Marilyn Monroe once said, “One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.”
Jillian Megna and Danielle Kane share the same belief. They have started a club on campus entitled PINK (Power in Knowledge). This is a club based on forming female leaders in the world.
When asked why the club was founded, Jillian Megna, junior exercise science major, responded: “We want to promote the beauty of leadership, knowledge, and education within a woman.” PINK will not only focus on developing future leaders in society, but providing positive role models for younger girls as well.
Megna added, “We know more about Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMA’s than we do about women who impact the world in a positive way. We want to provide that positive light that younger girls can look up to and aspire to be.”
Megna and Kane intend to have guest speakers to talk to the club members about being a female leader in today’s world. On top of this, Megna later states, “We are very open and excited to collaborate with other clubs on projects.”
For instance, PINK will be collaborating with a local community college to help high school girls who cannot afford prom dresses. The plan is to get previously owned prom dresses and donate them to those who have financial difficulty.
There is also talk of a breast cancer walk-a-thon or bake sale, although those plans are not set in stone. Cofounders, Megna and Kane, are expecting a total of 48 girls to attend the first meeting. Megna closed the interview with “We are in this realm where we aren’t children anymore but we aren’t yet adults.
“I truly feel that this is something important.” If you want to develop leadership skills and make new friends all while doing something for the greater good, PINK is definitely a club worth joining.