Pathfinder Basics | Girls Empowerment Network

Who can apply: Girls in 9th-12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year

Dates:  Monday, June 11th- Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Location: Mon.-Thurs. and Saturday- Girls Empowerment Network’s Office, 3000 S IH 35, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78704/ Friday- Google Fiber, 200 Colorado St., Austin, TX 78701

Times: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm/ Saturday retreat- 10am-7pm

Cost: $450, scholarships available.

Contact Blair Stirek at for more information or call 512-808-4044 ext.106.




What Pathfinders Do

  • Learn more about their strengths, skills and interests
  • Cultivate leadership skills
  • Practice professional communication
  • Network in the Austin community
  • Learn to set goals, manage stress and use time well
  • Prepare to transition to a more independent life after high school


What is Included in Pathfinder

  • Five days of self-discovery, goal-setting and skill building activities including networking opportunities, field trips and a luncheon with Austin women leaders
  • End of Pathfinder, celebratory retreat
  • Ongoing online discussion forum
  • Ongoing leadership and service opportunities


What Pathfinders Gain

  • Understanding of how to apply your strengths, interests and skills to reach new goals
  • Insights and skills to pursue internships and jobs — today and in the future
  • First-hand look at Austin businesses, organizations and career opportunities
  • Connections with mentors who will give support, guidance and letters of recommendation
  • Experience working alongside a diverse team of young women


  • What Pathfinders Gain
    • Find their unique strengths.
    • Develop real world skills like interviewing and public speaking.
    • Explore different industries and professions.
    • Gain access to women leaders and professionals in the area.
    • Create bonds and friendships with like-minded peers.