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Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Western Colorado businesswomen

More than 80 girls in grades 6-12 from Western Colorado gathered on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Colorado Mesa University for Secrets to Success. The event  gave girls the unique opportunity to connect with professional women in a variety of career fields in a speed-dating format, giving them a unique opportunity to learn directly from incredible women. Girls personally engaged with more than 20 women leaders in the fields of 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 joined today’s leaders with the next generation, to share their expertise and provide inspiration for success.

Reporter Star Harvey with Fox5/KREX-TV also attended the event. Watch her story here: https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/girls-learn-secrets-to-success-from-women-leaders/1729325083?fbclid=IwAR08kzHzJRHzKmcTg7TIybI77RdUwoB4iW4MoOXdbQ3lqCy6sUM6pGUR04U

Special thanks to event sponsors Alpine Bank, Colorado Mesa University, and AT&T.



Secrets to Success comes to Grand Junction


Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Colorado Mesa University

Girl Scout levels: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/girlscoutsofcolorado/en/events-repository/2019/secrets_to_success.html

Registration closes January 22, 2019.

What is the Secret to Success? Girls will have the unique opportunity to ask that question and many more of top local women leaders at the 2019 Secrets to Success event. Girl Scouts of Colorado believes 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. Any girl in grades 6th – 12th is invited to Secrets to Success.

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 in the fields of technology, law, healthcare, finance, skilled trades, 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.

Snacks will be provided.

While adults are not invited into the event space, you are invited to attend a financial aid seminar and tour the campus of Colorado Mesa University while girls are participating in the event.

Girls who are being dropped off will be required to bring a signed parent permission form. You will receive this form via email after registering to complete and bring to the event.

AT&T invests in girls’ success

AT&T, a world leader in communications, media, and entertainment and technology, has invested in the success of Colorado girls.  Two programs, one in Colorado Springs and one in Grand Junction, invite middle and high school girls for a day of fast-paced career exploration. Support from AT&T provides girls with grants to cover the program fee, activity supplies, and refreshments and transportation.

Secrets to Success, powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, was held at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on October 20, 2018.  As a first-time program in the Pikes Peak region, the event drew more than 70 girls to learn about an array of fascinating careers and connect with professional women.  Keynote Speaker Carissa Gump, a 2008 Olympic athlete, encouraged attendees to see “I’m possible” instead of “impossible” and dream big.  18 women hosted conversation stations to share information about their careers – from mining to law enforcement and culinary arts to healthcare.  Six breakout sessions enabled girls to ask more questions on topics of interest and a lunch networking session allowed everyone to network.

The fourth annual Secrets to Success will be held in Grand Junction on January 26, 2019. The program will feature 20 conversation stations and a keynote speaker. Any girl curious about career options won’t want to miss this! Grants for activity fees and travel are available during registration. Transportation from some areas may be provided.

Primary funding for Secrets to Success is provided by AT&T. For more information about additional sponsors, visit https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/support-us/fundraising-events/secrets-to-success-pikes-peak.html


Girls learn “Secrets to Success” from Colorado Springs businesswomen

More than 75 girls in grades 6-12 from along the Front Range had the unique opportunity to connect with Colorado Springs area professional women in a speed-dating format, panel discussion, and networking lunch.  Secrets to Success was held in the Pikes Peak region on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Secrets to Success, presented by AT&T and powered by Girl Scouts of Colorado, introduced girls to more than 20 professional women! Breakout sessions went deeper into career options including skilled trades, education, STEM, public service, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. 2008 Olympic Weightlifter Carissa Gump gave the keynote speech.

Special thanks to event sponsors: El Pomar Foundation, GE Johnson, Newmont Mining, Ent Credit Union, Garden of the Gods Collection, Nor’wood Development Group, Union Pacific Foundation, and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Olympian to serve as keynote speaker for Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs

Olympian Carissa Gump, who competed in weightlifting in 2008, will be the keynote speaker for Secrets to Success in Colorado Springs on October 20, 2018. The event takes place at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Carissa is currently the executive director of the U.S. Strength and Conditioning Foundation, and comes to strength-building from many angles: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her story is about the kind of toughness it takes to compete at the Olympic level in a sport that has traditionally been reserved for men. She will speak about the kind of inspiration she received to pursue her dreams as an Olympian, and how this inspiration still serves her today. She is thrilled to share her story with the young women who will be attending the October 20 Secrets to Success event!

Girl Scouts AND any girl in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in Secrets to Success on October 20. Every girl will get to meet and hear from more than 20 women who are experts in their fields and learn their “secrets to success.” It will be a great chance to network with Colorado Springs’ finest women and sample the variety of career options available to girls and young women today! Register at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/support-us/fundraising-events/secrets-to-success-pikes-peak.html and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Secrets to Success: A BIG success in Grand Junction

Middle and high school girls throughout Western Colorado enjoyed an amazing morning at Secrets to Success, a career networking event recently hosted by the Grand Junction Program Team! The event paired 67 girls and professional women, where the girls spent a few minutes with each woman learning about her career. There were many Girl Scouts present, but also a large number of non-members, who were exposed to a Girl Scout event for the first time.


Rhonda Johnson, Employment Specialist with Mesa County Workforce, opened the event by teaching girls how to introduce themselves and shake hands. It was a great session!


The professional women really rallied around the girls. More than 25 women from a wide range of career fields visited with girls. Being an event mentor was extremely popular as numerous women reached out to participate. Girls met with a wide range of professionals including doctors, chefs, veterinarians, scientists, paramedics, engineers, reporters, attorneys, and more!

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A BIG SHOUT out goes to Cindi Graves, Allison Ellington, Hilary McGilton, and their wonderful Girl Scout volunteers for hosting a great event! And a big thank you to all of our great professionals who came out to support the girls!


Learn the “Secrets to Success” in Grand Junction

Come experience the ultimate career fair! This free event is open to all middle and high school girls and features business women from a variety of careers including, Deputy District Attorney, CEO, EMT, baking instructor, engineer, and more. Girls rotate to each professional hearing their professional journey and having an opportunity to ask any question. Each girl registered is entered into a drawing for $100 CASH! Parents are invited to stay and attend a financing college seminar and tour of Colorado Mesa University. Girls will walk away with an expanded base of career options and insider information on how to be successful from women that have excelled in their profession. Over 20 professional women will be at your disposal. For more information or to register, visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/946989535432517/ (or search Secrets To Success), click GOING to register or contact Cindi Graves at cindi.graves@gscolorado.org.