Claudia Copley, Daniel K. Walker

Claudia Copley 4GIRLS

"When Claudia Copley attended the 2005 California Women’s Conference, hosted by Maria Shriver, she anticipated an uplifting event with powerful speakers and insights."

When Claudia Copley attended the 2005 California Women’s Conference, hosted by Maria Shriver, she anticipated an uplifting event with powerful speakers and insights. What she didn’t expect was a life-altering experience that would set her on a 10-year journey to shape the lives of countless young women. The stories she heard there were the inspiration behind 4GIRLS, an organization Claudia founded to empower and guide girls in middle school, a transitional time that is particularly challenging for young women. 4GIRLS offers a two-day workshop where girls from different backgrounds, cultures, and economic standings come together for a weekend of learning and empowerment. This includes a wealth of interactive activities like leadership skills, goal setting, positive body image, self defense, and various other forms of self-expression, all of which help attendees access their own individual strengths and unique talents.

Growing up, Claudia never had access to these powerful tools; she relied on her own inner strength to find her voice. Now, she is instrumental in amplifying the voices of young women across Southern California.

Farmers & Merchants Bank has been proudly doing business with Claudia Copley for 8 years.