We frequently see Minnesota women doing great things, whether it’s showing us how to rock out (thanks, Dessa!) or fighting for MN jobs. And we’re setting ourselves up to keep the trend going for several generations.
St. Kate’s will host Soledad O’Brien’s PowHERful Summit for Girls in 2015, the STrib reports. The summit welcomes 1,500 Minnesota girls from disadvantaged areas of St. Paul to hear keynote speakers and attend workshops. Topics aim to outfit attendees with practical and career advice, from managing your online presence to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) opportunities.
Community-based organizations select the candidates who will participate in the daylong seminar, planned in the wake of the inaugural event held in New York City this year. Additional summits in 2015 are slated for L.A., New Orleans, and New York. Speakers for the summit are still being lined up.