Feb 07, 2017

Girl Scouts ‘Take the Lead’ with help from PPL

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania take on a unique and challenging task each year, and PPL is pleased to support them with friendly training and preparation.

More than 50 Girl Scouts from the Lehigh Valley, ages 5 to 17, turned to volunteers from to develop skills in a variety of disciplines on Saturday, Feb. 4 at one of our facilities located near Allentown.

The four-hour training included networking, interviewing, public presentation, speech writing, and formal dining etiquette. The training was in preparation for the Girl Scouts’ upcoming Take the Lead event, “honoring some of the area’s most distinguished women whose leadership and achievements have made the world a better place.” The Girl Scouts take charge of the April 25 awards celebration, serving as emcees, presenters and hosts.

The PPL employees who took part are members of the POWER Network, an employee group that supports professional development for women.

“It was great to see so many POWER Network members come out to support the Girl Scouts. Not only did they do a great job helping the girls prepare for their Take the Lead event, but they also showed these high-achieving girls the variety of careers available to women at PPL,” said Sue Drabic, senior talent management consultant.

PPL Electric Utilities Support Engineer Nicole Lacouve leads Girl Scouts in a role-playing activity.
PPL Electric Utilities Support Engineer Nicole Lacouve leads Girl Scouts in a role-playing activity.

“It is exciting to be able to bring the girls together with the POWER Network to learn the leadership skills they need for not only the event but also moving forward in life and to connect them with women role models in their community. Thank you, POWER Network, for hosting and facilitating a fun, interactive and successful training,” said Erin Vermeulen, director of Girl Experience Operations.

PPL is a sponsor of the Take the Lead event, which raises funds to help support initiatives and other innovative program opportunities for more than 5,200 girls in the region.