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Conference provides teens tools for success

By JENNIFER DEAN, The Press Enterprise, January 5, 2011

A group of Murrieta teen girls will learn new tools for becoming successful adults at the free conference, "Women 2 Woman: Creating the Teen Sophisticate" on Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murrieta Public Library.

Young women interested in the day of workshops should call 951-304-2665 to pre-register. Space is limited to the first 50 participants. Guest speakers will hold 50-minute workshops on career planning, social etiquette, finance and self-image/fashion during the conference.

The conference -- the first of its kind at the library -- is jointly sponsored by the Temecula Valley Woman's Club, Murrieta Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Murrieta Library and Verizon. The workshops and a luncheon will take place in the library's Community Room.

"I've always wanted to be able to provide something special like this for our local students, both female and male," said Loretta McKinney, library director and one of the event organizers. "It's not always something taught at home, so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity. That's really what the library is about is complementing the school curriculum."

A similar conference for young men will take place at the library in May.

Workshop speakers will include Lourene Soper, branch manager of the Murrieta Wells Fargo; author Patricia Dorch; Pat Farmer and Peggy Nash, both active community members; and Lauri Morris, of Merle Norman.

Soper will talk finance; Dorch will do resume writing and career talk; Farmer and Nash will do social and table etiquette; and Morris will do hair and makeup.

"It is free, however each girl will have to sign a letter of commitment that she will share the information she learned that day with somebody else who couldn't attend," McKinney said. "They'll be given a portfolio with follow up information, too."