Girls on Fire Confidence Conference 2024


Presented by Donna Worthington

Start the School Year with Confidence! 

Our Girls on Fire Confidence Conference is an amazing day of confidence boosting activities, including topics of growth mindset, mindfulness, navigating bullying, cyber safety, health and fitness, body image and self defence! We spend a day mentoring and helping our girls build their Confidence Tool Kit so they can navigate their Tween lives with CONFIDENCE! 

What do we do at the Conference?

The Conference has girls registered into teams of 8-10 girls along with one Table Coach. Our Table Coaches are women leaders from the community who sponsor a table to help support and lead the girls through the activities of the day. These amazing women are from all walks of life, everything from doctors to lawyers to electricians to hairstylists to magazine editors to bankers! We want to surround the girls with a diverse group of women so they can see possibilities for themselves. We encourage girls to make new friends and at the end of the day, they can capture phone numbers of new girls they’ve bonded with on their team. 

The activities that the girls do are presented by the “SheRo Squad” Educators. These are women that our founder, Theresa Stanley, has hand picked to present on stage. Through out the day, the SheRo Squad teaches the girls to build their “Confidence Tool Box” with topics and activities on Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Health, Friendships & Bullying, and Cyber Safety and Self Defence. 


These girls LOVE to eat! We provide a delicious lunch catered by the local Subway and provided by our lunch Sponsor – Womanition Magazine. We have snack breaks during the day to keep the girls energized. 

Our event is nut-free. If your child has additional dietary concerns, we will do our best to accommodate! 

We are excited to offer our parents coffee, tea and refreshments provided by Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club (SVAC). SVAC will also be doing a presentation on how to keep tween and teen girls active. Stats show that physical activity in  girls plummets after elementary school – leading to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and increased chances of obesity and health problems. SVAC will be giving parents tips on how we can change this stat.

Our signature activity is straight from our martial arts roots! Every girl will break through their limiting beliefs and struggles by breaking a real wood board! Parents will be able to witness this moment!

"My daughter is almost 10. And has struggled the last few years with anxiety, depression, and bullying.  This workshop felt like something she could do just for her, and at the very least, would give her access to a new group of kids her age she could potentially befriend, since forming friendship as of late has been difficult for her.  But so much more than that, I think you really got through to her, and you helped her see what we have been trying to show her all along. As a woman who has spent the last 6 years trying to re-write my own inner dialogue, and heal the trauma from growing up with my own confidence issues, having a course like this for my daughter means so much to me.  It's easier to grow up equipped with the necessary tools in the beginning, then try to undo years of "coping" once you are an adult.  So thank you for seeing the need, and creating this event.  Next year my youngest Daughter will join you as well! "
Jennifer L.
Mother of 2023 Participant



Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith is the General Manager of Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club. She is a certified personal trainer and group fitness leader. She is one of our biggest cheerleaders! Danielle will be teaching our girls how to start the day with a positive mindset. She will also be teaching the workshop for the Parents about keeping teen girls active and healthy.

Nicole Kluthe

Nicole Kluthe is a pediatric occupational therapist and certified doula and owner of Woven Blessings Maternal and Pediatric Services. She will be teaching our girls about leaning into their uniqueness and empowering their own self-image so they can navigate social settings, friendships and bullying.

Theresa Stanley

Theresa Stanley is the founder of Girls on Fire and the Executive Director of the Phoenix Martial Arts Clubs. She is a 6th Degree Black belt in Taekwon-do and a full contact Muay Thai fighter. 

As a mixed race person, she will share her story of trying to fit in when she didn’t look like any of her classmates. She will be teaching the girls about body image and how to embrace our physical diversity and how to navigate what’s real and what’s not on social media. 

Michelle Kardolus

Michelle is a 3rd Degree Black belt and professional martial arts coach with Phoenix Martial Arts Club. She is the lead coach for Morinville and Sherwood Park locations. She is also a founding coach for Girls On Fire.

Michelle is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. She will be teaching the girls how fitness can be fun by leading them through an amazing obstacle course race!

Jen Millen

Jen Millen is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwon-do, a Muay Thai fighter and owner of Ares Muay Thai Club. She is also a correctional officer. She will be teaching our girls the combat and self defence course as well as speaking to cyber safety.

Odion Welch

2024 Conference MC. Odion has been a supporter of Girls on Fire since it’s first workshop in 2018. She is a youth councelor and a best selling author. She is our MC this year and we always bring her to our events as an onsite “Carebear” for any girls who need a bit of extra love if they feel overwhelmed or anxious.



Presenting Sponsor



Donna Worthington is our presenting sponsor for the 5th year! Thank you Donna for continuing to believe in our mission.

Lunch Sponsor



Thank you Dorothy for being with us for 5 years as a Coach and Our Lunch Sponsor!

Parent Coffee & Tea Sponsor


Thank you SVAC for supporting our Program.




Personal Trainer - Mind Body By Temple


Glasses 2 Go - Optician


Speech Language & Literacy Centre - registered Speech-Language Pathologist


The Bookkeeping Witchery Bookkeeper


Edmonton Hypnosis Solutions

Dorothy Briggs

Womanition Inc , Publisher

Are you interested in being a table coach? Apply now!