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Girl Scouts of Connecticut
2014 Speaker Series


sponsored by the First Niagara Foundation

The State of Girls Based on the latest research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, “The State of Girls: Unfinished Business,” the Girl Scout speaker series sponsored by the First Niagara Foundation will inspire thought, conversation, and solutions.

Hosted by a guest emcee, each event will include a short presentation of the data followed by a panel discussion from local experts. What are the triumphs and challenges for girls and young women today? How are we providing the support they need to thrive in the face of these challenges? And how, as a community, are we celebrating the successes and triumphs of our girls and young ladies? 

Come join us to learn more, be part of the solution, and connect with fellow community organizations, professional, and parents.

There will be four more events and all will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Fairfield September 10
Fairfield University
Willimantic October 1 Eastern Connecticut State University

 

Thanks to the generosity of the First Niagara Foundation, this event is free, but registration is required.  Click here to register
Do you have questions you would like to ask our panel of experts?  You are welcome to submit the question before the event. Click here to submit a question
Attendees: Contact Matt Southward at msouthward@gsofct.org or (860) 522-0163 ext. 3243 with any questions about the events. Media: Check out our media kit and contact Tiffany Ventura Thiele at tventurathiele@gsofct.org or (860) 522-0163 ext. 3262 if you are interested in covering the events.
Previous Conversations
New Haven
May 21, 2014
Gateway Community College
Emcee and Panelist Info
East Hartford
May 29, 2014
Goodwin College

Emcee and Panelist Info
Waterbury
June 4, 2014
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Emcee and Panelist Info

Did you know?
Girls are well educated: There are 130 women enrolled in college for every 100 men.
Girls struggle with emotional health: 34% of high school girls had self-reported symptoms of depression during the past year.
Girls want more formal opportunities to be leaders: 53% of black/African-American girls and 50% of Hispanic/Latina girls want to be leaders, compared to 39% of all girls.

Fairfield
September 10, 2014
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Fairfield University

Panelists:
Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D.
Chief Girl Expert, Girl Scouts of the USA

Jennifer Casceillo
Dean of Student Development, Lauralton Hall

Suzanne Brown Peters

Vice President, The Fund For Women and Girls,
Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Girl Scout Alumna Eloisa Melendez
Councilwoman, City of Norwalk


Thanks to the generosity of the First Niagara Foundation, this event is free, but registration is required. 

Emcee
Teresa C. Younger
Teresa C. Younger
President and CEO,
Ms. Foundation for Women
Click here to register 

Willimantic
October 1, 2014

5:30-7:00 p.m.
Eastern Connecticut State University

Panelists:
Maryam Elahi
President and CEO,
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Ruth E. Freeman
Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Positive Parenting CT

Liz Schmitt
Director of Enrollment Management, Miss Porter's School

Thanks to the generosity of the First Niagara Foundation, this event is free, but registration is required. 

Emcee
Chion Wolf
Chion Wolf
Producer/Announcer,
WNPR
Click here to register 



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