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Female Leaders Empower MHS Students to Achieve Success

In honor of Women’s History Month, four female leaders from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts visited with Milton Hershey School students and hosted a leadership workshop on campus.

Each leader shared their story and discussed how they have found success throughout their careers. Speakers included Donna Holloway, Rooms Director at Hershey Lodge; Shannon Halbleib, Manager at the Hersheypark Camping Resort; Jennifer Gallia, Associate General Counsel; and Laura Woodburn, Managing Director for Attractions and Guest Experience at Hersheypark.

“The women shared their journeys growing up and how they pushed through barriers in life,” said Sharice Johnson, MHS Student Program Leader. “Their stories were relatable to the students and featured topics like resilience, overcoming adversity, and empowerment.”

Throughout the workshop, the women also shared tips on how they have maintained self-discipline to achieve success— giving MHS students the opportunity to envision their own career goals and future accomplishments.

Four female leaders held a leadership workshop for MHS students

“I came into the event with little to no motivation for my future goals and success, but after hearing from such important and driven women in the business world, I left the event with more motivation than I ever had,” said MHS senior Crystal Beriguete-Castro.

MHS students learned the importance of networking, how to stand up for their beliefs, and ways to stay motivated and driven. They left the event feeling inspired to commit to their academics and stay dedicated to pursuing their passions in and out of the classroom.

“All of these women made lives for themselves using self-learned skills, and they each have awe-inspiring drive and dedication toward their careers,” said MHS junior Diana Creech. “As I move forward with my education and develop skills for my future career, I will remember to remain true to who I am while pursuing my passions.”

Milton Hershey School provides leadership opportunities to students of all ages to help them build strong character and develop an understanding of the professional world.

Learn more about our character and leadership development program.

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