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!