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December 28th, 2015

Become a Stronger, Smarter, Bolder YOU

Whitney Thomas

As the end of 2015 approaches, and we start thinking about how we will improve ourselves in 2016, I encourage you all to remember a few words of wisdom we share with Girls Inc. girls in our Redefining Beauty program. “Real beauty isn’t defined by what’s on the outside, it’s who we are on the […]

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December 28th, 2015

Featured Supporter: Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

Whitney Thomas

According to the “Having it All: Girls & Financial Literacy” report from Girl Scout Research Institute, only half of girls feel confident making financial decisions, but only twelve percent consider themselves very confident. However, nine in ten girls believe it is important for them to learn how to manage money and eighty-seven percent believe setting […]

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December 28th, 2015

Girls Head Back to School, Winter Programs Begin

Girls Inc.

Winter break is coming to an end for students around Greater Indianapolis. For young girls, that means the return to school and the pressures that come with it. Things like bullying and peer pressure are among the many things that girls face in school. Fortunately, Girls Inc. provides hands-on programs to address these challenges and […]

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December 28th, 2015

Leadership Panel Inspires YWIL

Girls Inc.

A panel of five professional women from Indianapolis spoke to the Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) girls on December 9. The panel was a great opportunity for the girls to see how women achieved success despite the different obstacles they faced. It also gave them the chance to ask the women pressing questions they had […]

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December 28th, 2015

Role Modeling Resolutions

Justina Solties

Every January, we create and strive to stick to (usually familiar) New Year’s resolutions. Typically these resolutions revolve around losing weight, being a better friend or partner, or getting financial situations in order. Sometimes, though, it feels like these resolutions are simply outlets for the disgust we have of our own habits, traits, and bodies. […]

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December 23rd, 2015

Say It Ain’t So, But I Have To Go

Girls Inc.

My time here at Girls Inc. has sadly come to an end. Time has gone by so fast! It just seems like yesterday when I was deciding my end date, and now it’s here. I’m so thankful for this amazing opportunity, and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. Coming into my senior year of college, […]

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December 18th, 2015

Women Need to Stand Together

Girls Inc.

When it was announced that friends Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence were nominated for a Golden Globe, the media was eager to pit the two ladies against each other. Entertainment Weekly even boasted this headline “Amy Schumer: Jennifer Lawrence friendship ‘obviously over’ after competing Globes nods” even though later in the story it’s revealed that […]

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December 14th, 2015

Girls Inc. Welcomes New Board Members

Girls Inc.

With the start of the new year, the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis board of directors is pleased to welcome four newly elected members. The members will begin three-year terms. Charlotte Hawthorne           Charlotte is a Consultant in Global Leadership and Development at Eli Lilly and Company. She has a Bachelor […]

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December 9th, 2015

Act Like You Belong, Find a Mentor

Girls Inc.

I am a firm believer that as women, we need to build a supportive, intelligent, honest and resourceful network. And, we owe the same to other women who need that from us. USA Funds Executive Vice President of National Engagement and Philanthropy Carol D’Amico recently spoke at a networking event I attended hosted by the […]

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December 7th, 2015

What Makes Me Strong, Smart, and Bold

Ellen Humphrey

Ellen Humphrey is a member of our Board of Directors. She is the vice president of talent at Appirio in Indianapolis. We are extremely happy to have her as a guest blogger! The reason I am strong, smart, and bold is because of my mother. I was raised in a “girl power” household. In fact, […]

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