Women’s Business Brunch Connects Students and Professionals

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Long Beach High School hosted its third annual Women’s Business Brunch on Jan. 31, providing young women from the DECA and business classes with a morning of inspiration and encouragement for future aspirations and success. Local professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs represented a variety of industries and shared their experiences and advice. 

Following breakfast, the group participated in ice breaker introductions and a bingo game based on women in business. Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kelly Sullivan sponsored the event and organized the activities in collaboration with teacher Blake Malizia, and students helped facilitate aspects of the gathering. Leah Tozer of Engel and Volkers addressed the audience as a keynote speaker, and other guests were Natalie Coutu, Kristin Glocksien, Lisa Horowitz Alison La Ferlita, Barbara Ladesou, Johanna Mathieson, Liz Nachman, Lori Rinaldi and Melissa Scauri. 

The event concluded with speed networking sessions in which the students learned more about business opportunities available and how to pursue their goals. The district thanks the professionals for coming in and serving as positive role models.