News and Events

March 31st, 2016

YWIL Gets Ready for the Future

Girls Inc.

Our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program encourages young women to seek male-dominated leadership roles, further their education, develop skills to promote career readiness and understand the need for financial independence. In February, YWIL participants took a trip to Vertellus Specialties in celebration of National Engineers Week to inspire girls to pursue careers in science, technology, […]

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March 31st, 2016

Imagine The Difference YOU Can Make!

Hazel Owens

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16th), Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis would like to take time to thank all of our amazing volunteers for their time, passion, and dedication to girls in the greater Indianapolis area! Because of the many great volunteers we have, the girls we serve are becoming more […]

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March 31st, 2016

Microsoft Celebrated International Women’s Day: #MakeWhatsNext

Girls Inc.

We love it when strong female role models are recognized in the media. Unfortunately, they aren’t recognized enough, making it difficult for girls to picture themselves in certain careers, particularly science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This makes what Microsoft did for International Women’s Day all the more awesome. Microsoft celebrated female inventors in order […]

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March 31st, 2016

Meet a 2016 Touchstone Honoree

Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. is pleased to announce Jane Fortune, a philanthropist, art collector, community leader, lecturer and author, as one of the women to be honored at our 2016 Touchstone Awards. Sally Herrholz, Dr. Ora Pescovitz, and Rev. Jean Smith will also be honored during the awards luncheon and will be featured in enewsletters leading up […]

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March 31st, 2016

Spring Campaign Going On Now

Girls Inc.

Thank you to all our Girls Inc. Champions for your generous support through Brackets For Good, the competition where everyone wins. The points you scored by donating to Girls Inc. will help us continue to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Thank you! Our work doesn’t stop with Brackets because the spring campaign […]

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March 31st, 2016

Featured Supporter: Old National Bank Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Young women in Indianapolis face low levels of educational attainment, pay inequalities, and lack of financial literacy that create barriers to performing to their potential. 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 […]

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March 25th, 2016

Opportunity

Kacy Ray

I was recently in Thailand on my belated honeymoon and, as often happens when I travel, I was struck by how fortunate I am to have had the education and opportunities than many girls across the world do not have access to. The fact that here in the United States all girls are given the […]

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March 23rd, 2016

Girls Inc. Alumna, Kaylyn, Pursues Business

Girls Inc.

During our first blog in this series about former Girls Inc. girl, Kaylyn, we learned about how her experience in Girls Inc. summer camp, YWIL, and media literacy programs impacted her life and inspired her to be the strong, smart, and bold girl she is today. Through her Girls Inc. experience, she discovered the ways […]

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March 17th, 2016

Intern Update: Halfway Point

Girls Inc.

I can’t believe it has been almost two months since I started my position as the Public Relations Intern here at Girls Inc. It’s amazing because every day flies by and I’m not even looking at the clock. Sometimes I find myself losing track of time because I’m so immersed in the work I’m doing. […]

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March 7th, 2016

Can You Survive a $400 Emergency?

Justina Solties

Money – the taboo topic that no one wants to talk about. But we need to be talking about it, particularly with the young people in our lives. And we can no longer keep putting this off. In 2013, the Federal Reserve released a report that focused on the economic well-being of households. One of […]

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