JERSEY CITY - Young girls in Hudson County got a special visit from local entrepreneurs as part of the Girl Talk Takeover event.

More than 250 girls attended the event held at the Boys and Girls Club in Jersey City Wednesday.

The program is designed to connect young girls with successful businesswomen and role models from the area.

The event's creators say it's important to empower the girls and get them thinking about their futures. "We want the girls to understand what's available to them so they have as many opportunities as girls in the suburbs could potentially have," says Kerri Levine.

In addition to hearing from health and wellness experts, the girls also got to participate in a fashion show.