Goldman Sachs Invites Access for Young Women for Day of Career Exploration

In honor of  Womens History Month, we are highlighting our Access For Young Women (AFYW) program, which has been supporting young women in Queens since the 90s. Across various fields, women remain underrepresented in leadership roles due to factors like discriminatory practices and unequal access to resources. This lack of diverse role models can discourage young women from pursuing leadership aspirations. AFYW addresses this by fostering leadership skills and broadening opportunities for young women in Queens. In addition to a curriculum that includes training in public speaking, problem solving, and critical thinking, the program connects them with inspiring female leaders in various fields, demonstrating the potential for future leadership across diverse careers.

Recently, Goldman Sachs invited 20 AFYW participants for a day of panels, workshops, and networking opportunities specially curated for them. The event focused on career exploration, work-life balance, and the importance of perseverance as women in a male-dominated industry. The young women met with a panel of junior-level professionals who discussed navigating early careers, as well as a panel of high-level executives, including Vanessa Resnick, Goldman Sachs Partner and QCH Board Member.

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