Young Girls Today, Potential Business Leaders Tomorrow

By Paul Bersebach The Orange County Register

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The 50 girls in the Girls Inc. "Smart Ups Business Showcase" were divided into 12 teams, each of which started a business. On Tuesday, the girls set up shop for their parents and local business leaders.

The Orange County Register

They can't drive or vote yet -- and it's likely they only shop with their parents close by -- but a group of fourth- to sixth-grade girls laid the foundation to be the entrepreneurs and businesswomen of tomorrow.

Girls Inc. of Orange County put on the Smart Ups Business Showcase at Chapman University, Tuesday, July 30, to teach girls all aspects of starting a business and running a mini-society, including electing leaders. They called it The Lady Society of Chapman.

The 50 girls in the program were divided into 12 teams, each of which started a business. On Tuesday, the girls set up shop for their parents and local business leaders.

"They get a perspective of the career opportunities open to them," said Girls Inc. CEO Lucy Santana.

The four-week course is hosted by Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics and supported by local businesses.

"We want them to see themselves as potential entrepreneurs," Santana said. ___ Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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