Congresswoman McSally's Young Women Leadership Program is now accepting applications. High school age young women are eligible to participate. The press release from her office is shown below. We encourage our Upper School girls to apply. This is an incredible experience.
The deadline for applications to be turned in is Monday, May 9.
U.S. Rep. McSally Announces Young Women Leadership Program
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced her office is accepting applications for the Congressional Young Women Leadership Program, a one-day event designed to help build leadership skills and inspire young women to achieve more in their careers and education. The program provides young women currently enrolled in high school with the opportunity to meet and interact with women from Southern Arizona who hold leadership roles and have built successful careers in government, business, medicine, media relations, and other professions.
“This program is about encouraging young women to be fearless, dream big, and let nothing stand in their way of achieving their fullest potential,” said Rep. McSally. “We’ve put together an inspiring group of accomplished, driven leaders from our community who’ll be able to share their advice and experience with Southern Arizona students. These interactions are so important to showing young women they can be whatever they want to be, and I’m really looking forward to hosting this event.”
“Representative McSally continually leads the way as a role model for young women and girls,” said Mountain Vista Fire Chief Cheryl Horvath. “I am excited to join in this effort to mentor young women and help create the next generation of women leaders.”
“Once you help someone realize that they should not allow anything or anyone to stand in the way of going after their dreams (including themselves), her opportunities become limitless,” said Sharon O’Neal, an engineering director at Raytheon Missile Systems. “I think this will be a fantastic program to help inspire and encourage young women in Southern Arizona to achieve more, and I commend Rep. McSally for her effort to put it together.”
“I’ve seen in my profession how important it is to reach out to young women and encourage them to pursue their dreams and be all they can be, regardless of the barriers,” said Dr. Andrea Overman, principal of Douglas High School. “I thank Congresswoman McSally for hosting this worthwhile event and look forward to participating.”
Program participants will have the opportunity to engage with their peers and guests in candid discussions while sharing insights, advice, and stories. Participants also will learn about career opportunities in various fields and the legislative process while developing leadership skills and practicing effective communication with others.
Applications for the program, which will be held in June, can be found at mcsally.house.gov.
A panel of women leaders from the Second District will review the applications and select participants for the program. Applications can be turned in via fax at (520) 322-9490, emailed to Nancy Heiser at Nancy.Heiser@mail.house.gov, or delivered to the Tucson or Sierra Vista district offices. The deadline for applications is May 9, 2016.
Representative Martha McSally (AZ-02)
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