State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently hosted, for a third-consecutive year, Young Women Career Day for more than 300 9th grade female students at Lawrence High School.
The two-hour program featured a panel of women from Lawrence and neighboring cities and towns who work in a variety of career fields, including an attorney, social worker, real estate agent, judge and more. Participants discussed themselves and their careers, including job duties, education backgrounds and favorite and least favorite parts of their jobs. They then broke off into individual tables, at which students had the opportunity to personally engage with each panelist.
“It was amazing to meet so many women who hold strong positions of power,” said student Renisol Castillo. “It inspired me to work harder and really go for what I want in life.”
“It was really exciting to meet professional Hispanic women from the area, one of who even grew up in my neighborhood,” said student Emily Gonzalez. “In a few years, I hope I’ll come back and inspired students too.”
“I was honored to again join so many smart and talented young women for Career Day at Lawrence High,” said DiZoglio. “They are truly the cream of the crop. Growing up, I did not have many opportunities to get to know different career paths. I started Young Women Career Day to help empower young women in our region, expose them to job possibilities they may not otherwise have been exposed to and connect them with women who are making a positive difference in the community. Thank you to Lawrence High for again providing me and my fellow participants with the chance to highlight the wide variety of careers these incredible students can, with hard work and determination, pursue after high school.”