American Family Insurance Ambassador And Level Brands’ Chairman Emeritus And Chief Brand Strategist Kathy Ireland To Encourage Careers In Science And Technology

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PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 10, 2017 — Continuing her kathy ireland® Worldwide and Level Brands' dedication to promoting social consciousness initiatives, particularly those guiding young people into new career opportunities in technology, Kathy Ireland has partnered with American Family Insurance to produce mentoring programs around the country to achieve those aims.  Portland will be the launch site of the better-futures-in-technology effort Saturday, November 11.

From left to right: Keltie Knight (Entertainment Tonight correspondent/LATM Soiree Presenter), Kathy Ireland (“Dream Big Award” Honoree), William Figueroa (Director of Programs, LATM), and Maria Melton (Executive Director, LATM)

Ms. Ireland, Chairman Emeritus and Chief Brand Strategist of Level Brands and Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland® Worldwide, who also serves as American Family brand ambassador, will be joined in the new mentoring initiative by representatives from Amazon and ChickTech, as well as 75-100 mother/guardian-daughter pairs, and Portland-area American Family agents and employees. 

The program will kick off with American Family agents and employees joining the role-model entrepreneur for One Saturday to Dream Fearlessly — an event designed to inspire young girls to pursue STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) careers.  The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m. at Pure Space, 1315 NW Overton Street, Portland, Oregon and is produced by Level Brands' entertainment and event production entity, EE1. 

Throughout the afternoon, participants will take part in several activities, including: Build an Alexa Skill with guidance from Amazon; Create Your Vision, a canvas to visualize dreams and goals; Soft Circuit Kits, building bracelets with ChickTech's soft circuit kits that show participants they can create an actual piece of technology; and Video Game Design, learning basic programming and problem-solving skills in a fun way through building a simple video game.

“We are honored to partner with American Family for this wonderful campaign whose mission is to inspire young women to pursue careers in technology and help to build up their confidence, as well as inspire them to promote positive change in their communities. These young ladies are the future leaders of our communities, and I am grateful for American Family Insurance for encouraging our youth to pursue their dreams through this mentoring initiative,” says Kathy Ireland, who recently became the first woman Chairman Emeritus to launch a  Reg A+  initial offering.  Ms. Ireland was honored last month by Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM), Los Angeles' leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the mentoring of middle school students in Los Angeles' inner-city neighborhoods.   Ms. Ireland received the “Dream Big” Award for “her innovation, compassion, and long standing commitment to bettering the lives of at-risk youth.” 

kathy ireland® Worldwide supports many nonprofits including : YWCA Greater Los Angeles for which she is an Ambassador, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEF, and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kathy is named an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.   

Level Brands was founded on the premise of creating bold, unconventional and socially responsible branding for leading businesses.  At the core of both these companies, are executives and employees who graciously volunteer their time and services for the advancement of the companies' social consciousness initiatives.

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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