Girls Grades 8-12 Have Opportunity to Get a Peek Into 25+ Careers from Female Professionals

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ALBANY, NY (10/23/2014)(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 15, 2014 from 9:30am to 2:45pm at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Water Park. Rotating workshops on topics from dressing for success, money management and more are part of the full schedule. Women from a diversity of fields and organizations such as GE, Vicarious Visions, The Times Union, Overit Media, Skidmore College, Gilbane, Inc., SUNY Polytechnic Institute-Colleges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering and many more will be participating - the full list of mentors by name, title & organization is below. Tickets are available online for $30 if purchased by October 31, 2014 and $45 from November 1 -13. The ticket includes breakfast & lunch, the full program and a ticket to the water park for use that day until the park closes at 9pm. For more information, email or call (518) 489-8110. Businesses or individuals interested in underwriting tickets for girls to participate or other program costs can email or call (518) 489-8110. The program is sponsored by Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York.

The program offers other elements which will enhance the preparedness of girls in reaching their leadership potential. Details of the full schedule are as follows:

8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Check in

9:00am-9:30am: Group Welcome and Icebreaker: Gayle LaSalle, author & corporate/personal leadership facilitator.

9:30am-11:30am: Minute Mentoring: Girls will connect in small groups with individual mentors for 6 minutes at a time. Mentors will come from a diverse range of professional fields where girls can learn about different careers, seek advice, ask questions, and get answers!

11:30am-12:30pm: Elbows off the Table: Buffet lunch with a demonstration in meal etiquette.

12:30pm-2:30pm: Rotating 30 Minute Workshops

What Not to Wear - B. Couture Fashions: Going on your first job interview? Meeting with a college recruiter? First impressions are important! Learn the do's and don'ts of proper dress for different situations. Dress for success!

Accepted - College 101 - The Sage Colleges: Thinking about that dream school? Wondering how to get there? Join our expert who will guide you in the ins and outs of the college application process, tips on how to get that edge, and much more!

Fake It 'til You Make It - Amy Keyes, Political Candidate: Confidence is key! How can we rise above mediocrity? Meet with our expert and find out how to really show the world who you are!

No Money? #problem - Glens Falls National Bank: Do you have a checking account? Do you know how to balance it? Is the word 'budget' or 'financial aid' foreign to you? Meet with our financial guru and learn the fine art of finance!

2:30pm-2:45pm: Closing Speaker & Wrap Up: Vicki Savini, educator, motivational speaker, encouraging girls to find their inner light.


Meghan Yi - Albany Medical College Student (2nd Year)

Nekisha Quinney - Assistant Athletic Director, Skidmore College

Mackenzie Plaske, Esq. - Attorney, Iseman-Cunninghan-Rister & Hyde

Hannah Provost - Branch Manager, Glens Falls National Bank

Anne Hoback - Branch Manager, Key Bank

Mary Buszuwski - CEO, Girl Scout of Northeastern New York

Paula Bianchi - Construction Project Manager, Gilbane Inc.

Danielle Khalr - Copywriter

Michelle Hines Abram - Executive Chef

Courtney Moore - Engineer, Knolls Atomic Power Lab

Kathryn McTiernan - English Teacher, Shenendehowa High School

Ona Papageorgiou - Environmental Engineer, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Holly Brown - Executive Director, The Palace Theatre (Albany)

Jennifer Oneal - Executive Producer, Vicarious Visions

Janeen Uzzell - Global Director of Operations, GE Global Research

Kelly Mullen - Graphic Designer

Heather Howley - Helicopter Pilot/Business Owner

Andrea Howard - Lead Mechanical Engineer, GE Global Research

Laura J. Critcher - Marketing Assistant Manager, Glens Falls National Bank

Joanne Yepsen - Mayor, Saratoga Springs, NY

Yvonne Perry - Professional Actress

Elizabeth Krall - Project Analytics Leader, GE Power & Water

Nicole M. Baker, MPH, CPH - Research Associate,NanoHealth Initiatives, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Colleges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Laura Hudy - Technology Manager, GE Distributed Power

Brianna Synder - Senior Editor, Times Union Magazine

Michelle Dinsmore - Vice President, Overit Media

Mary Frances Millet - Visual Artist & Studio Owner