JA Leading Ladies | Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

JA Leading Ladies


Redefining Career Pathways for Women

When: *new date* May 12, 2020
Where: Stanley Black & Decker Towson Headquarters, 701 E. Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

JA Leading Ladies connects businesswomen and outstanding female high school students in the Baltimore area to celebrate successes, develop talents, capture new opportunities and inspire the next generation of women leaders. The event celebrates the power of women at various ages and stages of life, and inspires participants with increased knowledge and confidence to further their career goals and network building. Through presentations, table discussions and interactive student/mentor activities, the event stays true to the hands-on JA philosophy of providing real-world experiences that help youth create an aspiration and plan for their futures.
The U.S. Department of Labor defines a nontraditional career as one in which 25% or less of those employed across the field are women. Non-traditional careers encompass a range of occupations, including architects, engineers, financial analysts, computer programmers, and construction personnel—some of the most in-demand and high-paying jobs that exist in our region today.
Join Junior Achievement for an enlightening morning program that will bring more than 200 area professionals and 100 outstanding female high school students together to foster a more gender-balanced workforce. You'll experience inspiring presentations and participate in meaningful mentor activities that will help the young women participants gain insight into the possibilities available to them, in a supportive environment where their voices are heard. One in five JA students pursue the same career field as their JA mentor—which means your impact in these activities can last a lifetime!

The JA Leading Ladies Event Features:

  • A networking breakfast
  • Welcome and insights from Mary Ann Scully, President and CEO of Howard Bank
  • Emcee appearance by Kelly Swoope, News Anchor of WMAR-2 News
  • A series of engaging mentor activities
  • Dynamic speakers

Presenting Sponsor

Howard Bank

Host Sponsor


Table Sponsors



Allstate Foundation

Arnold Packaging

Atlantic Union Bank

BGE Home

The Baltimore Life Companies

Brown Advisory


Chesapeake Urology


CREW Baltimore

Deloitte and Touche, LLP

Harkins Builders

Hatch Exhibits 

Howard Community College

Humphrey Management

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Kite Technology Group

Lion Brothers

Lockheed Martin

M&T Bank

Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)

Maryland Governor's Workforce Development Board



Nemphos Braue



RBC Wealth Management

Robert Half


State Farm

Tegeler Construction and Supply 


Think | Stack


Towson University

Toyota Financial Services




Whiteford Taylor and Preston, LLP

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


Student Sponsors

Greenspring Advisors 

ABC Greater Baltimore

Adrian Steel of Maryland

DP Solutions

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Fast Signs of Annapolis

Growth Solutions Team

Katzen Eye Group

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Wilmot Modular Structures, Inc.












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