Conference for Girls on Nontraditional Careers

March 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Hunter College Campus School — 94th Street & Park Avenue, Manhattan
When: Saturday, March 25, 2006 — 8:30am - 3:30pm

More than 300 girls from New York City schools will be participating in the day-long event. Female professionals at executive levels of top NYC companies will help girls examine current and future directions in fields such as science, engineering, technology, digital media, film, medicine and the public sector through participation in panels and hands-on interactive workshops.

Participating organizations include The Women's Sports Foundation, NY Software Industry Association and the MTA.

In honor of Women's History Month the event will pay tribute to two extraordinary women: Irene Sendler, a Heroine of the Holocaust who saved thousands of children and Wangarri Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Glenis Henriques, Director, External Affairs. Small Business Services, NYC will be in attendance representing Mayor Bloomberg. Additional key speakers and panel leaders will include:

• Patti Coffey, The Anthony Robbins Foundation
• Joanne Derwin, The Urban Agenda
• Noreen Haider, The Grace Institute
• Stanley Karoly, MTA
• Liz Flanagan, HBO
• Nicole Berrtan, NEW
• Cherrie Johnson, Public Service Corp
• Kenneth Tobin, CUNY Graduate Center
• Michelle Baker, Umbanet, (Women's High Tech Coalition)
• Suzanne Matthews, HSBC,
• Ariella Rosenberg, EDCNY,
• Izzy Kushner, HR/NY
• Shorice Torres, National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications