Women's Conference Inspires

Our students ended their conference making a pledge to “do their very best in school, and to graduate high school.” The chaperones who accompanied the students pledged to do all they can to help the students fulfill their pledge.
Our students ended their conference making a pledge to “do their very best in school, and to graduate high school.” The chaperones who accompanied the students pledged to do all they can to help the students fulfill their pledge.
“I hope that these types of conferences continue, as they bring hope to young women for their future,” – Whitman Sophomore, Rocio Ramos Vasquez.
“I hope that these types of conferences continue, as they bring hope to young women for their future,” – Whitman Sophomore, Rocio Ramos Vasquez.

The Long Island Latino Teachers Association (LILTA) held a collaborative conference recently with Stony Brook University. The theme of the event was Women Leaders Paving Paths for Young Women. “The presenters were all successful professionals in many different careers,” said South Huntington Social Worker Mr. Roberto Torres. “They presented as a panel discussion and spoke openly about the challenges and obstacles that they encountered as they made their way to successful careers.

One of our students, Rocio Ramos Vasquez, was impressed with what she saw and experienced. “I felt admiration for these professional women who started to build their careers from the shadows and now they are highly respected,” said our Whitman sophomore.

“The presenters were from the world of Social Work, Technology, Medicine, Women’s Health, Communications, Business, and Sports,” said Mr. Torres, who was joined by other members of South Huntington’s Student Services team. “I now know that their strength and positions in our society have inspired us as young women,” said Ms. Vasquez. “This conference was key for many of us to realize how important it is to think about our futures from different perspectives. I feel confident as a Latina woman to never give up.”