News and Events

January 31st, 2014

Girls and their Bodies: Three Powerful Videos

Girls Inc.

This weekend, take a minute to watch one or all of these videos that have gone viral over the past two weeks, focused on girls, women, and body image. Selfie: This video from the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign asks mothers and daughters to reconsider how they look at “selfies.” The girls are asked to show […]

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January 24th, 2014

“STEM Saves Lives”–Lilly CEO stresses importance of science, tech for kids

Girls Inc.

Leaders of the pharmaceutical industry gathered in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss a growing problem–the lack of students graduating high school and college ready for thousands of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter spoke at the “STEM Saves Lives” event about the growing need for “STEM-literate” graduates. […]

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January 17th, 2014

New Strategic Plan Sets the Pace for 2014

Girls Inc.

It’s a new year, and Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has a new strategic plan to go with it! We’ve had great success with the plan our board developed for 2010-2013, and we’re already hard at work on new goals and challenges for the coming year. Over the last three years, we’ve focused on expansion […]

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January 17th, 2014

Girls Inc. Welcomes New Board Members

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With the start of the new year, the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis board of directors is pleased to welcome four newly elected members who are beginning three-year terms: Courtney Brown, Ph.D Courtney is Director of Organization Performance and Evaluation at Lumina Foundation, with a doctorate in Educational Evaluation from University of Virginia. She brings […]

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January 17th, 2014

Girl News and Issues This Week

Girls Inc.

It’s been a busy week for girls issues in the news. Following are just a few of the stories we were reading and sharing here at Girls Inc.: We started off Monday talking about the women of Sunday’s Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The representation of women in the awards show […]

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January 17th, 2014

Support Girls Inc. with Energizing Indiana

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Energizing Indiana Home Energy Assessments is partnering with Girls Inc. to help you lower your home’s energy consumption while supporting the Girls Inc. mission. When you complete a free assessment, Energizing Indiana will give our organization $25. These home energy assessments work to help raise your home’s performance, lower energy consumption, improve in-home air quality […]

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January 17th, 2014

Featured Supporter: Pacers Foundation

Girls Inc.

We are grateful for a generous grant of $5,000 from the Indiana Fever’s Be YOUnique Fund of the Pacers Foundation in support of our Bold, Empowered Girls programs! The “Be YOUnique” Fund supports organizations that promote a strong self-image and encourage the development of valuable life skills among young women. Our Bold programs help girls […]

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January 17th, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Maria De Lourdes Rivera

Girls Inc.

Since joining us in January of 2012, Maria De Lourdes Rivera has facilitated nine six-week programs. She has been a true friend to Girls Inc. and an amazing facilitator. As Maria moves back to her native Puerto Rico, we want to recognize the impact she has left in our community, which will only grow over […]

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January 9th, 2014

What message are your compliments sending?

Girls Inc.

“Your legs are almost invisible!” “Look at that thigh-gap!” “You’re barely a dot!” The photo is of my friend Jenny and her little boy. Jenny is holding Malachi on her hip, making a silly face while he cracks up. There is so much beauty in the photo: the love between the pair, the nature surrounding […]

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