Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is extending its Girls Going Places program.

Guardian, New York, has been sponsoring a scholarship program for entrepreneurial girls for years.

The company now is working with Foster Klima & Company L.L.C., Minneapolis, and the University of St. Thomas to organize a Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference in Minneapolis.

The participants in the first Girls Going Places conference will be 100 Minneapolis girls ages 12 to 18.

Guardian also is working with other partners to host Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conferences in 7 other locations this year.