KC women professionals talk mentorship with female students

Posted at 11:42 AM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 12:42:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The first-ever Future Women's Leadership Forum was put on by Youth Entrepreneurs and Junior Achievement of Kansas City. 

It paired 75 female students, ranging from sophomores to seniors at area high schools, with 75 professional women in an assortment of fields from the Kansas City area. 

It was a day devoted to teaching young women about mentorship, career success, goal setting, authenticity, and providing them with an opportunity they might not have otherwise. 

Megan Sturges, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater KC, discussed the importance of such an event saying, “The earlier you start engaging with students, the more likely they are to succeed. So, we said why don't we fill that void and let's offer an opportunity for high school students who are ready to transition to the next phase of their life. Let's put them in front of women who can help them get there and elevate them to their greatest potential." 

While this was the first Future Women's Leadership Forum, organizers believe this will not be the last.