Girl Scouts Learn About Women in the Workplace

Published 03/26 2014 05:07PM

Updated 03/26 2014 06:04PM

NORMAL - A group of Bloomington girl scouts got an up-close view of women in the workplace at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
The group of kindergarten through fifth graders spent the day learning about the different tasks of women leaders at the hospital.

They got the chance to meet with doctors and even got to touch a real pig lung in the pulmonary lab. Organizers say it helps the kids dream big and can even get them moving toward a career in medicine.

"It also gives us the opportunity for them to see the hospital in a very positive light and to come here at a time where they're not sick and to realize that we're not just a place that's scary or you come when you're sick,” said Colleen Kannaday, president of Advocate BroMenn.

"I told my mom that I really want to be a doctor, but she told me that I'd have like three years of classs. So, that's a lot,” said fifth grader Elizabeth Martinez.

The Bloomington girl scouts are still looking for leaders for the troops. If you’re interested in becoming a leader, or learning more, please click here.

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