/PRNewswire/ -- A team of inspirational women join The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation to host the first-annual Girls Who Rule the World ("GWRTW") Mentoring Weekend, dedicated to help teenage girls from diverse backgrounds successfully navigate the pressures and pitfalls of teenage life.
On October 22-24, 100 teenage girls will gather with Marjorie Harvey, The View co-host, Sherri Shepherd , and other trusted female business leaders and entertainers - including singer Keri Hilson , actress Terri Vaughn , Essence magazine's Mikki Taylor , and CBS News Correspondent Shannon Eis - at the Omni CNN Center in Atlanta, GA for three-days of interactive seminars designed to motivate girls, and equip them with resources and education needed to be successful. The weekend experience is supported by State Farm® as part of its commitment to supporting the future of American's youth.
"Since Georgia has the highest number of high school drop outs and third highest prostitution rates among teenage girls, GWRTW is designed to offer these girls the life skills needed to overcome teenage obstacles and establish a path to success," says Marjorie Harvey, President of The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.
GWRTW speakers and workshops will focus on increasing self-reliance and high esteem. By being exposed to such leaders as Rosalind Brewer (Executive Vice President, Wal-Mart U.S. and President, Wal-Mart Stores South) and Brenda Freeman (Chief Marketing Officer, Turner Broadcasting), girls will learn the importance of making healthy decisions to follow in the footsteps of these role models. Specifically, attendees will learn about professional etiquette, appropriate dress, and even making the right sexual choices that decrease health risks. On that note, they'll be prompted to sustain a healthy dialogue with parents and guardians.
"At State Farm, we are thrilled to support The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation as part of our ongoing commitment to support the future of America's youth," says Pam El, VP of Marketing for State Farm. "Creating an environment where young women can gain the extra support they need to get a good education and career is crucial to our country's future."
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