Tag Archives: “Meet an expert . . .” Webinar Series

Meet an Expert: GSUSA State Advocacy Manager

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to learn about how Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) advocates on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 4 – 5 p.m. A representative from the GSUSA Public Policy and Advocacy Office will talk with girls about how GSUSA works across party lines with Congress and the Executive Branch to raise awareness about issues important to girls and young women. Through their efforts, they demonstrate to policymakers that Girl Scouts are a resource – and an authority – on issues affecting girls and Girl Scouts. After a short presentation, our expert will answer questions from Girl Scouts! Please submit your questions for our expert upon registration. If time allows, we will also take questions live through the chat box. Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_gsusa.html

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered. The webinar will be recorded and posted to GSCO’s YouTube channel for girls to access in the future.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: The Energetic Side of Engineering

 

 

 

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to meet engineer, advocate, historian, lifetime Girl Scout, and champion of all women, Jill Tietjen, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 4 – 5 p.m.

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_the_energetic_side_of_engineering_webinar_09_16_2020

Registration closes September 15.

As a professional engineer, Jill spent more than 40 years in the electric utility industry and was the national president of the Society of Women Engineers and the first woman to serve on the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Electrical League and its first female president. Jill was on the board of Girl Scouts – Mile Hi Council from 1999 – 2007 and was board chair from 2003 – 2007. She is also an inductee of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and the Colorado Author’s Hall of Fame, and a Girl Scout Woman of Distinction. Today, Jill is an advocate for women and girls in STEM fields and the president and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc.

During this webinar Jill will speak to girls about her education, career, and what life is like working as a woman in STEM. She will also walk girls through a lesson on energy consumption and how the electric utility industry functions. After her presentation, girls will have an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A.

This is an amazing opportunity for girls of all ages to learn about energy from one of Colorado’s top women in STEM.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered. The webinar will be recorded and posted to GSCO’s YouTube channel for girls to access in the future.

Participating in this webinar will fulfill partial requirements for the new STEM Career Exploration badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

If you are having trouble completing registration, please email inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: Women of Denver City Government

 

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to special webinars to meet key women in Denver city government. Experts include:

  • Denver City Council President Stacie Gilmore
  • Presiding Denver County Court Judge Theresa Spahn
  • Executive Director of the Office of Children’s Affairs Dionne Williams
  • Deputy Police Chief Barb Archer

Daisy, Brownie, Junior: October 22, 2020 at 4 p.m. – https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_speci_670654444.html

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador: October 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. – https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_speci_1809709739.html

Registration closes one business day prior to the program date.

Each panelist will explain their role, how their office functions, and a little bit about themselves and their background and education. Girls will also be taken on a virtual tour of Denver Mayor Hancock’s office. Girls will gain an understanding of what it means to work in local government as a woman and be able to envision themselves in one of these roles if they are interested in government as a career.

You can read biographies for each panelist here.

After the presentation, the women will answer questions submitted by Girl Scouts! Use the online registration form to submit your questions in advance.

Participating in this webinar will fulfill Step One of the new Democracy Badges for all levels, find out about local government.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the GSCO YouTube Channel for girls to access in the future.

Non-Girl Scouts and adults are welcome to register and participate.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert Special Edition: Girl Scout Alum and Former Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special, one-hour webinar to meet Girl Scout alum and former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, Donna Lynne on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at  4 p.m.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_speci.html

Girls will learn how the governor’s office functions, what the day-to-day looks like in the office, and about the former Lieutenant Governor’s background and education. Following the former Lt. Governor’s presentation, girls will participate in a live Q&A session moderated by Girl Scout staff.

Participating in this webinar will fulfill Step Two of the NEW democracy badges for all levels, find out about state government (https://www.girlscoutshop.com/BADGES-PROGRAM/NEW-FEATURED-ITEMS4/new-civics-badges).

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered. The webinar will be recorded and posted to GSCO’s YouTube channel for girls to access in the future.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Learn more about Donna Lynne

Donna Lynne, DrPH, is the Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and the CEO of Columbia Doctors, an 1800 member faculty practice organization. Until early 2019, she was Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to assuming her roles in Colorado state government, Dr. Lynne served as the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions – overseeing an $8 billion budget, 1.4 million members and 16,000 employees. She participated in numerous boards and commissions during her time at Kaiser Permanente, including the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Public Schools Foundation Board, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and many others.

She has been recognized as one of the top women business leaders in Denver and one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare in the nation. Dr. Lynne also spent 20 years working in various positions in New York City government including First Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Labor Relations, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Senior Vice President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from University of New Hampshire, a Masters of Public Administration from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University. In 2014, Dr. Lynne received an honorary doctorate of public service from the University of Denver, and in 2017 an honorary bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Mountain College. She has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University since 2005. She resides in New York and Colorado with her husband and enjoys activities such as climbing all of Colorado’s fourteeners, participating in Ride the Rockies and going on ski challenges around the world. Dr. Lynne has three children and two stepchildren.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Listen now: Meet an Animal Welfare Organization’s Executive Director

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks Sarah Swanty for co-hosting our “Meet an Animal Welfare Organization’s Executive Director” webinar! More than 25 Girl Scouts from across Colorado participated in this webinar on July 22, 2020. Missed it? Listen to the recording here.

Sarah is the Executive Director for Animal Friends Alliance, a cat and dog shelter and clinic serving Northern Colorado and beyond. Sarah spoke to girls about her journey to leading an animal shelter, current role, and how the shelter works to keep pets in loving homes. She told girls all about the education required to become a veterinarian or vet tech and spoke about the business skills needed to run a successful shelter. After Sarah’s presentation staff at the shelter walked girls through a live intake of three kittens who were getting ready to go to foster homes! We learned about the intake process from beginning to end and how people can sign up to foster animals. Sarah’s favorite Girl Scout cookie is a Tagalong but her husband is a huge Thin Mint fan so she likes those too.

Here are some resources we talked about during the webinar:

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: Outdoor Materials Developer for The North Face

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special webinar to meet MaryThorn Greene, an Outdoor Materials Developer for The North Face,  on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_outdo.html Registration closes June 22.

MaryThorn will take girls through the process of outdoor material development and commercialization. This includes working with designers and material suppliers, developing to cost, analyzing end-use testing, and quality assurance. She will also lead girls through an activity matching materials to outdoor activities. There will also be time for a Q&A. This is an awesome opportunity for girls to learn from an expert at one of the top outdoor retailers in the world!

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Capacity is limited; each individual participant should be registered so we can track capacity. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: The Business Side of Fashion a Buyer for The North Face

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks Lindsey Nelson for co-hosting our “Meet an Expert – The Business Side of Fashion with a North Face Buyer.” More than 150 Girl Scouts from across the country participated in this webinar on June 9, 2020. Missed it? Listen to the recording now.

Lindsay is a buyer for The North Face, based in Denver. She taught girls about the process of designing clothes, studying customer trends, and picking the best styles for shoppers in The North Face stores and on the website. She also walked the girls through an activity about how to pick the best clothes that you think will be the top sellers to hit your sales goal and connected it back to the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Lindsay also answered great questions from the girls and we learned that her favorite Girl Scout cookie is a Tagalong (she’s a sucker for peanut butter!).

This “Meet an Expert” session falls under the entrepreneurship pillar of Girl Scouts.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: National Weather Service Meteorologist

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks Megan Stackhouse for co-hosting our “Meet an Expert – National Weather Service Meteorologist” webinar! More than 20 Girl Scouts from across Colorado participated in this webinar on June 4, 2020. Missed it? Listen to the recording now.

Megan is a Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, Colorado. She taught girls about the different tools she uses to predict the weather, her education and background, and walked everyone through a “cloud in a jar” experiment. Megan also showed a video of her team launching a weather balloon and taught us about the lifecycle of a weather balloon. We learned that Megan’s favorite weather experiment is a flash flood display in her office in Grand Junction and her favorite Girl Scout cookie is a Thin Mint!

This “Meet an Expert” session falls under the STEM pillar of Girl Scouts.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: Business Planning with The North Face Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special webinar on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4 p.m. to learn more about the business side of an outdoors brand with Reese Sun, a North Face Strategist.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_an_expert_busin.html

Registration closes June 18 OR when capacity is met.

Reese will teach girls about the importance of purpose, innovation, and planning to succeed. She will also lead girls through an activity about how to make a new ideas come to life through business planning – one step at a time. After her presentation and activity, there will be time for a live Q & A session. This is an awesome opportunity for girls to learn from an expert at one of the top outdoor retailers in the world!

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Capacity is limited; each individual participant should be registered, so we can track capacity. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or (877) 404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet a Meteorologist: NOAA and On TV Meteorologists Together

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to a special webinar with two expert meteorologists on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/meet_a_meteorologist.html

Registration closes June 3.

Lightning, tornadoes, and storms… meteorologists work with all kinds of weather! Meet NOAA Meteorologist Megan Stackhouse and KREX5 Meteorologist Megan Montgomery. They will talk about what it is like to forecast the weather and their jobs working at the National Weather Service (NWS) and on television. Learn about launching weather balloons, issuing weather warnings to keep you safe at home, and how they talk about weather behind the scenes and in front of the camera. We will also do a weather experiment to show you how to make your own cloud at home! After the presentation there will be a live Q&A session.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Capacity is limited; each individual participant should be registered so we can track capacity. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.