Girl Scouts go corporate at University of Scranton

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:17

    SCRANTON - The University of Scranton will host a day-long March 18 workshop to provide middle and high school area Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn how to build a business. The event, called Studio CEO, is sponsored by Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE). Studio CEO was created as a result of a survey distributed by the National Association of Women’s Business Organizations to members of the Girl Scouts. The results of this survey showed that only nine percent of the scouts could see themselves entering the business world, which was predominantly viewed as a male society. In order to change this stereotype and teach girls more about entrepreneurship and excelling in the business world, Studio CEO came to life. The workshop will host speakers on various topics in order to educate the Girl Scouts on creating a business from the ground up. The girls will work together to create the most successful mock business. At the end of the day, each group will present their mock company to their peers and a panel of judges, who will award the most innovative team. Participants will come from the Scranton Pocono Council of Girl Scouts, which includes scouts in Lackawanna, Monroe, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Wayne and Pike Counties. Studio CEO will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at Collegiate Hall, in the Redington Hall, on the university’s campus. SIFE, a student-run organization providing community instruction in areas including: market economics, financial literacy, success skills, entrepreneurship and business ethics. Visit The University of Scranton SIFE Team online at