OAKS, Pa., Nov. 21, 2016 – Earlier this month, the SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) Women’s Network hosted Girls with Goals, an initiative to help young girls learn essential life and leadership skills, as well as conflict resolution. Occurring twice each year, the half-day event provides small-group instruction to and activities for a group of 25 girls from Upper Merion Area Middle School.
Girls with Goals members participated in several tasks, including a marshmallow-building challenge and video editing in SEI’s media studio. Currently in its fourth year, Girls with Goals was founded through a partnership with the Upper Merion Police Department and the middle school to help seventh and eighth grade girls make positive choices and empower them as young ladies. The organization utilizes the “Owning Up” curriculum, which emphasizes positivity and leadership qualities. Counselors at the middle school work to identify candidates for the group.
“The SEI Women’s Network is thrilled to partner with Girls with Goals,” said Vivian Estadt, President of the SEI Women’s Network. “These girls are in their formative years, and we’re honored to provide guidance and advice, encouraging their growth into strong, leading women of the future.”
“Working with SEI’s Women’s Network has greatly benefitted Girls with Goals,” said Patricia Berger, Social Worker at Upper Merion Area Middle School. “These women demonstrate a tremendous amount of pride in helping to teach our members vital leadership skills, respect, and self-love.”
About SEI Women’s Network
The SEI Women’s Network, founded in 2007, seeks to inspire and support the professional growth of women in the surrounding community by providing educational forums, hosting networking opportunities and encouraging success through personal and professional growth. The Network is led by a board of 17 women directors, with an average of 19 years work experience. Since its inception, over 4,000 employees have attended many SEI Women’s Network events focused on educating, inspiring and connecting women in the community. The group hosted its inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit in December of 2014, and in November 2015 began partnering annually with the Kimmel Center to host “Higher Notes” which connects more than 100 women leaders in the Philadelphia community.
SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of September 30, 2016, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $751 billion in mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $281 billion in assets under management and $470 billion in client assets under administration. For more information, visit seic.com.