Young Enterprising Women Mentorship Forum, in partnership with Columbus City Schools

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MEDIA ADVISORY

January 8, 2019

What:

Young Enterprising Women Mentorship Forum, in partnership with Columbus City Schools

–       Mentoring forum connecting girls who are strong in STEAM with women entrepreneurs and business leaders from central Ohio

–       80 girls attending from eight different Columbus Public Schools

–       Program includes:

o    Panel presentation

o    Round table with STEAM professionals

o    Hands-on STEM activity with The Amazing Tei Street

o    Two $2,500 scholarships to attend the upcoming Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference at Fort Lauderdale

When:
Thursday, January 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where:

Thirty-One Gifts New Headquarters
8131 Smith’s Mill Road, New Albany, OH 43054

Who:

– Hosted by:

 Enterprising Women Foundation

– Co-Chairs:

Thirty-One Gifts, Cindy Monroe and Wendy Bradshaw
Caster Connection, Sally Hughes
Cybervation, Inc., Purba Majumder

– Sponsored by:

Caster Connection
Lightwell
Kaiser Consulting
Thirty-One Gifts
Cybervation, Inc.
Enterprising Women Foundation
BMO Harris Bank
Accel, Inc.

– High Schools Participating:
East
Eastmoor
Linden
Mifflin
West
Briggs
North
Beechcroft

Background Info:

The Enterprising Women Foundation, a sister nonprofit organization to Enterprising Women Magazine, has been working to educate, inspire, and motivate the next generation of young women to think big and consider career options in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Research shows that young women fall far behind young men in selecting these career paths even though the majority of high paying jobs in the U.S. will be in these fields over the next 20 years.

As a magazine and foundation serving women entrepreneurs, our mission is also to encourage girls to consider one day becoming an entrepreneur and to showcase women entrepreneurs who can be role models for them.  We believe that providing information, answering their questions, and giving them mentors will help open doors and encourage girls to expand their career options for the future!

For the past six years, we have proudly hosted Young Enterprising Women Mentoring Forums in cities across the United States and Canada to connect high school girls who are strong in math, science and technology with women entrepreneurs and women leaders from their local communities.