There only 15 slots left for the Girls InCharge entrepreneurial workshop! The workshop will be held this Saturday, May 31 from 10-1pm. Current Girl Scouts can earn their Entrepreneurial Badge by participating. Register online at www.raceplanner.com, event search “Girls Inc”.
Girls InCharge is hosted by 3 high school students who successfully completed the national Girls InCharge summit this past summer in Indianapolis. Jennifer Zhang, Christine Yin, and Abby Schulte were inspired by their experience and want to share their knowledge about entrepreneurship with middle school girls. The group especially wants to target girls who have great potential but need encouragement to overcome the seemingly daunting prospect of business ownership. The goal of the 3 hour workshop is to hopefully inspired girls to realize their entrepreneurial potentials.
Jennifer Zhang believes strongly in the workshop, “Through my experience at the Girls InCharge Summit, I had my own revelation that business ownership is not a terrifying field of work. It’s actually very simple and tangible. I hope to help younger girls make that same realization so that the prospect of being a potential entrepreneur can incubate within their minds to that in the future it can become their reality.”
Girls InCharge workshop has already been delivered twice to the Sarasota area reaching and inspiring over 30 girls already. For this workshop, Girls InCharge will be partnering with Girl Scouts to enrich the workshop and reach even more young girls. Girls will have an opportunity to meet female professional entrepreneurs from Sarasota and identify the skill sets needed to be successful. Girls will participate in exercises in setting up business plans and turning ideas into business models. In addition, girl scouts can earn their badge for entrepreneurship by participating in Girls InCharge since this workshop fulfills the educational and hands-on material required of the badge.
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County is dedicated to “inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold” and fulfills its mission of empowering girls kindergarten through twelfth grade to be self-confident, responsible and well-rounded individuals by delivering research-based, age-appropriate, after-school and summer educational and sports programs. In the past two years, Girls Inc. has served over 2,000 girls at its facility and throughout the Sarasota County School System. Dedicated in 1976, Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County 38 years of service to our community. For more information about Girls Inc. contact Kay Mathers at 366-6646, ext. 207 or Kay@girlsincsrq.org.