Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, today hosted Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization that focuses on giving confidence to girls, for "A Day at Canon" at the Company's corporate headquarters in Melville, NY.
"We are so grateful to Canon, Inc. for putting together this truly inspirational event for our girls," said Neela Lockel, executive director for Girls Inc. of Long Island. "The team prepared a wonderful day that left the girls excited and thinking about their own futures."
Approximately 30 young women ages 15-18 across Long Island attended this all-day event specially designed to bring young girls together. They were presented with opportunities to learn about Canon, be inspired by women in the workforce today and visualize their personal future career paths, perhaps one day in the technology sector with Canon.
"Canon follows a Kyosei philosophy, which means, all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future," said Christine Sedlacek, senior director of Digital Marketing Services Division, Canon. "We are excited to have the opportunity to positively impact these young women and share our Kyosei philosophy in a tangible way within the local community."
Girls Inc. guests were greeted with a Continental breakfast and received tours of the corporate showroom, showcasing some of Canon's top product lines, such as Cinema EOS and Mixed Reality. Influential female employees of Canon. across the IT, Product Marketing, Social Media, Legal and Finance departments met with the girls to educate them on their journey in the workforce and their experience with Canon.
The young women of Girls Inc. participated in a series of workshops focusing on budgeting and career planning to give them tools to positively impact their career path. They also completed their own personal journey timelines outlining how far they have come to get where they are today. To close out the day, the girls printed out their journey timelines to bring home and leave by their workspace or pin to an inspiration board as an encouraging reminder.