21st Annual Girls Day Out
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!
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
James J. Baranello Law Office
Fadden & Associates P.T., PLLC
First National Bank of Dryden
Kiwanis Club of Cortland
Perfetti Law Offices
Plan First Technologies
Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP