2016 Londonderry graduate among BBC News' 'Top 100 Women of 2016'
LONDONDERRY— A Londonderry Girl Scout is among the BBC News’ "Top 100 Women of 2016."
Erin McKenney, a 2016 graduate of Londonderry High School, is joining the group that includes Olympic medalist Simone Biles, NASA space scientist Katherine Johnson, performer Alicia Keys, and body-positive model Iskra Lawrence.
McKenney was contacted by a network representative last month. At 18-years-old, McKenney is one of the youngest women on the list.
Currently a freshman at Lafayette College, McKenney said she plans to travel to London in early December, share her story, and also help a British television network in finding lesser-known female scientists and engineers.
McKenney enjoys working closely with Girls at Work, Inc. in Manchester, and encouraging girls to find their strengths.
“I’ve learned so much about leadership and about being a mentor,” McKenney said.
For more information on BBC’s 100 Women of 2016, visit here.