On April 22, the middle school students participated in a fun and unique event: Women of the World Day. Each month, the girls have a House Meeting, and for April their House Meeting was supersized to become the “Women of the World” presentation.
Six outstanding professionals visited Villa on Friday and talked to the girls about their lives, their careers, and how they rose to their current position. Speakers included an architect, a chemical engineer, a fashion designer, a vice president of sports marketing for the Philadelphia Union, a sheriff, and a local doctor who has recently published a book about her growing charitable foundation. Each of these women provided the girls with information about their daily work along with inspiration and direction for those girls that might be interested in pursuing careers in these fields.
This event was very well received by the girls and teachers and we are looking forward to welcoming a new group of strong professional women to inspire the girls next year.
Thank you to Tricia Boczkowski for organizing this event for the Middle School students.
Photo Credit: Tricia Boczkowski