Meet our 2011 Girls Take Charge Ambassadors and learn how they are "Filling Their Shoes!" These women leaders represent a variety of leadership experiences and backgrounds yet all have the common mission of reaching back and helping young women and girls achieve their goals and dreams! With much gratitude, we highlight their accomplishments and leadership experiences below.
Top media mogul and business expert, Jen Groover, has been tagged by Success Magazine as “One-Woman Brand” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine. In her newly released and much talked about book What If and Why Not?, Jen Groover-creator of the Butler Bag and creator and host of Launcher’s Café, shows how to transform fears into action. She is a tireless mentor to many on how to pursue their goals and dreams. Jen has served as a Girls Take Charge spokeswoman for the past four years. Read more about Jen.
Amy Hayes is the Leadership Development Leader for PwC focused on developing leaders to achieve their full potential. Amy's career has included human resources and learning and development leadership roles. She has been a Girl's Take Charge Ambassador since 2011. Read more about Amy
Birgitta A. Sama serves as Brand Director for the Tork brand of Away From Home Tissue products at SCA North America. Ms. Sama is an award-winning strategic communications leader. Ms. Sama has used her talents and leadership skills in numerous ways for Girls Take Charge. She has served as a Keynote Speaker as well as workshop facilitator sharing her enthusiasm, positive attitude and leadership advice Read more about Birgitta
Linda J. Brown is a cinematographer and faculty member at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She works on television shows, independent films and documentaries in addition to teaching cinematography in production classes. A Fulbright scholar and woman in a field dominated by men, Linda believes it’s important to dream big and work hard. Read more about Linda
Michele A Evans
Michele A. Evans serves as a vice president, Business Development for the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mrs. Evans is an experienced technology business leader with a proven record of leading organizations through meaningful change and results. She serves as a strong role model and example to girls through her leadership role in science and engineering fields.
Mrs. Evans has served as the keynote speaker for Girls Take Charge Programs in the New York Area. Read more about Michele
Carolyn M. Viens
Carolyn is the author of “Leave Your Footprints Along the Way”, a workbook written for teenage girls and their mothers. Prior to publishing her book, she spent twenty years with IBM with positions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, most recently in a global leadership role in the Travel Industry. Carolyn left IBM to focus on her passions for writing and photography and to spend time with her family. Read more about Carolyn
Kelly is the Director of Special Events for the Speaker of the PA House of Representatives. She directs numerous events and projects in this role and utilizes many leadership skills to ensure all projects are a great success. Kelly has had a highly successful career in the public sector, but also takes the time and uses her talents in various volunteer leadership roles. Read more about Kelly
As the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s personal clothier, it’s easy to see a sense of history in Katie Ermilio’s clothes. From the iconic Green Jacket her grandfather designed for Augusta’s Masters Tournament, to the Eisenhower jacket he created for World War II, Katie’s family history has inspired not only her love of fashion but also the garments she creates. Now as a standalone fashion leader, Katie is paving the way for a wonderful brand of her own. Read more about Katie
Maureen is a Senior Vice President with Marsh Inc located in New York City. While enjoying a highly successful career in the insurance sector, Maureen has had an opportunity to live all over the country including Connecticut, San Francisco, Chicago and most recently New York City. Despite an intense work schedule, Maureen finds the time to enjoy life by cycling, running and spending time with her family. Read more about Maureen.
Ann Juliano, JD, is a professor of Law the Villanova University School of Law. Ann has been a long term advocate for Civil Rights. Ann has served in numerous leadership volunteer roles. As a mother of three young daughters coupled with her professional experiences and leadership, Ann has much to share with Girls Take Charge participants. Read more about Ann.
Jen Croneberger is the Founder and President of JLynne Consulting Group, LLC. JLCG is a consulting business for sports teams and corporations that delivers workshops, seminars, and keynotes. Besides the certification of Mental Game Coaching Professional, Jen is also an author of articles, a book and a workbook/audio program and a weekly motivational blog on her site. Jen is currently the Head Softball Coach at Ursinus College. Jen was recognized as the 2009 Female Business Leader of the Year for the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry. Her relentless committment to help others reach their goals makes her a strong positive role model for the participants of Girls Take Charge. Read more about Jen
Mareeda has over seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector, which includes education and social services. As an Ambassador, Reeda can directly relate to the toss and turns of the world. Despite, a turbulence upbringing, she created her own yellow brick road to obtain a B.A. in Criminal Justice, her independency, and of course her stance in leadership. Read more about Mareeda
Alexa Klorman, Young Ambassadors Leader
Alexa Klorman is the Assistant Digital Planner for the Truth Campaign at phd network in New York City. She graduated from Binghamton University in May 2010. In college, Alexa was the president of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor society, a tour guide, and sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi. She was the Marketing Intern for Girls Take Charge. Read more about Alexa
Learn More about the 2011 prestigious Girls Take Charge Summer Leadership Academy at Villanova University!