Booz Allen’s Girl Scouts Mentor Program Inspires Young Women to Think Big

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Booz Allen’s Girl Scouts Mentor Program Inspires Young Women to Think Big

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:20am

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Jordan Spite is learning to think of her passions as future career paths. “I now realize that there is a lot more you can do in your life than just one job,” said the middle schooler who recently attended Booz Allen Hamilton’s Make the Connection mentor program in partnership with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (GSCNC). The second event of a four-part platform designed to develop smart and capable young women, MTC inspires girls to think about personal and professional growth.

What better way to inspire than to lead by example? Girls are able to explore their skills, aptitudes, and interests with some of Booz Allen’s best and brightest leaders.

At the most recent event, more than 120 young women discussed various facets of the working world with 37 Booz Allen Hamilton employees serving as mentors. The girls talked about careers that most interest them, while mentors shared anecdotes on the jobs they held before their current roles with Booz Allen. The theme was simple: careers are ever-changing and the world is full of opportunity. 

As part of a Booz Allen office tour, the girls were treated to an in-depth tour of the Booz Allen Media Lab. This included demonstrations of video production, augmented reality and virtual reality equipment, and audio recording for podcasts and video narration.

Mentors then talked about how they selected their career and what they do now at Booz Allen, and what they like best about their job. Ultimately, the mentors wanted to drive home that there are many different ways to define success.

“When I was a young girl, I wanted to be a teacher, but one of my first jobs was at a radio station. When I was in college, I was intrigued by the technology courses that put me on a path to leading over 2,100 people here at Booz Allen,” said Susan Penfield, Executive Vice President of the Strategic Innovation Group. 

Proof that sometimes our careers take unexpected turns—and we end up exactly where we’re meant to be.

Check out the Make the Connection Program in action by visiting our album on Flickr.

Interested in signing up your Girl Scout to attend a Make the Connection Event?  Register at gscnc.org.

Ready for what’s next in your career? Visit BoozAllen.com/careers.

 

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Booz Allen Hamilton | Business Ethics | Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital | Mentoring | Positive Change | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Social Impact & Volunteering | Youth Action

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