This week’s guest blog is from School to Career specialist Cynthia Davis. Thank you Ms. Davis for sharing your thoughts.
Sponsored by the RI Manufacturer’s Association, 5 sophomore and junior girls from SHS recently attended the “Making It Real – Girls in Manufacturing” Summit in Groton, CT. In addition to enjoying the 3 hands-on workshops, they were inspired by keynote speaker, Leslie Taito, Senior VP for Corporate Operations at Hobe Global, a worldwide manufacturing company based in Cumberland, RI. Quotes from the students: “It would be challenging to be the only girl but easy being the only girl if you love what you’re doing.” “I am a take-charge leader but I realized that I have to listen to the workers and not do just what I want to do.”