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Sweeny High School POWER SET Participates in "Women in Industry" Conference

March 14, 2016

    On Friday, February 19th, members of Sweeny High School POWER SET participated in the first annual "Women in Industry" conference at The Galvez Hotel in Galveston. The day-long conference introduced POWER SET members to the opportunities available for women in the petrochemical industry. It was a day of motivation, success stories, career strategies and networking. The keynote speaker, Patricia Hairston of GSC Solutions, was motivating, telling the audience that "You Can Do It", and giving 5 keys for developing a career in non-traditional industries for women. Another noteworthy speaker was Ginger Kerrick. Ms. Kerrick, the first Hispanic woman flight director at NASA, spoke of overcoming personal challenges and creating a successful career in a technical industry. In addition to the amazing speakers, POWER SET members also met with various industry representatives from ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips, Dow Chemical and more. Also at the conference were community college representatives from Brazosport College, Wharton County Community College and others. The experience was overwhelmingly positive and one we hope to repeat next year.



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