Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blue Cross and Blue Shield & GSNCA Host Career Development Seminar

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBS) and the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) hosted a Career Development Seminar today for inner-city high school junior and senior girls and also gave out scholarships at the event.

The seminar held at the Birmingham Museum of Art exposed minority girls to successful minority women. Girls had the opportunity to hear several successful leaders speak about their experiences and topics such as interviewing skills and tips, finance and budgeting, ingredients for success, and stress management. Speakers included Sonja Bell, Dr. Sharon Carson Bell, Pamela Reed-Phipps, Samuel Pugh and Malinda Tankersly-White. Also on the panel was a student, Crystal Smitherman of Ramsay High School. Bettina Boateng of NBC13HD moderated the panel.

Participating high schools included Carver, Fairfield, Huffman, Jackson-Olin, Parker, Ramsay, Wenonah and Woodlawn.

Jasmine Coleman of Fairfield High School, Darnetta Smith of Wenonah High School, Shanequa Roscoe of Carver High School, Tynacesha Keahey of Parker High School, Keinesha Johnson of Jackson-Olin High School and Malena Steve of Woodlawn High School all received scholarships at a luncheon following the seminar.