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Did you know that there was only one woman featured on the 2019 Forbes “100 Most Innovative Leaders” list? Out of 100 people, only one woman, Ross Stores CEO Barbara Rentler, was deemed worthy enough to be featured. It’s true — and now is the time to ensure that the next generation of innovative leaders contains women from all walks of life, backgrounds, and industries.

Enter Katlyn Grasso: a young, female entrepreneur and CEO who has dedicated her career to building GenHERation, a national company that connects young women with companies and offers them exclusive access to internships, jobs, and scholarships. To date, GenHeration has empowered more than 250,000 young women to explore careers with some of the most innovative companies in America.

Katlyn Grasso.

If you’re a parent of an adolescent and/or teenage girl in Pittsburgh, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from Katlyn in person on November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at The Ellis School. During this free talk, Katlyn will discuss what she has learned from her personal journey as a female entrepreneur, her research on leadership development and perfectionism in young women. She’ll also share how GenHERation’s approach encourages girls to channel their unique talents to unlock their true potential. Attendees can expect to leave the evening with strategies on how they can teach their daughters to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset.

 A budding entrepreneur in high school who established two nonprofits and two companies before the age of 20, Katlyn is an expert in this regard and believes granting girls access to female executives who can show them that they, too, can work—and succeed—in business is the answer. The very model of female-driven success herself, Katlyn was the inaugural recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s President’s Engagement Prize, an award that grants graduating seniors with $150,000 to help them develop innovative projects that have the potential to change the world. Empowering the next generation of female leaders—what could be more world-changing than that?  

In addition to her full-time CEO duties, Katlyn is also a frequent radio and television contributor and her work has been featured across national media outlets, including CNBC, NBC, Forbes, The Huffington Post, CBS, Yahoo! Finance, Seventeen Magazine, and SiriusXM. 

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot today!