5th Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference

Oct 15, 2013, 17:16 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Young Women Strategize for Success with the help of Junior Achievement, PwC US and Halliburton

HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 65 female students from 12th grade at Incarnate Word Academy in Houston will participate in the Fifth Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference. The goal of this ground-breaking day of networking, time management and career building is to encourage students to set personal and professional goals that will contribute to their future success. Co-sponsored by Halliburton, PwC's Houston office, and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, more than 30 executive women volunteers from Halliburton and PwC will be paired with the students to help develop networking and social media skills, interview skills and learn about cultural dexterity and diversity in our ever-growing global economy. In addition, personal mentoring will contribute to building the student's self-esteem and creating relationships that will last throughout the year as the young ladies prepare for college.

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"This conference is a key component of our 4-year Young Leaders Program," said Charles Kafoglis, the Director of Character and Leadership at Incarnate Word Academy.  "Our program motto states that we are preparing our graduates for a life of leadership, and once again we are thrilled that our corporate partners, PwC, Halliburton, and Junior Achievement, are providing this special opportunity for our students to spend the day with their professional women to learn new skills and help them see their futures in new and exciting ways."

"We are excited to continue to work closely with the students from Incarnate Word Academy," said Frank Steininger, Partner at PwC.  "This relationship allows our professionals to help these young women be successful as they move from high school into college or the job market. We are building relationships with these students to help them better understand the skills they will need to reach their individual potential."

"We are happy this year to be able to host the students at our new 215,000 square-foot technology center at Halliburton's Houston North Belt campus," said Evelyn Angelle, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Halliburton. "Science and technology are such an important part of the energy industry. We will be showing these young ladies our state-of-the-art chemistry, sensor physics and electronics labs to get them excited about pursuing these studies and to potentially consider careers in the energy industry."

About Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is the greater Houston area's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network of 12,000 adult role models, JA of Southeast Texas provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12 which focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Today, JA of Southeast Texas reaches 257,000 students in more than 900 schools.  For more information, visit www.jahouston.org.

About Halliburton
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 75,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company's website at www.halliburton.com.

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas