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White Plains Strategist Gives Advice to Girls

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - As an environmentally-conscious business developer and consultant, Nanette Bourne creates different strategies as a means to reach her goals. As a woman of the professional world, she encourages young girls to do the same with their careers.

Back when she was a high school student, the now-managing director at Allee King Rosen & Fleming ’s Hudson Valley office wasn’t aware of all the options women would have to become successful in the workplace. In fact, she barely knew what it meant to work as a company’s CFO. Bourne will be available to discuss her experiences this Oct. 5 at Girls Inc. of Westchester’s Power of the Purse event at LIFE: A Place to Be in Ardsley, NY.

Bourne says her mission is for young girls to recognize "all the different avenues that can lead to a healthy, productive and well-balanced life.”

Bourne's desire to lead others in the right direction likely stems from her chosen career. She aids her company's Westchester affiliates to manage smaller endeavors, like private housing projects, to larger ones, like redeveloping the Yonkers waterfront to include more residential, commercial and tourist interests.

Bourne has worked in White Plains for almost two decades, making it hard to believe that she didn’t always have a clear picture of what she wanted to do when she grew up. That’s why she reminds young girls that back during her college years, she changed her undergraduate study three times. She is also the former director of a children's day care center in Santa Monica, California. “A great education can send you in a thousand different careers,” she says.

Bourne lives in White Plains with her husband John and four children, Justin, Brianna, Ben and Mike. It's apparent she has passed her own value for seeing and exploring different career options onto her daughter, Brianna, who currently teaches snowboarding lessons in New Zealand with plans to do the same in Japan.

Meet Nanette Bourne and other local professionals this Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Girls Inc. of Westchester's Power of the Purse event. The organization will continue to stay true to its mission which is "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold."

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