Drawing Bold Boundaries: Upstanders for All

The workshop’s three-part focus was on campus inclusiveness, LGBTQ rights & personal narratives, and positive social media and personal branding.

June 17th, 2017 during WNBA League Pride Month

Guest Speakers:
Mia Yamamoto, WLALA/APAWLA, renown transgender civil rights attorney
Judy Chiasson, PhD. LAUSD Human Relations, Diversity & Equity
PFLAG Members, a lesbian youth and her mother, a gay man, and bisexual woman
Kimberly Jones, Instagram macro-influencer @Jones_Strength
Danita Johnson, SVP Sparks

Gift Sponsor:
@humANKind Jewelry


Beyond the Baseline: Community Sport & Health Clinic

The workshop’s three-part clinic focus was on basketball FUN-damentals, on-court scrimmage action, and sports as an empowerment tool.

July 25th, 2017 during Jr WNBA Week

Guest Speakers:
James Hunt, Head Basketball Coach
Purpose Driven Brand Coaching Staff

Gift Sponsor:
Winged Nut Spinners


Beauty & Brains: Sparkle Inside and Out

The workshop’s three-part focus was on the wondrous worlds of S.T.E.M. & Robotics, Structural Design & Architecture, and Beauty Manicures.

July 31st, 2017 during WNBA League Allstar Month

Guest Speakers:
Five (5) female engineers from Raytheon
Kristin Jones, National Organization of Minority Architects N.O.M.A.
Melodie Cochran, Chayil Maison Nail Salon

Gift Sponsor:


LeadHERship Academy: Let’s W.E.R.K.!

The workshop’s three-part focus will be on  fostering leadership skills, raising self-confidence levels, and promoting creative expression through poetry and song-writing.

August 12th, 2017

Guest Speakers:
Coach Kiana Shaw, Founder of LeadHERship Academy & #WeAreWomen Female Ambassador
DeNika Turner-Stephens, Founder of Runway 4 Peace & #WeAreWomen Female Ambassador
Mali Nicole, MAGIC Moment highlight artist and musician

Gift Sponsor:
Katie Favors


Lead with Light Mentorship and Shadow Experience

The experience will focus on connecting our 9 #WeAreGirls official youth ambassadors with strong female executives working to better the Los Angeles community.  Sectors of focus: Government Affairs, Legal Affairs, Real Estate, Education, Worker’s Rights & Labor, Social Work, Dermatology, and Journalism.

August 14th-25th

Guest Mentors:
#WeAreWomen Ambassadors and their professional friends and colleagues  in the LA Business Community


My Body, My Mind: Three Cheers to Health, Fitness, & Wellness

The workshop’s three-part focus will be on the centering power of yoga, mindful meditation, and breast health awareness.

August 26th, 2017 during WNBA League Fit Month

Guest Speakers:
Youth Yoga LA
LA Department of Public Health

Gift Sponsor:
Etsy Stress
Care LA


Jr. WNBA Finals Clinic
This special Jr WNBA clinic sponsored by Shock Doctor was held on September 28, 2017 during WNBA Finals week celebrations. Girls from Jack H. Skirball Middle School in Watts, Playworks, and the Girls Academic Leadership Academy ran through shooting, dribbling, and teamwork-building drills alongside Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike, Chelsea Gray, Riquna Williams, and Sydney Wiese.Date:
September 28thGuest Speakers:
Lisa Borders, WNBA President
Christine Simmons, LA Sparks President & COO
Candace Parker
Nneka Ogwumike
Chelsea Gray
Riquna Williams
Sydney WieseGift Sponsor:
Shock Doctor