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Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Colorado Springs businesswomen

More than 100 girls in grades 6-12 from along the Front Range gathered on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs for a unique opportunity to connect with Colorado Springs-area professional women in a speed-networking format, panel discussion, and networking lunch. “Secrets to Success,” powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, introduced girls to more than  20 professional women, including Colorado Springs Police Commander Tish Olszewski and Noreen Landis-Tyson, who runs one of the largest and most complex nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region, CPCD…giving children a head start. Breakout sessions went deeper into career options, such as law enforcement, the military, skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship.

Special thanks to event sponsors: El Pomar Foundation, Nor’wood Development Group, Ent Credit Union, Eastern Colorado Bank, Union Pacific Foundation, and Hoff & Leigh.

 

Save the Date: Secrets to Success in Greeley

Save the date for Secrets to Success in Greeley on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Aims Community College!

What is your Secret to Success?

Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders our first Northern Colorado Secrets to Success event. We believe every girl has the power to become what she dreams to be. We are helping today’s girls overcome the challenges they face, giving them the tools they need to become successful leaders.

Girls will connect with professional women in a variety of career fields, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women in our community. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders a variety of fields, such as technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models that will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

** This event is open to all girls in grades 6-12. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend. Registration will open winter 2020. **

Email carol.griffin@gscolorado.org to be added to the interest list and you’ll be emailed directly when registration opens.

More information: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/secrets_to_success_1616242345.html

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Announcing Secrets to Success keynote speaker: Female FBI special agent

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to announce a local female FBI special agent as the keynote speaker at Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs on November 9, 2019!

Our keynote speaker is a 19-year veteran of the FBI who has worked a variety of investigative matters, but has focused primarily on working counterterrorism cases. She was on duty, stationed in California, during the September 11th terrorist attacks, which only served to strengthen her resolve to protect the nation from another terrorist attack. During her work, she often interviews members of the public to help further FBI investigations. She has recruited informants for the FBI and has identified young people who would be valuable members of the FBI in the future. She spends a lot of time working as a member of the FBI’s Campus Security Program and has recently taken on a role as a public affairs officer for the Denver FBI office. After graduating from college, she started her career as an Air Force officer before applying for the FBI. After 25 years in the service of our nation, she is motivated by an extremely rewarding career and she encourages all young women who are considering a career in government service or law enforcement to join if you think it would be a good fit for you.

All girls in grades 6 – 12 should not miss the chance to hear this exciting speaker! Register online now to attend the Secrets to Success: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

Questions? Email aimee.artzerg@gscolorado.org.

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Commander Tish Olszewski

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s second annual Secrets to Success event in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, construction, healthcare, finance, nonprofit administration, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with. Check out this blog post and others to learn about the women participating this year.

Commander Tish Olszewski is a 35-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department and currently holds the highest civil service rank in the police department at this time. She has served in many different areas for the police department, starting as a patrol officer and working in most other police areas like major crimes detective, drug prevention, training academy, internal affairs, sex crimes, gangs, vice, and narcotics. While female police officers are few on the Colorado Springs force (now 86), she feels she was never discriminated against and was equally able to achieve her career goals in the police department. She has always been willing to put in the work needed to fairly earn her accomplishments, including getting a Masters degree in Organizational Management. Becoming a police officer was a dream of hers since childhood, and she is thrilled she is able to live that dream.

Cdr. Olszewski will be leading one of our Conversation Stations at Secrets to Success on November 9. In this role, she will be telling more than 100 girls about her work, why she loves it, and how she is changing the world with it. She will join more than 20 other professional women who will be networking with girls to have them learn the myriad options open to them for their own future work. We are excited to have Cdr. Tish Olszewski join us for this awesome event!

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Michelle Talarico

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s second annual Secrets to Success event in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, construction, healthcare, finance, nonprofit administration, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with. Check out this blog post and others to learn about the women participating this year.

Michelle Talarico is co-owner of The Picnic Basket, Inc., rated for 24 years in a row as the “Best Catering Company” in Colorado Springs by readers of the Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal, Independent, and Colorado Meetings and Events magazine. Her business is heavily service-minded and nimble to meet the needs of an ever-changing and growing community. She loves that she employs hundreds of people of diverse backgrounds and encourages each of their development professionally and personally. In 2015, it was estimated that The Picnic Basket had contributed more than $50 million to the local economy.

Michelle is most proud of her son, Sam, and sincerely practices a personal mission statement that includes daily gratitude, living with intention, being inspired and inspiring others, fostering positivity, and life-long learning. She has been heavily involved as a volunteer leader for many local nonprofits for many years.

Michelle will be leading one of our Conversation Stations at Secrets to Success on November 9. In this role, Michelle will be telling more than 100 girls about her work, why she loves it, and how she is changing the world with it. Michelle will join more than 20 other professional women who will be networking with girls to have them learn the myriad options open to them for their own future work. We are excited to have Michelle join us for this awesome event!

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Ann-Marie Manning, LCSW, LAC

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s second annual Secrets to Success event in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, construction, healthcare, finance, nonprofit administration, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with. Check out this blog post and others to learn about the women participating this year.

Ann-Marie Manning is Pikes Peak Community College’s Faculty Member of the Year for 2018-19. She has been a professor in the Social Work department at the college since 2013, obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2001 and has been a Licensed Clinic Social Worker since 2016.  Ann-Marie has also been a Licensed Addictions Counselor since 2017.  The honor she received as Faculty Member of the Year stems from her love of the people at the college she works – especially students. In addition to teaching classes in Social Work and Women Studies, she is extremely active working with the President of PPCC, Lance Bolton, to solve tough issues student’s face, such as housing and food shortages. She knows that when a student is struggling to find affordable housing or food that it makes it difficult to be a good student.

She actively seeks out people in the community who can offer services or partnerships to help solve these issues. By solving these issues, Ann-Marie believes the entire Colorado Springs community will benefit by having students who are healthy and thriving and ready to be hired into positions open in the area.

Ann-Marie will be leading one of our Conversation Stations at Secrets to Success on November 9, which is being held at Pikes Peak Community College. In this role, Ann-Marie will be telling more than 100 girls about her work, why she loves it, and how she is changing the world with it. Ann-Marie will join more than 20 other professional women who will be networking with girls to have them learn the myriad options open to them for their own future work. We are excited to have Ann-Marie join us for this awesome event!

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Noreen Landis-Tyson

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s second annual Secrets to Success event in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, construction, healthcare, finance, nonprofit administration, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with. Check out this blog post and others to learn about the women participating this year.

Noreen Landis-Tyson runs one of the largest and most complex nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region, CPCD…giving children a head start. As President and CEO since 2002, she is nationally recognized by her peers for her leadership, knowledge, and expertise. Noreen is a Head Start Fellow and serves as a mentor through UCLA’s New Director Mentor Program, supporting the development of new Head Start directors, and is regularly asked for advice and support to other programs throughout the country.  She is not only nationally-recognized for her expertise and innovation in managing El Paso County’s Head Start program, she is an expert in building partnerships, having nurtured collaborations with six school districts to blend Head Start services with the state-funded Colorado Preschool Program to serve almost 1,800 of the county’s most vulnerable young children and their families. Additionally, under Noreen’s leadership, CPCD partners with three early care and education programs to offer Head Start services in their centers, supporting increased quality for all children in those centers.

Along with her impressive professional achievements, Noreen is also an internationally-ranked bicycle race official, one of only 50 women in the world to hold that rank, and frequently officiates bike races around the world! This year she was appointed by the International Cycling Federation to be the lead official for track cycling at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020, the first woman to serve in this role.

Noreen will be leading one of our Conversation Stations at Secrets to Success on November 9. In this role, Noreen will be telling more than 100 girls about her work, why she loves it, and how she is changing the world with it. Noreen will join more than 20 other professional women who will be networking with girls to have them learn the myriad options open to them for their own future work. We are excited to have Noreen join us for this awesome event!

 

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Sydney Jackson

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s second annual Secrets to Success event in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, construction, healthcare, finance, nonprofit administration, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with. Check out this blog post and others to learn about the women participating this year.

Sydney Jackson is the morning meteorologist at CBS affiliate KKTV in Colorado Springs. She has been fascinated by weather since a small child and studied meteorology in Missouri before becoming a meteorologist for a station in Columbia, Missouri for four years. She came to Colorado Springs in 2018 and loves the different weather the Front Range offers in contrast to Missouri! Previously, she assisted teaching a college meteorology class, and is excited to see girls consider being a meteorologist as a career.

Sydney will be leading one of our Conversation Stations at Secrets to Success on November 9. In this role, Sydney will be telling more than 100 girls about her work, why she loves it, and how she is changing the world with it. Sydney will join more than 20 other professional women who will be networking with girls to have them learn the myriad options open to them for their own future work. We are excited to have Sydney join us for this awesome event!

Secrets to Success: Conversation Station Leader Karole Campbell

All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with professional women in a variety of career paths at Girl Scouts of Colorado’s second annual Secrets to Success event in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Girls will personally engage with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of technology, construction, healthcare, finance, nonprofit administration, entrepreneurship, and more, learning from role models who will help them become our future business and community leaders. This event joins today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success. Register online now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

In preparation for this exciting event, we are thrilled to announce some of the amazing women whom girls will be engaging with. Check out this blog post and others to learn about the women participating this year.

Karole Campbell is an entrepreneur, having founded Madwoman Marketing Strategies in 2013 to assist all sorts of organizations with their marketing, strategic planning, and advertising needs. Her award-winning creative style and innovative methods makes her the go-to person for organizations needing that fresh boost of energy in their marketing and presence. She is involved in multiple local boards and organizations, including those that specifically support and empower women, including Pikes Peak Women and Women Who Get Stuff Done. As Karole says, “[women] have a unique collaborative approach to problem-solving. We develop ‘win-win’ solutions.” Karole’s energy and enthusiasm is well-known in the community; she is active in crossfit and yoga, a paddle-boarder, crazy hiker, a world-traveler, and is the perfect partner to her exuberant Cattle dog, Ruxton.

Karole will be leading one of our Conversation Stations at Secrets to Success on November 9. In this role, Karole will be telling more than 100 girls about her work, why she loves it, and how she is changing the world with it. Karole will join more than 20 other professional women who will be networking with girls to have them learn the myriad options open to them for their own future work. We are excited to have Karole join us for this awesome event!

Register now for Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs

What is your Secret to Success?

All girls in the community in grades 6-12 will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and more in a fun and engaging format at our second annual Secrets to Success program in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus. Girls will connect with Pikes Peak-area professionals in a speed-networking format, panel discussion, and networking lunch. The cost is $8/girl – one adult per girl attends free.

Register online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success_c.html

Conversation stations will introduce girls to more than 20 women in different career fields! Breakout sessions will dive deeper into career options such as skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. A full list of participating professionals and keynote speaker announcement are coming soon!

** This event is open to all girls in grades 6-12. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend. **

While parents/guardians/troop leaders are not invited into the event with the girls, they are welcome to participate in a separate campus tour and financial aid session and then join the girls for lunch. Adults must register with girl participant(s). All girls will need to submit a completed permission form upon check in.

Financial assistance available to all via registration.

Registration closes Tuesday, November 5.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.