Girls Day out 2023 is presented by EDF Renewables (Homer Solar Energy Center)

Thanks to a generous additional donation from our platinum & presenting sponsor, EDF Renewables, this event will be FREE for all participants!

Register today!

For the first time, Girls Day Out, hosted by Tompkins Cortland Community College, will shift its focus to girls in grades 6-9. This unique day of activities will be held on March 4, 2023, just days before International Women’s Day. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity, and we plan to do just that. We will engage and empower ALL girls in our community by equipping them with the tools to go out into the world as we see them: equal, powerful, and unstoppable.

The day’s events will include the following:

  • An informative and empowering panel and Q&A with inspiring women who are experts in career preparation, physical and mental health, and self-confidence.
  • An interactive career fair with accomplished women from the Cortland community and surrounding areas.
  • Meditation with Usui Reiki Master, Rhonda Giglio.
  • A ukulele lesson with board-certified music therapist, Melissa Simmons.
  • A collaborative art project with local artist Molly Reagan AKA Good Neighbor Art.
  • An engaging science project with TC3 students.
  • An end-of-day pool party!

Lunch and a snack will be provided, along with a 2023 Girls Day Out t-shirt!

When: March 4, 2023, from 8:45 am -3:45 pm.

Where: Tompkins Cortland Community College (Park in Lot #4)

Registration: Although free, this event still requires registration. Pre-registration by March 3 is strongly encouraged!

There are only 100 spots available;  Register today!

Make sure to bring: a bathing suit, a towel, and a water bottle. Please leave valuables at home.


Career Fair Participants

Boyce Thompson Institute / Gisel Delacerda & Megan Truesdail / Plant Scientist & Education and Outreach Coordinator

City of Cortland Police Department / Paige Kinner & Savanna Hilker / Patrol Officers

Cortland Child Advocacy Center / Paige Potter / Community Outreach Educator

Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District / Amanda Barber / District Supervisor

DeRuyter Central School / Maureen Alger / High School Counselor

EDF Renewables / Haylee Ferington / Community Relations Manager

Global Heart Healing and Massage / Sarah Tobey / Licensed Massage Therapist

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center / Nancy Towne / Nursing Director 

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center / Erica Skipton / General Surgeon

Intertek / Kelly Chapman & Kristie Ray / Lead Engineer & Engineering Supervisor 

Josie’s Journey /Tammy Barrows-Goddard / Owner

Just Chill Custom Gifting By Carol LLC & Seeps & Bloom Tea Lounge / Carol Hill RN, BS, MHA, CPC / Small Business Owner & Independent Nurse Consultant

M&T Bank / Rachel Bearup / Bank Manager 

Sarah Walter / Speech-Language Pathologist

Seven Valleys Health Coalition / Olivia Catalano / Public Health AmeriCorps 

SUNY Delhi / Sarah Poole/ Assistant Professor 

TC3 Career Services / Hal Pietros-Brown / Advisor, Coordinator of Career Services

US Air Force / Alice Anderson / Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)

USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service / Erin Kurtz / District Conservationist

2023 Girls Day Out Sponsors:

Platinum & Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Asempe Kitchen

Beck Equipment

Josie’s Journey

Bronze Sponsors
James J. Baranello Law Office
Cortland Health Center
Fadden & Associates P.T., PLLC
First National Bank of Dryden
Kiwanis Club of Cortland
NYCM Insurance
Perfetti Law Offices
Plan First Technologies
Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP

Special thanks to YWCA Cortland’s 2023 Persimmon Partners: