The kind of community you find in a program like Girl Scouts, that I found when I was a Girl Scout, can be life-changing. It can provide a place where girls feel truly welcome, supported, and cared for, and it can teach them skills that they will apply to all aspects of their lives.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) May 30, 2019
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey and Presenting Sponsor, Verizon, invite local businesses, corporations, and community leaders to join them for a leadership breakfast, where they will highlight G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ living and working within the Heart of New Jersey.
The 4th annual Young Women of Vision Leadership Breakfast will celebrate the critical contributions that women make across industries, and how that affects our collective work developing future female leaders.
Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network, has been invited to deliver the keynote address, focusing on the difference community, relationship building, and girls supporting girls can make in the lives of girls across the country, helping to develop future women leaders and build the kind of networks that lead to success.
“The kind of community you find in a program like Girl Scouts, that I found when I was a Girl Scout, can be life-changing,” said Kristy. “It can provide a place where girls feel truly welcome, supported, and cared for, and it can teach them skills that they will apply to all aspects of their lives — from STEM education or public speaking to community problem solving and healthy relationships. In Girl Scouts, girls lift one another up. It can make all the difference. I’m honored to be giving the keynote at the Young Women of Vision Leadership Breakfast in support of an organization that has had such a profound impact on me.”
Kristy will be joined on stage by Magda N. Yrizarry, Senior VP and Chief Talent & Diversity Officer at Verizon, Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, and Juliana Gonzalez-Rivas, 2019 Gold Award Girl Scout.
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Young Women of Vision Leadership Breakfast
Friday, June 7, 2019
Registration at 8:00 a.m. | Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Program 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
300 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ
Welcoming Remarks: Magda N. Yrizarry
Senior VP and Chief Talent & Diversity Officer at Verizon
Girl Scout alum
Keynote Speaker: Kristy Wallace
CEO of Ellevate Network, thought leader on diversity, social entrepreneurship, leadership and networking
Special Appearance: Sylvia Acevedo
CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
A strong civic and education leader, Sylvia understands the role education plays in creating opportunities for children and developing the workforce of the future. Sylvia is widely recognized for her accomplishments in business and education, and for her work to bring more girls into the STEM pipeline.
Closing Remarks: Juliana Gonzalez-Rivas
2019 Gold Award Girl Scout
Juliana created an innovative way to combine acting exercises with public speaking lessons. She developed a detailed curriculum to teach these critical skills to children. These lessons will continue in local schools and summer programs and are shared on a YouTube channel and website.
About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a community of professional women committed to helping each other succeed. We believe that when ambitious professional women get more opportunity — to have a voice in important conversations, to have a seat at the table where decisions are made, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about — it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world. Ellevate also works with companies committed to diversity and inclusion and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.