This business conference is a way to give women the opportunity to explore another avenue for different careers. “Every opportunity to give students experiences that help them with their career choices is awesome and we are thankful to the school district for letting us have this opportunity,” Mrs. Watkins says. The girls in attendance from Boone were Amara Austin, Madison Browning, Halie Edson, Mikayla Eppert, Alex Jacobsen, Erin Kinne, Sam Krouse, Noor Maslamani, Katelyn Mehlhaus, Jade Myers, and Landra Reece.
Excel Women’s Business is a conference for females in grades 9 through 12 and their parents and teachers. The College of Business at Iowa State University helped them to find out what to expect throughout their college career.
Stations were set up which took them through the beginning steps to start a business and how pursue with it. Topics included an exploration of the majors in business, learning about career opportunities, meeting with and talking to faculty members in each major, hearing directly from professionals working in each major, and interacting with female business students from Iowa State and hearing about their experiences and what they hope to accomplish.
The Young Women’s Business conference also welcomed counselors, teachers, and parents of the high school girls. This audience also had the opportunity to learn more about the college’s career services.