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Camp CEO: A Unique Leadership Opportunity!


May 13, 2014

At Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Camp CEO, some of Connecticut’s top female executives will come together with young women to lead in fun camping activities, share, and experience wonderful memories and leadership activities that will last a lifetime. Camp CEO will be held at Camp Laurel in Lebanon from June 25 – June 28, 2014.

For four days and three nights, young women between the ages of 14-17, alongside female executives, will embrace the wonders of Girl Scout camp and learn more about leadership, character, and taking action to make the world a better place. There are still spaces available for girls to sign up! Girls do not have to be Girl Scouts to participate in this amazing weekend. Girls who are 18 and still in high school are also encouraged to sign up – for if our girls can see it, they can be it!

Camp CEO allows girls to hike in the woods, munch on campfire s’mores alongside their mentors, and learn important team building and leadership skills from high-powered professional women participating in the same activities. Girls will receive invaluable career development advice, learn about different styles of leadership, and discover what leadership means to them and about the type of leader they would like to be.

The following returning and new executives will participate in this year’s Camp CEO:

•    Shirley A. Jackson, Professor, Southern Connecticut State University
•    Tracy Knofla, Co-Owner, High Impact Training
•    Sheryl Sleeva, Senior Vice President/Group Head, Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide
•    Leslie Karen Hammond, Founder of S.O.A.R., Unique Strategies for Women Leaders
•    Valarie A. Gelb, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TheBarnYardGroup
•    Michele Etzel, Owner/CFO/Sr. Vice President, National Graphics, Inc.
•    Betsy Herlihy, Business Development Executive, New Haven Chamber of Commerce
•    Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut
•    Judy Bankowski, Vice President and CIO, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
•    Stephanie Fielding, Elder/Linguist, Mohegan Tribe
•    Chef Jill Zamparo, Director of University Special Events, University of New Haven
•    Olivia Puckett, Legislative Clerk for the Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight, Connecticut General Assembly
•    Suzanne B. Peters, Vice President, The Fund for Women and Girls, Fairfield County Community Foundation

“Camp CEO presents a unique opportunity for girls to make new friends – with female leaders!” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “The executives attending this wonderful weekend, including myself, understand that when girls succeed, so does society. Whether our girls aspire to be CEOs of their homes, communities, or offices, this weekend gives them the opportunity to ask questions, enjoy camping, and meet new mentors.”

The cost is $275 for the session and financial assistance is available. For more information, visit the Camp CEO webpage.


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