Event Recap: GFB CON

Written by Doris Wang on Saturday, 26 August 2023. Posted in Event Recap

The 2023 Girls For Business Conference, GFB CON, held its third annual event on Saturday, August 5th, from 11:45 AM to 5:30 PM EST (8:45 AM to 2:30 PM PST). Attendees were greeted with an exciting lineup of panels, workshops, and competitions aimed at immersing middle and high school girls in the world of business. The day was filled with insightful sessions that empowered young women to explore various aspects of entrepreneurship and leadership.

The event started with an opening session where GFB’s founders Rachel Wang, Ivy Shi, and Sophia Shiu welcomed attendees. The directors shared a preview of activities to come after a brief introduction as they waited for attendees to join. 

One of the highlights of GFB CON was the Small Business Fair that followed. The Small Business Fair provided attendees with a platform to discover emerging entrepreneurial ventures. The event also delved into the intricacies of College Applications and Student Life in University, offering valuable guidance to those considering future education paths related to business from experienced mentors.

Another engaging session, "Build Your Passion Project," provided practical insights on transforming ideas into tangible ventures. Panelists at the conference shared insights, teaching attendees the steps toward a successful passion project regardless of subject or age. The “Build Your Passion Project” session ended with a quick Q&A with panelists.

A central attraction of the conference was the Business Pitch Competition, which came after the “Build Your Passion Project” session. Participants competed in closed rounds, showcasing their innovative business concepts to a panel of judges with a prize pool of $120 on the line.

Throughout the day, attendees could choose sessions that aligned with their interests and aspirations. They were encouraged to participate actively and engage in the various activities. Recognizing the dedication of the most engaged participants, the conference organizers announced cash scholarships at the closing session.

As a testament to young women's passion and enthusiasm, the event proved to be a great success. A new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs was nurtured at GFB Con 2023 through networking, learning, and inspiration. At the end of the event, all attendees were thanked for their active participation and commitment to shaping the future of business.

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Doris Wang

Doris Wang

Doris is a Business Features Writer at Girls For Business.

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