Soroptimist Dream It Be It

Career Support for Secondary School Girls
Ways for Future Success


Dream It Be It is a program that aims to empower girls and young women to grow up to be resilient, successful women set to achieve their goals and to flourish.

Dream It Be It targets girls and young women aged 14 -18 in secondary school. The hope is that by providing them with access to professional role models and resources they are assisted to Live their dreams through succeeding in educational, career/vocational, and personal goals.

Topics that Dream It Be It cover include

  • Career opportunities
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Overcoming obstacles to success
  • Developing resilience and moving forward despite setbacks or challenges

date & venue:

WORKSHOPS: Ways for Future Success

DATE: Saturday, April 9, 2022

TIME: 9:30am to 1pm (brunch included)

LOCATION: Unity Church @ 5840 Oak St, Vancouver

AUDIENCES: Secondary school girls aged between 14 and 18




3 Practices in Workshops:


From an early age, learning the basics of money smarts can go a long way in positively setting the stage for informed and proactive financial decision-making. As individuals advance through their youth, these skills take on a heightened level of importance as responsibilities and exposure increase. This holds especially true for those who are currently attending or have recently graduated from post-secondary institutions, as this is a time when many individuals typically experience a major shift into greater financial independence.


Adolescence is a time to explore and develop emotional and social competence. On one hand teens are learning to perceive, assess, and manage their own emotions; on the other hand they are engaged in building their capacity to be sensitive and effective in relating to others: friends, family, and adults in their lives, as well as girlfriends and boyfriends.

Healthy relationships require communication and intimacy skills; they also rely on individual characteristics such as emotional self-regulation, social confidence, and empathy. Often youth programs do not focus explicitly on promoting healthy relationships, but they may include activities that practice pro-social behaviors and communication skills. The resources below emphasize building healthy relationship skills.


Children's emotional wellbeing is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health helps them develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well include:

  • being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise
  • having time and freedom to play, indoors and outdoors
  • being part of a family that gets along well most of the time
  • going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils
  • taking part in local activities.

Other factors are also important, including feeling loved, trusted, understood and safe. Children who are optimistic, resilient, have some control over their lives and feel like they belong are more likely to have good mental wellbeing.

Traumatic events can trigger mental health problems for children and young people who are already vulnerable.

Changes often act as triggers: moving home, changing school or the birth of a new sibling, for example. Some children who start school feel excited about making new friends and doing new activities, but there may also be some who feel anxious.

facilitator #1

Carollyne Conlinn

As a Master Certified Coach, Carollyne brings over 25 years of business experience at the executive level to her clients. Since leaving her role as Vice President HealthCare Operations, she has been helping organizations create a corporate climate that allows individuals to excel and teams to achieve exceptional results. In 2005 one of her clients, the University of British Columbia, was awarded the first Vancouver ICF Prism Award for excellence in integrating coaching into their organization. Carollyne was named Canadian Coach of the Year (2008-2009), and has been included in "Who's Who in Canadian Business" since 1995.

In Carollyne's 45-minute workshop, she will talk about the relationships between youth and their parents and friends, and how to adopt into new environment such as entering into colleges and work places.

Carollyne's Profile

facilitator #2

Naureen Hussain

Naureen Hussain is a Personal Financial Planner at RBC Royal Bank specializing in Investments and Retirement Planning. She helps clients meet their current money needs and long-term financial goals.

Three Objectives in Naureen's 45-minute workshop:

  1. To understand that life/career success is a result of a wholesome life and how to create one.
  2. To understand your role in ensuring your own financial independence.
  3. Steps u can take in the near future to become financially independent woman.

Through Naureen's workshop, girls will explore:

  • what it means to be financially independent,
  • what they need to have to open a bank account,
  • what it takes to build good credit,
  • how they start a savings plan,
  • how investing works,
  • what they can invest in,
  • what is financial independence, and
  • how they become financial independent?

Naureen's Profile

facilitator #3

Michelle Tremblay

Michelle Tremblay, founder of MPower Lives Company, is highly recognized as a powerful speaker, great motivator and compassionate leader.

In Michelle's 45-minute workshop, she will Empower each girl to find their inner leader through self-defense, safety, fitness, and play. There will be a series of fun activities, and drills designed to develop focus, concentration, encourage listening skills and teamwork.

Girls will learn to reduce stress, anxiety and tension with mindfulness techniques

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Increase safety and reduce risks
  • Develop social and emotional learning
  • Build self-efficacy, perseverance, and social responsibility
  • Empower positive connection and communication
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and tension with mindfulness techniques
  • Increase physical fitness
  • Encourage participation in community-based sports, martial arts and fitness programs

The discussion and activity on physical boundaries in the workshop will help girls feel confident through body language and the power of their voice.

We will explore self-regulation and how to uncover anxiety and anger while using mindfulness practices such a meditation, relaxation and calming strategies.

Come ready to be empowered by your own Inner Leader!

*No experience is necessary. Partner work and group discussions.

Michelle's Profile

about Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of Vancouver B.C. is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

* Past event: Dream It Be It program in November 2020: Virtual Career Conference for High School Girls