Business leader addresses Girls State

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The President of the American Business Women's Association spoke Monday at Magnolia Girls State, advising the young ladies to develop a career path and follow it.

Theresa Banks of Hattiesburg works in the mortgage industry at The First bank, and talked to the young ladies about her organization.

Banks said the American Business Women's Association brings together women of all professional backgrounds and ages for networking opportunities.

According to Banks, the association also provides leadership and educational training. Banks said it's important for young women to continue their education beyond earning a bachelor's degree.

"Keep striving and keep continuing that education. And I'm going to go one step further and say your appearance make a huge difference in how you look in the business world. You need to be very professional looking, the things that you do today, the tattoos, the piercing's may not reflect positively in the future," said Banks.

She also said young women should be careful about the information they post on social networking web sites, because some of those messages or pictures could come up in a future job interview.

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