DAYTON, OH - Today, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio announced that Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, will be the keynote speaker for The Sky’s The Limit, on September 26, 2019, at Sinclair Conference Center in Dayton. This first-time fundraising event will support expanded STEM programming.
The evening event will showcase what can happen when girls are encouraged to dream and live their lives without limits. Dr. Jemison will share the triumphs and obstacles she overcame on her journey as an astronaut, a dancer, and the owner of nine doctoral degrees. Her message will include life-changing advice for current and future female leaders in the Miami Valley.
“The world needs more G.I.R.L.s -- the acronym for go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders,” said Kat Steiner, Director of Development, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “The Sky’s The Limit goal is to raise funds so Girl Scouts can mentor more, lead more, equip more and unleash more G.I.R.L.s to take the extraordinary journey of leadership.”
STEM has been a foundation of Girl Scouts since the organization's inception more than a century ago, and over the last few years, Girl Scouts has significantly expanded its STEM opportunities, with a goal of adding 2.5 million girls to the STEM workforce pipeline by 2025.
Selected event sponsorship packages remain; please contact Kat Steiner at email@example.com to learn more. Local sponsors already committed include the U.S. Department of Defense STEM, Cox Media, Central State University, CareSource, Sinclair Community College, UES, USI, Trophy Nut, and The Ohlmann Group.
Tickets to the public will go on sale July 1, 2019. For more information, visit gswo.org/sky.
We're Girl Scouts of Western Ohio—the 6th largest Girl Scout council in the country, with more than 39,000 girl members and more than 11,000 adults in 32 counties throughout western Ohio and southeastern Indiana who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, we’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And as a United Way-funded agency, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit gswo.org, or follow Girl Scouts of Western Ohio on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.