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Junior Achievement's Leading Ladies program holds 5th annual event

Posted at 5:36 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 07:34:02-04

TOWSON, Md — Junior Achievement of Central Maryland held its 5th annual Leading Ladies event at Stanley Black & Decker on Wednesday.

More than 60 students from both public and private Baltimore County schools are partnered with women leaders in the business community. The goal is to expose the young women to various careers and give them the chance to network.

"It's really an opportunity for us to bring together over 300 professional women and over 100 students for a morning of mentoring and inspiration," said Kim Fabian of Junior Achievement. "I think a lot of the networking events that happen are just that,they're networking. This is really a deeper opportunity for young women to be mentored by women who they aspire to be."

The event is sold out every year. This year, Towson's women's basketball head coach, Diane Richardson, was a keynote speaker, and WMAR-2 News' Kelly Swoope also made an appearance.