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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Dozens of young women got some first hand advice from many leaders in the community today. It's part of a conference known as SuccessSHE, a conference for young women by young women.
What matters most is how you see yourself - That's the core message of SuccessSHE.
"I hope to inspire young women that are at the conference today to know what I know that they can do whatever they want with their future and it's just about saying yes to the options that are presented to them," Kinzie Farmer, founder of SuccessSHE.
17-year-old Kinzie farmer is the mastermind behind all this. After working on a project about sexism in the workplace, she decided it was time to tell girls her age what she had learned.
"It's all about showing girls that the limits that we set on ourselves are really the only things that are holding us back now, That's there's people that have gone before us that have set up our societies that we can be leaders and we can be moms."
Female leaders throughout the community - including lieutenant governor Kim Reynolds came out to echo that truth.
A truth some girls say they've been waiting to hear.
"I've always wanted to be a dietitian, but then I was like I don't know if I can do that, am I smart enough can I do that," says Enya Sabchenko, a Kennedy HS Junior. "Then now I'm walking out of here and I'm like I'm going to do that. I'm going to do this, I'm going to do this."
"That's what I hope they walk away with, knowing that they can do anything that they set their mind to."
I always remember that they can define their success. More than 70 girls attended today's first-ever success she conference. Farmer says she plans to make it an annual.