Screen Shot 2020 06 10 At 3.01.41 PmNEW ORLEANS (press release) – So You Want a Career in Athletics (SYWACIA), in partnership with Girl Scouts Louisiana East, will host “Getting in Formation for Success for Teens”—an interactive, live webinar that will introduce girls to careers in athletics, women leaders in sports and résumé building on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM CST. Interested participants and/or their parents or guardians can pre-register for the live webinar here.  There is no cost to participate.

The SYWACIA™ live webinar is open to all Girl Scouts as well as all girls ages 13-18 who desire careers in athletics. Participating Girl Scouts can earn the My Portfolio Badge after completing the webinar in acknowledgement of their commitment to develop their skills and learning.

Portia Hoeg, executive director of Centennial Conference in Pennsylvania will serve as a featured webinar presenter. In 2019, Hoeg became the first African American woman to ascend to the commissioner’s chair at the NCAA Division III level.

Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, athletic director at Dillard University in New Orleans and founder of SYWACIA will also serve as a featured webinar presenter. Barnes is the only female athletic director in Louisiana, interim commissioner of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (making her the first African American female commissioner in the NAIA Conference and the second woman).  She was also named a 2019 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year.

Webinar:  So You Want a Career in Athletics™ – Getting in Formation for Success for Teens presented by Girl Scouts Louisiana East

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM CST

Register in advance at
Open to all Girl Scouts and all girls ages 13-18 who desire careers in athletics.

The SYWACIA™ live webinar is one in a series of national, virtual events SYWACIA™ is offering to educate girls in sport about careers in athletics.  Upcoming webinars are scheduled for Iowa, Texas, Alaska and Tennessee.

Upcoming Webinars & Registration

June 19, 2020 – SYWACIA™ Iowa Webinar 
Featuring Erin Mykleby
Assistant Athletic Director for Development, New Mexico State University
Pre-register here.

June 26, 2020 – SYWACIA™ Texas Webinar
Featuring Stephanie Sharpe
Assistant Coach for Athletic Performance, Tarleton State University
Pre-register here.

July 10, 2020 – SYWACIA™ Alaska Webinar
Featuring Terlynn Olds
Executive Senior Associate Director & SWA, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Pre-register here.

July 17, 2020 – SYWACIA™ Tennessee Webinar
Featuring Terri Carmichael Jackson
Executive Director, Women’s National Basketball Players Association
Pre-register here.