2nd annual Leadership Legacy Luncheon honors 15 women - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

2nd annual Leadership Legacy Luncheon honors 15 women

Posted: Updated:

Some of the brightest young women at Albany's Turner Job Corps got to network with community leaders Thursday.

The Job Corps honored 15 women at its 2nd annual Leadership Legacy Luncheon.

Those community leaders had the opportunity to encourage and mentor 75 female professional development students

The community leaders were chosen by the staff and students for their personal accomplishments, community service, and professionalism in the workplace.

"It is very important to me to show these young ladies that they can be all that they can be in the work place. As women today, we can do and be anything, and I need them to see examples of that," says Calandra Jefferson, Turner Job Corps.

Jefferson says the luncheon was an innovative way to address self esteem issues that many women face in the work force.

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.