Virtual edition planned for Day of the Girl

Girls, 10-15, can take part in online workshop

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Junior Achievement of North Florida will host a virtual edition of the 5th Annual Day of the Girl. Girls ages 10 to 15 can participate in the online event from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, July 10.

A subprogram of the JA Girl$ Initiative, the event is designed to prepare girls and young women for economic success. The workshops are free but will be limited to 200 attendees. Students can register at https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-norflor/day-of-the-girl.

"We are excited to deliver important lessons to girls and young women to help them prepare for their professional futures in a fun, hands-on and engaging way again this year,” said Teresa Smith, vice president of programs for JA of North Florida. “Our team led by our JA Girl$ Program Director Carly Norton has put together a great program with female entrepreneurs and coaches that will provide valuable information as we celebrate the potential of girls.”

The event will feature an interactive workshop on self-esteem with Dr. Phenessa Gray from EmpowerCREATIVE! Studios or Coach J Dianne Tribble of At the Table Coaching. Gray, a certified social and emotional intelligence coach, and Tribble will discuss self-esteem and personal branding as it relates to economic success.

Entrepreneur Christie Jones Bird will also speak. She is the founder and owner of Jones and Rose Luxury Bath and Body Products. She will talk about how she created her skincare business and how to create bath and body products at home.

The event will include trivia games and live music where the girls can request a song. Each girl who completes the Day of the Girl will also receive an Amazon gift card.

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