22nd Annual The Sky is the Limit
"The Sky Is The Limit" celebrates 22 years of career-readiness and guidance to more than 4,500 young women in the St. Louis area.
Lachlan Johnson Provided Keynote Address
Shirley Washington Returned This Year To M.C.
Board Member Vanessa Keith Advises Council During Her Interactive Workshop Session
Mathews-Dickey brought together young women and professional women who believe, like we do, that The Sky is the Limit for the future! Businesswomen were recruited from all walks of life to provide seminars, mentor and serve as career-building luncheon partners for the 2016 "Sky Is The Limit".
Women in Careers Workshop Re-Cap (Part 1)
The Women in Careers Workshop on April 2nd was the first step of a two-part journey for the students, who will have an opportunity to interact with professional women who share their experiences and offer guidance on career topics. Each attended three 45-minute workshop sessions and learned about making smart, healthy choices concerning branding themselves, social media usage and online security, financial planning and some of the unique opportunities and challenges unique to women in health care, event planning, communications, STEM and other fields.
Sessions were led by accomplished professional women from a diverse array of employers such as Fox2Now, Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership, BJC HealthCare, MasterCard, Monsanto, Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley, Banfield Pet Hospital, Purina, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and General Mills in the community. View the event’s album on Facebook to see photos from the event and learn more about the sessions at https://www.facebook.com/204323896272222/photos/?tab=album&album_id=992283567476247
Career & Scholarship Luncheon (Part 2)
Friday, May 6, 2016 at theHilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, each businesswoman was paired with a student as a career-building luncheon partner. Twenty-one graduating seniors received $1,000 college scholarships. Fox 2's Shirley Washington moderated the festivities.
The luncheon was the second step of a two-part career and professional development program for young women. Shirley Washington of Fox2Now MC's and provided words of encouragement. Entrpreprenuer & Saint Louis University student Lachlan Johnson provided the keynote. Johnson has owned two businesses, the first was a collaboration with her older sister and younger brother to build a successful business by creating a combination toy and fashion accessory for kids that is now carried online, and in hundreds of retail stores across the country. AT&T professional Courtney Rakers shared her reflections as a former participant and scholarship winner.
Because of You, from Sky Is The Limit 2015
- 96% of students made a productive connection with an adult mentor.
- 100% learned something to improve their networking skills.
- 97% learned something that made them more hopeful about their future.
'The Sky Is The Limit' 2016 Women In Careers Workshop Participants
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Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) United Way member agency that annually provides educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs to more than 40,000 young people from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since 1960 the Club has taught youth respect, restraint and responsibility so that they may obtain credibility, integrity and accountability. For more information, call Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 228.