She's All That! 2018 

 Registration opens soon

Saturday, April 28
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

California High School
 San Ramon


She's All That 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Cal High in San Ramon. Registration will open soon.


Girls Workshop Choices:
listed below are the workshops offered this year. You will be able to choose 3 out of these to attend during the day.


Anti-Bullying & Relationship Safety
Want to learn the secrets to making great friendships and building healthy relationships? 

Enjoy a Fun Empowerment workshop, where girls learn to express themselves with Confident Assertive body language, and words for peers and aggressive “Jerky Johnny” boys. In a dynamic class of music, games & Fun role-plays- you will bond with other girls to unleash your inner-strengths and attract the right people to you!

Workshop Leader: Dara Connolly, Owner Kurukula™, Award-Winning Girls Empowerment Organization Founder Jerky Johnny®, Relationship Safety Game


Be a Dream Catcher
Did you know we dream both at night and during the day? Dreaming includes using your brilliant imagination, and you can learn how to be a better dreamer in everyday life. We’ll talk about successful dreamers who have found creative ideas in their night-time dreams, and then brought these dreams out into the world. We’ll explore how to remember sleep dreams and what to do with the dreams you catch. We’ll step into a beautiful place in your live imagination that you can return to anytime you like. And we’ll experience creating a new ending for an unfinished dream with dream theater

Workshop leader:  Jane E, Carleton, G.G., M.A.


Be Healthy. Be Happy.
Explore healthy ways to nourish your body and feel your best. Students will learn about nutritious and delicious food choices. We’ll also touch on other factors, such as movement, sleep and stress that impact our overall health and well-being. 

Workshop Leader:  Dr. Nicole Valega, DC, HBCE


Bend it Shape It Yoga for Girls
Learn how yoga can help you deal with stress and help keep you fit. Introduction to the origination and practice of yoga. Learn and practice basic yoga poses and breathing techniques you can use throughout life. [Note: This session includes physical activity so comfortable clothes are required]

Workshop Leader: Vicki Millar

Code Busters Club
Top Secret! Calling all Code Busters! Join award-winning author Penny Warner for an hour of code-cracking puzzles, activities, and fun! Create a Secret Dossier and Code Name, craft your own secret code, solve a coded mystery, and take home a Code-Busting Kit filled with a dozen Decoder Cards, an invisible ink pen, and other top secret supplies! Penny Warner is an award-winning author of THE CODE BUSTERS CLUB mystery series. For more information, visit

Workshop Leader: Penny Warner


Connect with your Feminine Reality (6th Grade and above only; this is for mothers and daughters to take together)
Let's face it, as females we experience a rich emotional life; it's how we are made. We are also highly relational, our friends and family are important to us. Join this mother-daughter workshop to learn:

•A three-step formula for managing strong emotions
•Five critical relationship skills all girls and women need

Finally, revel in this comfortable and nurturing mother-daughter environment where you can relax and learn how to claim your inner beauty, because it's fabulous to be female.

Workshop Leader: Amy Sluss, RN


Cyber Safe and Sane On-line
You might think that you know everything you need to about the Internet but this class will help you better understand the social networking do's and don'ts to protect yourself while still having fun.

Workshop Leader: Carli Nornhold, Senior Monte Vista High School; Aidan Nornhold, Junior, Monte Vista High School


Dance Party - Bollywood Style
Enjoy learning dance moves from one of the hottest and most upcoming popular dance forms, Bollywood! You'll move and get some exercise while building your confidence as you learn something new and just be yourself. Plus, you will have FUN in this energetic, no-stress class with chart-topping Bollywood music! This class will bring in various elements of dance and fitness, including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and classical Indian dance to make one great Bollywood fusion dance party! Make sure you wear comfortable clothes!

Workshop leader: Nikita Meghani, Dance and Fitness Instructor


Discover the Writer Inside You
Explore your unique voice and unleash your creativity through writing. Students will learn techniques to "get the juices flowing," get in touch with their feelings and become comfortable expressing them through the writing process.

Workshop Leader: Workshop Leaders: Christa Fairfield


Don't be Stressed out
In this movement and meditation workshop, you will learn: 

· The secrets between the mind-body connection
· That you don't need to sit still to meditate, and
· How to manage your energy to stay stress-free and centered in school and at home.

When you know how to stay calm and focused, you can face your fears, deal with all the pressures in your life and maintain your self-confidence.

Workshop leader:  Val Joy, Chakracise


Middle School and High School can have a lot of drama, and we all encounter it at one point or another. This class is going to take the girls through the topics of boys, friends, and peer pressure. We will give them strategies and advice on how to get through these situations, but still have a fun school career. Because no one wants to be a #DramaMama.

Workshop leaders are all girl scouts: 
Shaelah Burke, age 17, senior at Cal High School
Jillian Kuhn, age 17, senior at Cal High School
Ishi Sharma, age 17, senior at Cal High School
Olivia Duba, age 18, senior at Cal High School
Gabby Solis, age 17, senior at Alhambra High School
Cassidy Atkinson, age 17. senior at Cal High School


Empower Your Inner Leader
Learn how to discover what you are passionate about and how to take action on those passions. This workshop will empower youth to follow their dreams and voice their opinions. The San Ramon Teen Council, consisting of local high school students will share their stories of self-discovery and how they survived middle school and high school by spending time doing what they love. Through interactive activities and discussions, students also will learn how to become leaders in the community and the government by being motivated by passion.

Workshop Leaders: Riva Fouzdar, Senior at Dougherty Valley High School; Caroline Lee, Senior at California High School; & San Ramon Teen Council Members


Fashionista on a Budget
Don't you hate when all the cute clothes are too expensive? Well in this workshop we teach you how to find more affordable clothes that are also so in style! Together we'll play games and teach you how to shop for less!  

Workshop leader:  Tori Karlson, Senior, Cal High


Friendships, Conflict and Girl Drama (This is for mothers and daughters to take together)
This mother/daughter workshop will look at the normal social & emotional development of girls, and why conflict and drama is so common between 9-14. This fun and interactive workshop will teach how to have a conflict, how to cultivate deeper friendships, and how to stay true to yourself, even when surrounded by crazy people. 

Workshop Leader:  Torie Henderson, owner of and co-owner of 


Fun with Improv
Ever been interested in improv? Or maybe you would like to feel more comfortable and confident when talking in front of others? Here’s your chance to try some fun improv techniques. Performers learn how to spontaneously think fast, stay focused, and work as a team. Warning, side effects may include: increased mental focus, team building skills, enhanced memory and listening ability, self-confidence, overcoming shyness, taking risks with creativity, discovering a sense of humor, and bouts of uncontrollable laughter!

Workshop Leader: Cheryl Kann and Kathy Gamboa


Fun with Science
Come and spark your interest in science close-up through demonstrations and fun, hands-on activities.  Learn how science affects your world and how it is just "explainable" magic.

Workshop leader:  Lawrence Livermore Lab


How to Get Your Parents Off Your Back (and On Your Side)
Parents only want what's best for you, or so they say every time they tell you what you should be doing—more homework, practice and chores and less IM, phone and friends! Find out how to get your parent's support so that you (and they) get what's most important.

Workshop Leader: Laurie Bodine, START Leadership: Where Leadership Begins


Hip Hop Til You Drop
Learn the basics of this funky and popular dance style. The class includes a warm-up and stretch and then you will learn a short routine to perform at the end of the class. Not only is Hip Hop fun, it will build your confidence, cardio health, flexibility, strength and coordination. [Note: This session includes physical activity so comfortable clothes are required]

Workshop Leader: La Tonya Watts, Valley Cheer and Dance


How to do Middle School
Attendees will learn the tips and tricks about making it through middle school. The class will include some organizational tips, how to survive girl drama and how to do your homework without throwing up.    

Workshop Leader: Nicole Lodato, School Counselor, Pleasanton Unified School District


How to do High School
Learn first-hand from high school girls how they successfully navigated the transition from middle school to high school.

Workshop Leaders: Kayla Maulino, Michelle Fomin and Lindsey Dudley from Cal High S Club


The Ins and Outs of Being a Teenage Girl
Being a teenage girl is not easy. We're emotional, hormonal, and we often don't see ourselves for the beauties that we actually are. In this class, we're going to take girls through the subjects of body image, confidence, and being yourself, and by the end of this we hope you start to see that you really are a great person. One challenge in school that's hardest on girls is confidence, we want to shed some light on the subject, and to show you who you really are. And that is beautiful. 

Workshop leaders are all girl scouts: 
Shaelah Burke, age 17, senior at Cal High School
Jillian Kuhn, age 17, senior at Cal High School
Ishi Sharma, age 17, senior at Cal High School
Olivia Duba, age 18, senior at Cal High School
Gabby Solis, age 17, senior at Alhambra High School
Cassidy Atkinson, age 17. senior at Cal High School


It's Your Time
Are the people and things you are giving your time to the ones you want to be giving your time to? This workshop will help you evaluate who and what is worth your time. Learn how to schedule and prioritize your activities to fit your personal desires and goals. Group activities will help empower you to let your yes be yes and your no be no so that you can have good relationships with your family and friends, and most importantly, be true to yourself.

Workshop leaders: Lisa Lee Akacsos, Teen Esteem


Make-up Do's and Don'ts
Learn about different skin types/conditions and gain product knowledge for appropriate skin care. Develop an understanding of make-up types and colors that work best for you. Learn not only the "tools-of-the-trade" (basic implements) but also the "tricks of the trade" (application techniques) as well.

Workshop Leader: Debbie CarboneMary Kay


Self Defense—What Every Girl Should Know
Every girl needs to know how to stay safe and protect herself, if necessary. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to set verbal boundaries and physically fight back if you need to. Very interactive; everyone will practice multiple types of strikes and escape methods. [Note: This session includes physical activity so comfortable clothes and shoes are required. Waiver form signed by parent or guardian required - in the T's and C's section of the registration form.]

Workshop Leader: Jill & Mackenzie Brown, 4th Degree Black Belts, Harding Martial Arts


Skin Care Savvy

Learn about different skin types/conditions and gain product knowledge for appropriate skin care.

Workshop Leader: Debbie Carbone, Mary Kay


Straight Talk on Boys, Relationships and Other Teen Issues (for 6th Graders and above only)
How do guys think? What impresses them or not? Learn straight from a guy how to value yourself in relationships and deal with peer pressure in areas such as drinking, drugs and teen sex.

Workshop Leaders:  Ellie Johnson and Scott Bolin,Teen Esteem


Straight Talk on Boys, Relationships and Other Teen Issues – Level II (for 7th & 8th Grade only)
This fun and energetic workshop will help you to feel equipped, educated and empowered as you prepare to enter high school. It will focus on what a healthy relationship looks like and how you can build your self-confidence and self-esteem which will enable you to have an awesome high school experience. This is a FRANK discussion about: 1) making good choices to achieve your goals; 2) the stages of physical behavior in a relationship; 3) risks of early sexual activity (physical and emotional) including an update on STDs; 4) how to build healthy relationships and 5) drugs and alcohol. [Note: This class is for 8th Graders ONLY - this WILL be monitored! Note the waiver for this class in the T's and C's of the registration form]

Workshop Leaders: Ellie Johnson and Scott Bolin, Teen Esteem 





Presented By Soroptimist
An international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of professional women working
to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world.  Federal Tax ID #68-001475