Young girls can learn about career opportunities at Evanston event hosted by Chicago nonprofit

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Chicago non-profit hosting Evanston event for young girls, raising awareness on career opportunities
Cherie Animashaun, leader of the non-profit Girls Who Lead, joins ABC7 to discuss its upcoming workshop for Illinois girls.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A teen author and founder of nonprofit Girls Who Lead, Cherie Animashaun is hosting a free event that will allow Illinois girls to learn about various career fields.

"These girls get hands-on experience with leaders from around the world," Animashaun said.

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Some of the guests include state senators, who will talk about law, and pastry chefs, who will help transform a love of baking into a possible career.

Registration for the event ends Thursday and it happens on Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center in Evanston.