ArtsWestchester Hosts ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’ Career Panel Discussion

Pictured from left to right: Panelists Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan (Breast Surgeon, White Plains Hospital) Kaitlyn Corbett (Engineer, Entergy) and Shari Mason (SVP, Financial Advisor, RBC), event moderator New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and panelists Nancy Silberkleit (Co-CEO, Archie Comics) and Hope Salley (Senior Account Executive, Thompson & Bender)

(*The following is from ArtsWestchester) 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (April 29, 2016) – In recognition of “Take Your Child to Work Day,” ArtsWestchester hosted a program yesterday to inspire young adults to reach their career goals. As an extension of ArtsWestchester’s spring exhibit, SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity, the event featured female leaders from a cross-section of area businesses talked about their career paths and how to succeed.

Titled “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…,” the event was moderated by New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the featured panelists included: Kaitlyn Corbett, Nuclear Engineer at Entergy; Nancy Silberkleit, Co-CEO at Archie Comic Publications; Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD, Director of Breast Surgery at White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care; Shari Mason, Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management; and Hope Salley, Senior Account Executive at Thompson & Bender.

The career panel took place at the ArtsWestchester gallery in White Plains against the backdrop of SHE, an exhibit that features work by 11 female artists from New York who explore female identity and feminism.

“Today, women are an important part of the workforce. Westchester is home to a wealth of female leaders and role models, working in all industries from biotech to the arts, politics to finance, medicine to law. We are so pleased to have had such a remarkable group of powerful female professionals to inspire young girls – and boys – to reach their full potential. With this program, we hope to convey to young people that they can choose whichever career path that interests them, despite any challenges they face along the way,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester.

SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity will be on view through Saturday, June 25.  ArtsWestchester gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit artsw.org/she

About ArtsWestchester
For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue.