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Dream It, Be It Career Support Conference Set

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring its annual “Dream It, Be It Career Support for Girls” conference for high school girls who reside in Oakdale. The conference will be held online via Zoom over four days from Tuesday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 23 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

To receive a conference registration packet, e-mail For questions, contact Chair Chris Di Cristina at (209) 606-5517. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 16.

The conference will focus on career education and support for high school girls with presentations from a panel of professional women in various careers. There will also be sessions on discovering your dreams, values and goal setting, turning failures into successes, and balancing stress with yoga. This year’s keynote speaker is Oakdale’s Distinguished Young Woman Jadyn Rau. The conference is free to attend.

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a cause-related philanthropic federation of clubs improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. The Oakdale Soroptimists join 1,300 Soroptimist clubs in 20 countries and territories that empower women and girls through volunteer projects, such as cash grants for education, hands-on efforts to end domestic violence, career mentoring for girls, women’s health initiatives and many other community-based projects. For more information on how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit