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 Provides Keynote Address
Shirley Washington Will Return This Year To M.C.
Board Member Vanessa Keith Advises Council During Her Interactive Workshop Session
Mathews-Dickey needs young women and professional women who believe, like we do, that The Sky is the Limit for the future! We are currently recruiting businesswomen from all walks of life to serve as career-building luncheon partners for the 2016 Career & Scholarship Luncheon, the last piece of a two-part career and professional development program for young women.
Lachlan Johnson, young entrepreneur and St. Louis University sophomore will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Scholarship Luncheon. 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.
Career & Scholarship Luncheon (Part 2)
- What: Each businesswoman is paired with a student as a career-building luncheon partner. At least 20 graduating seniors will receive $1,000 college scholarships. Fox 2's Shirley Washington moderates the festivities. Attire is professional.
- When: 11 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2016.
- Where: Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, One S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102.
- How to Become a Luncheon Partner:
Tickets for the May 6 luncheon are $100 per woman, which covers lunch for a student and herself. Tables of five women plus five students are $500. Donations of $1,000 by individuals and companies can help make a college scholarship possible. Click Here to sponsor. CLICK HERE to download the reply form.
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.
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.
'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.