Last month, I posted an event for High School girls interested in pursuing careers in media and communication that took place on Saturday, October 25.  A lot of the girls knew their concentration in communications/media.  Some of the girls did not know which direction they wanted to go in their lives.

It was a great opportunity for High School girls to learn the ins and outs of the industry as well as and rub shoulders with some of the most influential women in the media/communications industry.  New York Women in Communication (NYWICI) is a great organization for women to network, stay connected and find their way in the media/communications industry.  HSO is a committee within NYWICI that helps girls get their foot in the door with college and careers in media/communications.

Below are some photos from that event.  I will be listing names form left to right.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Jan Goldstoff

Alanna McCatty, Ashley Schwartz, Bree Caldwell (me) and Jessica Styles (HSO Vice President Co-Chair)


 Students are ready for the Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker, Bevy Smith, giving her speech inspiring the students and the adults in attendance


More students


 Jessica Styles, Bevy Smith, and Jacqueline Dolly (HSO Vice President Co-Chair)


 Students pose with Bevy Smith

bevy with the girls

Journalism Panel:  Christina Mendoza (Director of Youth Programs, Educational Video Center), Jessica Abo (Freelance Anchor, NY 1 and Chief Inspiration Officer, Apploi), Juju Chang (Co-Anchor, Nightline, ABC News)and Lola Ogunnaike (Broadcast Journalist and Host, Arise Entertainment 360)


Students are ready to learn today!


Entrepreneur panel:  Jessica Styles, Bree Caldwell (moderator), Emmelie De La Cruz (Social Media Manager & Digital Marketing Consultant, John Jay College), Marilyn Simes (CEO, Digital Instincts), Corynne Corbett (President & CEO, Beauty Biz Camp Inc.) and Jessica Abo (Freelance Anchor, NY 1 and Chief Inspiration Officer, Apploi)


Members of the NYWICI HSO:  Marisch Perera, Bree Caldwell, Alana McCatty, Christine Simpson, Judith Harrison (NYWICI Foundation President), Ashley Schwartz, Jessica Styles, and Jacqueline Dolly


For more pictures, click here.   Hopefully, you won’t miss the next event 🙂