Young Women Strategize for Success with help from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Halliburton
HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 60 female students from Incarnate Word Academy (IWA) in Houston will participate in the first annual Young Women's Leadership Conference presented by Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and co-sponsored by Halliburton and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The goal of this ground-breaking day of networking, time management and career building is to encourage high school aged students to set personal and professional goals that will contribute to their future success. More than 30 women volunteers from Halliburton and PwC will be paired with the students from IWA to help them learn networking and interview skills along with a session regarding globalization.
"This is an exciting event for our students," said Charles Kafoglis, coordinator of the Young Leaders Program at Incarnate Word Academy. "We are pleased that our students will have the unique opportunity to work with a group of professional women that will be able to share their experiences and discuss how they have overcome obstacles in life to achieve their goals."
"At Halliburton, we are committed to supporting education in the communities where we work," said Evelyn Angelle, Halliburton's Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. "We are also focused on improving gender diversity in the workplace, so we embraced this opportunity to mentor high-performing students from Incarnate Word Academy."
"These students are working academically to prepare for college, but this day will give them practical, applicable experience for college and their life beyond school", said Frank Steininger, Partner, PwC. "We want the students from Incarnate Word Academy to not only have the grades to attend college, but to have the skills to be successful there and complete their education."
Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. In partnership with business volunteers and educators, Junior Achievement uses hands-on activities to help young people understand the economics of life. Locally Junior Achievement will serve 245,000 students in the 2012-13 school year. For more information, visit www.jahouston.org.
Kevin R. Hattery
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
713.682.4500, ext 231
SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas