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Student summer leadership event set for Tuesday
by Staff Reports
July 30, 2014 05:59 PM | 3158 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The first GenHERation Summer Leadership Series Atlanta will take place Tuesday at Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Bluestone Road, from 7 to 9 p.m.

This event will feature a panel of female professionals, interactive activities and scholarships for attendees. GenHERation will welcome a panel of accomplished women in Atlanta, including Debbie Phillips, president of The Quadrillion; Jodi Fleisig, senior vice president of Porter Novelli PR; Debbi Shapiro, founder of Henderson Shapiro Peck; marketing expert Wendy Kinney and Elizabeth Jetton, professor and consultant with CFP. The event is open to high school girls entering grades nine through 12 in metro Atlanta. The cost of admission is $10 and includes a T-shirt. Students can register online at

GenHERation is a female empowerment network for millennial girls. It provides girls the opportunity to work with national corporations and nonprofits to develop their own advocacy campaigns to address community issues. This process is supplemented through an interactive website offering informative content, advice from industry professionals and self-improvement exercises. By actively participating in advocacy campaigns and completing tasks on its website, girls have the ability to earn exclusive rewards and scholarships.

GenHERation was founded by Buffalo, N.Y., resident Katlyn Grasso, a rising senior at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a social entrepreneur passionate about empowering girls. Grasso is a member of Wharton’s Venture Initiation Program and received the 2014 Wharton Venture Award to support the national expansion of GenHERation. She is also the managing practice leader of the Wharton Small Business Development Center, the co-president of Wharton Ambassadors and the national student ambassador for Women in Toys.

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