The Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies, in partnership with Toyota and SOAR, is hosting the Young Women Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Conference at Northern Kentucky University Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. ET

Female high school students are invited to this free leadership conference designed to inspire young women to believe in their qualities and strengths and to challenge them to believe in a higher level of personal growth and development.

The conference will feature keynote speakers Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes and Julie Marie Carrie, award-winning national speaker, author and positive role model. Registration is limited and will be open from Sept. 4-14. For more information, visit