Berry-McGhee: Leadership & Minority Girls (& Other Girls)

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A 2013 Girl Scouts USA study revealed that African-American and Hispanic girls have a much stronger desire to provide leadership than do their peers.  Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Keynote Presenter Tracie Berry-McGhee co-founded the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center more than a decade ago in St. Louis to break down prejudice, build diversity, enhance self-esteem and develop leadership skills.

Watch Tracie Berry-McGhee discuss empowering girls.

An author & therapist, Tracie is the recipient of the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction in Social Services Award.  She will present a keynote session entitled “I Define Me!” at the Girl Bullying and Empowerment Conference in Orlando.  She will also present a breakout session entitled I’m a Keeper! during the main conference.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Michele Borba

Media Commentator & Bestselling Author of UNSELFIE: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed

Tracie Berry-McGhee

Founder of SistaKeepers & Author SistaKeeper Poetry for the Soul

Meg Medina

Award-Winning Latina Author & One of CNN’s 10 Visionary Women in America

Carolyn Strong

Dean of Students in an Urban High School & Author of Black Girl Blues

Kaye Randall

National Speaker & Co-Author of See My Pain: Strategies for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure

Julia Cook

Popular Keynoter & Award-Winning Author of More Than 40 Children’s Books

Dr. Michael Gurian

Bestselling Author of 28 Books Including Boys & Girls Learn Differently



The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Orlando is part of the 2017 Innovative School Counseling Summit. The Summit will convene at the Caribe Royale Orlando (convenient to Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World) and will feature:

  • Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • Counseling Strategies & Resources Conference
  • #TrendingSC Forum

A limited number of Caribe Royale Orlando rooms are available at a discounted rate ($179 standard; $199 deluxe).  Space is limited. Reserve your room today – deadline Jan. 31st.  Click here to reserve online or call 800-823-8300.  The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit.

The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Las Vegas is part of the 2017 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas.  The Summit will be held at the stunning Caesars Palace Resort and will feature:

  • Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • School Climate Forum

A limited number of Caesars rooms are available at a special conference room rate of $135 single/double (June 26-29 only; then $279).  Space is limited. Reserve your room today! Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944.  (Caesars charges a fee to book by phone). The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit.


Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference events in Orlando and Las Vegas!  Please submit the proposal form online.  Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations. The deadline for program proposals is January 31st, 2017.


The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is part of the Innovative School Counseling Summit Orlando and the Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas. Girl Bullying Conference attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis. Attendees find this this multi-conference setup quite beneficial:

“Keynotes were amazing.  I also liked that we had access to workshops from multiple conferences – so many great sessions to choose from.”

“The variety of topics and the quality of speakers is great!”

“Loved the combination of the multiple conferences – the quality and variety of sessions were beyond my expectations.”


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