4 June 2013, Palm Springs, Ca. -- With rates of women serving as federal law enforcement officers hovering just around 15%, Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE), Inc. and the WIFLE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education, recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of women in the federal law enforcement career field, is reaching out to the next generation of female leaders.
To increase awareness and ensure there are future generations of women in federal law enforcement, WIFLE is offering a mentoring event open to 100 high school age Girl Scouts.WIFLE is holding the event at their 14th Annual Leadership Training; held June 25, 2013, from 10:30am-5:00pm at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA. Girl Scouts can earn a patch while learning about career opportunities they may not have ever considered. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants. Online registration only through June 20, 2013.
The full day of activities includes a Human Trafficking seminar presented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), recruitment fair, lunch, and a mentoring opportunity with a female federal law enforcement officer. This unique opportunity is being provided to 100 Girl Scouts in coordination with the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council.
“These women have paved the way for future generations and we envision our outreach with the Girl Scouts of America to be an investment in our communities, our agencies, and the security of our Nation, ” says Cathy Sanz, WIFLE Foundation President and retired Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Senior Executive Service.
In addition to the mentoring event, all Girl Scouts are invited to participate on their own time and earn the patch for themselves. In order to earn the patch, Girl Scouts will be required to:
• Conduct research into job qualifications for three federal law enforcement agencies
• Conduct a 10-20 minute interview with two federal law enforcement officers from various agencies (can be a phone or e-mail interview)
• Present findings on qualifications and roles and responsibilities to their respective troop
This outreach initiative is a sustainable program to increase the diversity of applicant pools for future federal law enforcement agencies in the years to come.
A short session about human trafficking is also scheduled to alert girls of the dangers and how to recognize when they, or their friends, are being targeted by traffickers.
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who help make the world a better place.
Contact: Cindy Chapman
Phone: 909.307.6555 ext.241