What is “Girl Power Success”?
Girl Power Success or “GPS” is a one day event/workshop for grade 9 girls from Stratford high schools. It is a day filled with inspiration, information, networking with fellow students and mentors, and fun. The sessions focus on topics such as, nutrition, fitness, image, relationships, and career preparation.
Why did you create this workshop?
The GPS Mission is to:
• Empower, support, inspire, enhance and guide young women to achieve personal success in their lives • Raise awareness, connect, and provide young women with people, associations, and agencies available to them in Stratford and area to aid in their success • Encourage young women to follow their dreams and “Believe in Themselves” to achieve success
Who is behind Girl Power Success?
The GPS Event is organized by a group of dedicated volunteer women from the Stratford Community. Cathy Anstett’s leadership and vision for GPS have been key to its inception and development.The first workshop was held in November 2005.
When is the event?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where is the event?
Stratford Rotary Complex, Stratford, Ontario
Who can go?
Grade 9 girls from 3 Stratford high schools (Central, St. Michaels, and Northwestern) and several other Perth schools are invited. We are planning on 350 girls attending the 2007 event. There will also be 100 women mentors in attendance.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost to the girls to attend the event.
Who is sponsoring the event?
Visit our sponsor page to view all the people and companies that are supporting this event.
How can I sponsor the event?
Download this pdf: it describes the sponsorship levels and how to become a sponsor or contact:
Cathy Anstett: (519) 272-0991 or
The Foundation for Enriching Education:
at 1.800.592.5437 x 231
Why only grade 9 girls?
The transition to high school can be very exciting and challenging – it’s a perfect time to reflect on what you love doing, what your strengths are, and formulate plans to create your dreams – it’s a perfect time to explore the support available in your community to assist you with following your dreams and considering new career paths.
Can boys go too?
No, only grade 9 girls are invited.
My daughter is home-schooled or from out-of-town.
Can she attend the event?
Depending on space availability, additional registration requests may be considered on an individual basis. Contact the Foundation for Enriching Education at 1.800.592.5437 x 231 to inquire.
What is a Mentor?
A mentor is a dynamic woman from the community who is making a difference in her own life, following her dreams and sharing her passions and career path(s).
How can I become a mentor?
Contact Cathy Anstett: (519) 272-0991 or
the Foundation for Enriching Education at
1.800.592.5437 x 231