Professional Development

Through dynamic workshops and webinars, we train leaders in promising practices that increase radical safety for girls and gender-expansive youth, and provide a space for critical conversations and resource-sharing. Workshop topics have included:

  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Affirming Approach and Expansive Practices
  • Centering Black Women and Girls’ Leadership
  • Youth-Driven Practices for Building Foundations for Thriving
  • Building Your Capacity as an Ally for Girls with Disabilities
  • Career Exploration Tools for Girls
  • Know Your Rights: Immigrants’ Rights

Sign up for our next workshop series, Expression-Driven Teaching: Facilitating Brave Spaces for Youth, kicking off on November 16th!

Check out the new AFG Learning Hub!

We know that continued education is the key to unlocking your professional development goals. That’s why we launched AFG Learning Hub, where you can learn and engage with your peers from the comfort of your own desk! Check out this online learning experience with instructor-led discussions.

Annual Conferences

We convene hundreds of extraordinary, intergenerational leaders of the girls' movement at our signature conferences. Together we build community, learn from those at the front lines, rejuvenate, and activate our collective agenda.

Check out videos of past speakers:

Alicia Garza
Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter & Special Projects Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Peggy Orenstein
Author of Girls & Sex and New York Times best seller Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Zahra Billoo
Executive Director of the Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), San Francisco Bay Area

Kiah Killens
Student at Notre Dame de Namur University, Member of the Alliance for Girls’ Girls Leadership Team

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Executive Director of The Clayman Institute for Gender Studies at Stanford

Pamela Shifman
Executive Director, The NoVo Foundation

Sarah O'Neal
Poet & Student at Mills College

Lateefah Simon
President of the Akonadi Foundation

Ana Nicole Diosdado Gonzalez
Activist & Mission Girl