The TEDWomen #ActuallySheCan Conference is What You Need In Your Life Right Now

If you’re in need of some inspirational girl-to-girl advice this fall, you’re in luck! #ActuallySheCan-- the female empowerment campaign by Allergan-- is teaming up with TEDWomen in October for their first Mentorship Live Event.

Allergan, the leader in women’s healthcare, launched #ActuallySheCan in 2015, targeting millennial women and creating a larger conversation regarding the celebration of female pursuits. Using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the hashtag #ActuallySheCan functioned to alter the phrase “I can’t even” to “Actually you can” and “Actually she can.” It aims to help women feel confident in their capabilities and pushes them towards success. It serves as an interactive community where women are free to express their ambitions and accomplishments. Most importantly, this campaign teaches women the principles of feminism, to stand strong in their adulthood, and to love themselves.

In several video interviews created by #ActuallySheCan, celebrities and powerful women share what they’ve learned in their lives. Actress Gabourey Sidibe from the popular television shows Empire and American Horror Story said, “In my adulthood, I am really discovering that the greatest love of my life is myself. I think that I have finally found the safety that my parents couldn’t give me. No one has given me this self-awareness. No one is going to love me like I can love me. No one has ever loved me the way I deserve to be loved. Only I can do that and I’m aware of that and that doesn’t make me crazy.”

The launching of the Mentorship program aims to provide advice for millennial women from the perspectives of both mentors and mentees who come from various careers and backgrounds. Dutch fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin created striking portraits of the mentors and mentees of this campaign, such as actress Chloë Grace Moretz with her mother and manager, Teri Moretz; actress Gabourey Sidibe; Olympics gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas; supermodel and entrepreneur Iman; and television host and CEO Amanda de Cadenet. Not only are these portraits captivating, they capture the essence of female mentorship and reveal the faces behind this program.

TEDWomen is a nonprofit organization consisting of short, powerful speeches delivered by our world’s leading thinkers and doers. By bringing this mentorship to a larger audience, students are given the opportunity to gain insight from real-life experiences and advice from women of different ages and backgrounds. TEDWomen, working side-by-side with #AcuallySheCan, will enable students to see strong female leaders, thus instilling the motivation to become successful individuals.

If you’re interested in attending the event in San Francisco on Friday, October 28, 2016, check out #ActuallySheCan’s Mentorship website. Bring your friends or anyone that’s in need of a little boost! You can register for the event here.

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