Be Remarkable Conference Naomi Richards Addressing the ConferenceThe ‘BE’ Conference for Girls

On December 1st 2013 I ran the first ever conference for girls in the UK. Called the ‘BE’ Conference it was aimed at girls aged 11-13 years old and it was a day of workshops for girls to learn more about friendships, raise their self-esteem, body image and think and share their dreams and aspirations.

Girls of this age are learning a lot about themselves and the world around them and so the day was to equip them with the tools to help them feel great about who they are and give them uber amounts of confidence to make good choices.

There were 100 girls at the event and the event was sponsored by Nokia. It was the most amazing day – lively with the most incredible energy. The event was sold out within three weeks of posting it on social media and getting national press coverage. Read Be Remarkable: A lesson in self-esteem for school girls (Telegraph) and Great British Bake Off’s Ruby tells girls: you’ve got to be confident, unlike me (London Evening Standard).

Due to the success of the first one I ran others in both 2014 and 2015.

What the girls SAID about the day?

I learnt how to be kind to myself and how to make friends. I also learnt how important it is to make yourself heard. I think the whole day was brilliant. I met new girls, the workshops were run by amazing women and I have learnt how to have confidence in myself” – M aged 11

“The biggest thing I learnt was that no matter who you are you can still be special” – S aged 12

“The day was awesome and really fun and inspiring.” – M aged 11

“I thought the whole day was amazing and so inspirational. Overall it gave me more self-confidence and self-esteem. I now feel remarkable!!!” – M aged 13

“I loved the whole day. I learnt how to be a great woman!” – Z aged 11

Be Remarkable Conference Girls at Workshop

Young girls attending Be Remarkable Conference