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May 30th, 2013

When Being Nice Accidentally Becomes Gender Bias

Linh Preston

We enrolled our daughter, whom the Internet knows as “H,” in karate when she was five years old. Her kindergarten teachers noticed an immediate change in her demeanor – she started using her words instead of tears when classmates got into her space. She exhibited more self-confidence. We were on our way to a Strong, […]

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May 30th, 2013

Start Your Engines!

Girls Inc.

Ever wonder how we make it look so easy?  Here at Girls Inc. we believe in working smarter-not harder. Over the course of the past several years we have begun to take that concept to heart. Knowing that in a calendar year we will need to reach “X” amount of girls in “Y” amount of […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Girls Inc.

Our guest blogger, Poonam Gill, is a Girls Inc. Volunteer Program Facilitator and a Lunch Bunch Career Mentor.  She pursued a career in engineering and was often the only female in a classroom or business meeting which has taught her a lot about having confidence within herself.  She is the mother of a young daughter […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Girls have the capacity to be strong

Girls Inc.

I am typically a news junkie, but yesterday I didn’t want to watch the news.  For the second time since becoming a new mom just 7 months ago, I turned my head away from the images on TV and the updates on Twitter and focused, even more so, on my child. I accept that we cannot […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Building a New Social Network

Girls Inc.

Today’s guest blogger, Amy (A.E.) Irwin, is currently co-facilitating two programs with Girls Inc. Irwin is a writer who has also worked in sales, marketing and social work. She has advocated for girls in previous volunteer roles with the American Association of University Women and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  When I co-facilitated “Work It Out” for […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Our Volunteers Are Superstars

Girls Inc.

April is volunteer appreciation month and Girls Inc. would like to extend a special thank you to our volunteers.  Your passion, enthusiasm, and support for the Girls Inc. mission only confirm what we already know to be true…YOU ARE SUPERSTARS! Like so many women of today, you are juggling many responsibilities in your daily lives.  […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Treat Yo’ Self!

Girls Inc.

It is no secret that women tend to be very nurturing creatures by nature. Because of this, we can take on so much and just go, go, go without taking the necessary time we need for ourselves to just rest, relax, and recharge. This “go, go, go” lifestyle starts at a young age and carries […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Celebrating our history

Girls Inc.

It’s that time of year again, Women’s History Month. Our mission is to inspire girls across the city every day, but it’s the women of history that have inspired our staff here at Girls Inc.!   In 1972, Sarah Pierce established the first institution in America for higher education of women. Provided by the Litchfield Historical […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Redefining Beauty: Turning Weakness into Strength

Girls Inc.

Today’s guest blogger, Amy (A.E.) Irwin, is currently co-facilitating two programs with Girls Inc. Irwin is a writer who has also worked in sales, marketing and social work. She has advocated for girls in previous volunteer roles with the American Association of University Women and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  I recently finished co-facilitating our “Redefining Beauty” […]

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May 23rd, 2013

Meet Hazel Owens, Volunteer Partnership Coordinato

Girls Inc.

What will be your primary projects at Girls Inc.?   My role here at Girls Inc. is to effectively develop relationships with corporations, associations, and community groups to recruit and engage volunteers to meet the needs of greater Indianapolis girls. What about the Girls Inc. mission appealed to you? I absolutely love the entire mission […]

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