On December 10, a panel of female New Jersey executives inspired by example in sharing personal success stories with fifty promising high school-aged girls from Morristown, Newark, Bloomfield, Linden and Rahway and fifty women of diverse professional backgrounds as their mentors at the Madison Hotel, Morristown, NJ.
After the panel discussions, students spent valuable one-on-one time with their mentors learning how to give a 'personal' elevator pitch and then were accompanied by their mentors to Junior Achievement Personal Finance breakout sessions.
"We had a great group of students, and I was extremely impressed with their questions and how they engaged, " said Pamela Craig, event chair and chief financial officer at Accenture. "JANJ cares deeply about helping students, and that dedication reflects Accenture's commitment to its corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which helps people develop skills that enable them to get a job or build a business."
Pictured above: Bellaria Jaramillo, CFP, Managing Director, Wealth Financial Group, MetLife; Michelle Lee, Regional President, Northeast Community Banking, Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company; Pamela Craig, Chief Financial Officer, Accenture (Chair); Trisha Rozas, Chief Information Officer, Guy Carpenter; Nellie Borrero, Global Inclusion & Diversity Director, Accenture (Moderator); and Patricia Barksdale, Vice President Global Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 204,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
About Junior Achievement® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org. Locally, Junior Achievement of NJ (www.janj.org) will impact 39,000 students this school year.