YPWE to hold “Give to Our Girls” campaign

May 4, 2015

Young Professional Women in Energy have announced “Give to our Girls,” a giving day campaign where donors can participate virtually on May 14.

The organization’s mission is to empower and employ women in the energy industries by providing a variety of opportunities, including internships, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities, as well as providing a platform for women to network and grow in the energy industry, and support women’s leadership in energy.

The fundraising campaign advocates for YPWE mentorship and professional training programs. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated directly to these programs.

Similar past events have included YPWE’s Launch Academy, a two-day intensive training course on “Fundamentals of Shale” at Consol Energy Inc., taught by Jim Ladlee of MCOR and ShaleTEC and Dan Brockett of Penn State Extension, and Consol’s human resources team.

Past mentorship events include “Women’s Evolving Roles in the Energy Industry,” where 20 women and students met at Chatham University for advice, internship and job shadow opportunities.

In 2015, YPWE established an ongoing partnership with Junior Achievement to bring more volunteers to its Careers in Energy program, which educates students in middle and high school of Southwestern Pennsylvania about energy opportunities and basic energy education.

YPWE’s goals for 2015 are to bring 200 women to Launch Academy, mentor 500 upcoming professionals, and host 25 networking and educational events.

Donations will be accepted at: http://www.ypwe.org/givetoourgirls/

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