Confirmed Speakers

September – Activating Your Girl Power!   

Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Kate Farrar, Executive Director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Eloisa Melendez, Norwalk CT City Councilwoman and Student at University of CT – Stamford

Kayla Reasco, Outreach Aide for US Senator, Chris Murphy 

Vanessa Joseph, Ambassador Girl Scout

October –  Local Lady Leaders

Karen Baldwin, Ed. D. Superintendent of Schools (Ridgefield, CT)

Frances Walton, Chair of the Ridgefield School Board

2-3 other panel speakers currently pending

November – Women and Girls Making Things Happen in CT

Toni Boucher, CT State Senator

Ananya Kachru, Miss Connecticut Teen, USA Ambassador Pageant

2-3 other panel speakers currently pending

December – Federal Leaders

Current plan is to hold a Video Session focusing on female leaders at the federal level in the US, as well as female Heads of State outside the US.

January – Finding Your Voice and Making It Matter 

Patricia Russo, Executive Director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University

February – Library Resources & True vs False News  

Brenda McKinley, Director, Ridgefield Library

Ridgefield Library Staff

March – Founding Mothers   

Corrie Herrmann, Education Director, Keeler Tavern Museum 

Lena Harwood Pacheco, Education Manager, Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

April – Media & Communications: Staying Safe Online 

Glori Norwitt, Chair, Women’s Center Board of Directors

Women’s Center of Danbury staff

May – Campaign & Election at The Ridgefield Playhouse 

Featuring all the girls in the program!


Invited Speakers (confirmation pending)

The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin

Denise W. Merrill, CT Secretary of the State

CT Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman

Speakers will be added as they are confirmed.  Please keep checking back for updates!