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ALBANY, NY (11/10/2015)(readMedia)-- Girls in grades 8-12 are invited to get insight into more than 25 careers through the Dare to Climb mentoring program to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:30am to 11:30am at Sage College of Albany Campus Center. Women from a diversity of fields and organizations such as GE, Emma Willard, Time Warner Cable News, Skidmore College, Albany Medical Center, Key Bank, MVP and many more will be participating - the full list of mentors by name, title & organization is below.

This important program gives girls the opportunity to ask questions and hear the experiences and advice of some of the country's most successful women in health care, media, and business.

"Girls need to see other people, often people like them, succeeding at the type of thing they want to do. They need it for inspiration, leadership, paths to follow, and to help them believe that they can succeed," said, Mary Buszuwski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York."

"Dare to Climb gives young women in the 8th grade up that opportunity. With over 25 professional women, from lawyers, to scientists, doctors, and engineers, participants will all see one common trait: choice."

List of participating mentors:

Samantha Romanyk- Forensic Scientist- NYS Police

Katie Coakley- Assistant Director of Communications- Emma Willard

Julie Clancy- Associate Director of Enrollment- Emma Willard

Donna Heald- Associate Provost of The Sage Colleges- The Sage Colleges

Adriana Larriera- Biochemical Engineer- GE Global Research

Dani Klahr- Copywriter- Bandit Social

Debra Lawrence- Dean- Russell Sage College

Laura Bernard- Director of Business Services- Emma Willard

Marcy Steiner- Director of Major Gifts and Stewardship- The Foundation for Ellis Medicine

Laura Burgess- Director of Recruitment- Emma Willard

Katie Meyer- Director of Student Life- Emma Willard

Mary Anne Faro- CIO, Employee Technology and Services- GE

Debra Verni- Lawyer and Partner- Herzog Law

Denise McGraw- Lobbyist/Partner- Hill, Gosdeck & McGraw, LLC

Terry Grocela-Rocha Manager, Chemical Process & Catalysis Lab- GE

Lana Osusky- Mechanical Engineer- GE

Joan Heffler- Owner- Joan Heffler Photography, Pictures with Personality!

Jennifer Regan- Senior Leader, Customer Experience- MVP

Nicole Finnegan- Teacher- North Colonie Central Schools

Kate Otis- VP & Director Community Relations- Key Bank

Leigh Strimbeck- Artistic Director,- Sage Institute

Kate Welshofer- TWC Weeknight Anchor- Time Warner Cable News

Amanda Wheeler- Nurse Clinician- Albany Medical Center

Nekisha Quinney- Assistant Athletic Director- Skidmore College

Paula Bianchi- Associate Project Coordinator- State University of New York Construction Fund

About Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York

We're the Girl Scouts. At Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, we're 15k strong-15,000 girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Today, we continue her vision of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passions, and talents. And with programs in 15 counties of Upstate New York, there's a chance for every girl to do something amazing. We're the Girl Scouts. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit