All-Americans and won National Championships at their respective schools of Arizona and UCLA. Finch played for the Chicago Bandits and Watley played for the USSSA Pride.

Drohan is the head softball coach at Northwestern. Healy is the head softball coach at Wisconsin.

Carson is an astronaut trainee and the first person to complete the NASA Passport program. She is the youngest person to be accepted and graduate from the Advanced Possum Academy, officially making her certified to go to space and is earmarked to be on the first mission to Mars.

Noon - 1:30PM VIP SessioN
Come Meet & Take Photos with our speakers
$20 tickets available at the door

1:30PM Kathrine Switzer #261

2:30PM Elana Meyers taylor

3:30PM Jennifer TyrrelL, Patricia Babcock-McGraw & Jodi Norgaard

Host and Emcee, Laura Okmin

Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entrant. She has won the New York Marathon and named Female Runner of the Decade and winner of the Billie Award for journalism. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011 for creating a social revelation by empowering women around the world through running.

Three time Olympic medalist of the two woman bobsledder team in 2010, 2014 and 2018, with two silver medals and one bronze medal. She is a two time world champion. As of January 2019, Taylor was selected as the current president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. She has also served a six year term as athletic director on the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Board of Directors. Taylor attended George Washington University on a softball scholarship and played professionally for the Michigan Ice.

Tyrrell is the principal at Sandburg High School and former Division 1 softball player at Western Illinois. She is also a former high school All-American and national champion softball coach.
Babcock-McGraw is the sportswriter for the Daily Herald, color analyst for the Chicago Sky and analyst for the Big Ten Network. She is a former Division 1 basketball player at Northwestern and was inducted into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Norgaard is the founder of the award winning Go! Go! Go! Sports Girls Keynote speaker, entrepreneur, activist and consultant.

Okmin is an Emmy winning reporter and reports for Fox covering the NFL. She is a former CNN reporter and has worked in the NBA, MLB and NHL. She is also a writer and founder of GALvanize.

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Sponsorship: An ideal way to show your support

Empowering Girls for Life is a multifaceted, multimedia event featuring female leaders in athletics, business, entertainment and education. Showcase your support for the EGFL convention with a tax-deductible sponsorship for this non-profit for cause 501c3 organization.

Empowering Girls for Life provides a venue for girls from 7 to 17 to meet and interact with high profile women with proven track records of success in their respective fields. EGFL will also help girls and their parents get a head start on important pre-college necessities such as ACT/SAT testing, financial aid opportunities, and the college selection process.

We want to give our speakers a stage to educate, inform and develop the personal, social and athletic leadership skills necessary, that will motivate and inspire everyone to help make the future a better place. By participating as a conference sponsor, you’re demonstrating your corporate support for diversity and fairness to your employees. While also, providing valuable opportunities for community outreach and recruitment.

Create the female leaders of tomorrow by empowering girls today!

Premier, Platinum, Gold Sponsorships & Booths STILL available




Thank you to all of our sponsors:


 Exhibitor Information

10x10 Booths still Available

Each exhibitor gets acknowledgement as a sponsor in our printed program and complimentary post-event attendee list. Each booth includes a draped table with two chairs in our carpeted ballroom.

For more information how to become involved, visit click on the link below.

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Event Info and Tickets

August 10th
8:00am - 5:00 pm

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018




Doors Open
Jennie Finch & Natasha Watley
Kate Drohan & Yvette Healy
Alyssa Carson

VIP SEssion - $20 at the door

Kathrine Switzer
Elana Meyers Taylor
Jennifer Tyrell, Patricia Babcock-McGraw
& Jodi NorGAARD

General Admission:
FREE with required registration

FREE general admission tickets. Come listen to our speakers and enjoy our sponsorship booths.

Registration is required to enter the convention hall.
Simply fill out the form below and show it to the ticketing agent at the door.

VIP Passes: $20

VIP passes allow for one attendee to enter the VIP area to meet, greet and get autographs from the speakers at the convention.

VIP guests will be given a free autograph card upon entrance.



Speaker Sessions

Our speaker sessions are designed to bring inspiring and successful women in front of your daughters, nieces, sisters and all of our young females attendees. These speakers share their individual journeys to becoming successful women, as well as answer questions from the audience.

General admission tickets are free with required registration.

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VIP Sessions

VIP Sessions allow for our attendees to meet, greet, take pictures and get autographs from our speakers. VIP attendees get a free poster to have signed by our speakers.

$20 per person - purchase tickets at the door



Exhibitors are set up around the EGFL stage for attendees to enjoy and visit. This is a special opportunity to get in front of our young female attendees and their parents.

*To become an exhibitor, visit our Exhibit page above or reach out to:

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