Fall Conference 2019

RI School Counselors: Leading the

Revolution With New Ideas

Featuring Keynote Speaker Ashley Bendiksen

October 23, 2019

Now accepting Proposals and seeking Sponsors!

7:30 am- 3:00 pm

The Crowne Plaza Hotel

801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

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Ashley Bendiksen is a national speaker, award-winning activist, and prevention educator, specializing in abuse prevention, safe dating, and healthy relationships, as well as resilience, empowerment, and leadership development. She is known as a top speaker for youth and schools, and also speaks regularly for conferences and professional audiences. Ashley graduated as Class Valedictorian of Salve Regina University with a B.A. in Administration of Justice, to which she built a diverse and accomplished career in crime and victim services, advocacy, prevention education, and communications. A passionate activist and social entrepreneur, Ashley has held leadership positions within dozens of major nonprofits, while also founding her own social change initiatives. She currently serves on three nonprofit boards and is the active Founder of the Blue Hearts Project, a global storytelling platform for survivors, and the SouthCoast Women's Network. She is also a core speaker with the military-focused international organization, Difference Makers #10Strong. Ashley is a Certified Life Empowerment Coach and Victim Advocate, mentoring abuse survivors one-on-one, and plans to debut her podcast titled, Brave, in Fall 2019. As an added fun fact, Ashley held the title of Miss New Bedford 2009 and placed Top 5 in the Miss Massachusetts pageant, devoting years of service to dating violence awareness and the empowerment of women and girls. She currently resides in Newport, RI.

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