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COLUMBIA — Teen-age girls are invited to attend the Powerful Women Summit where they will have an opportunity to meet with local, successful career women.

This year’s Powerful Women represent diverse fields such as the arts, aviation, engineering, health, image consulting, law enforcement, politics, and science and technology.

Approximately 100 girls will join the women for brunch on Jan. 25 at the Capital City Club. Presented by the Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands, the Girl Scout experience has always focused on providing girls with the skills and opportunity to become leaders in their community and the world.

This program, designed to ensure a high level of interaction and engagement, connects the girls with local leaders so they can ask questions and gain advice about how to achieve their career goals.

Both Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts in grades seven through 12 are encouraged to participate. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the women will rotate among the tables where the girls are seated so the girls can engage in small group discussions asking questions about the women’s backgrounds, successes and challenges.

Girl Scout Alum and USC student Phonecia Hughes will emcee the event.

Participating women include the Honorable Beth Bernstein, lawyer and state legislator; Beth Dalick, a licensing engineer for SCANA; Brooke Everhart, child feeding coordinator for Harvest Hope; Kristin Hollrith, pilot; Joy Holman, teacher/coach; Donette Israel, district sales manager for AstraZeneca; Susan Lenz, fiber artist; Ebony Loony, image consultant-social media for Make Me Over; Captain Lancy Melton of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department; Betty Parker, president of Sharper Development Solutions; Nicholle Turnipseed, chemist for SCANA; and Chris Wolfe, Operations, SCANA.

The $15 cost per girl includes brunch. All participants will receive a gift bag and have a chance to win door prizes. For additional information, contact Lee Morriss at 803-461-3743 or by email at lmorriss@gssc-mm.org. Morriss is vice president, Chief Operating Officer and director of Midlands Region, Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands.

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