News and Events

May 31st, 2016

Featured Supporter: Comcast Foundation

Girls Inc.

As the second year of our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program wraps up, Girls Inc. is thankful to Comcast Foundation for supporting this school year’s program. Comcast Foundation has generously supported the first two years of YWIL, a leadership program that exposes girls to traditional Girls Inc. curriculum and allows them to interact with […]

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May 31st, 2016

YWIL Leads at Agape

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. To further promote their leadership development, the YWIL girls went on a trip to the Agape Therapeutic Riding Center in Cicero, Indiana on April […]

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May 31st, 2016

Summer Camp Kickoff

Girls Inc.

Our summer camp  starts next week on June 13th, and we couldn’t be more excited to serve the girls of Indianapolis during our four week programming. Each year we offer a safe and friendly space for parents and guardians to send their girls for summer camp, and this year is sure to be just as […]

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May 31st, 2016

Meet a 2016 Touchstone Honoree

Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. is pleased to announce 2016 Touchstone Awards  honoree, Dr. Ora Pescovitz, who is a renowned pediatric endocrinologist and researcher. Jane Fortune, Sally Herrholz, and Rev. Jean Smith will also be honored during the awards luncheon and will be featured in enewsletters leading up to the event. As a physician, Dr. Pescovitz believes there is […]

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May 31st, 2016

Lunch Bunch: Charting Career Paths

Girls Inc.

Last year the U.S. learned that there are more CEOs named John  than there are women CEOs. As if that bit of news wasn’t bad enough, women also make up far fewer of the percentage of surgeons, computer programmers, and economists in the United States. Unfortunately, women don’t just lag behind when it comes to […]

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May 26th, 2016

Ditch the Damsels in Distress this Summer

Girls Inc.

What are girls reading these days? Some popular titles from the last ten years include: Fancy Nancy, Pink Me Up, and Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Treasury. From the frivolous titles, it’s clear that there are not many female-driven adventures in these stories, just passivity. In fact in 2011, sociological researchers found that children’s books […]

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May 19th, 2016

Get Out and Get Strong

Girls Inc.

May is the perfect month to get out and start moving. Summer is approaching, temperatures are climbing, and the rain is subsiding. Sitting on my front porch, I notice more couples walking their dogs, boys running down the street, and parents pushing strollers, but I don’t see as many girls out and about in my […]

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May 12th, 2016

Meet Carmen Vernon: Public Relations Intern

Girls Inc.

We are excited to welcome the newest addition to our Girls Inc. team, Carmen Vernon! Get to know what makes her strong, smart, and bold.   What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? Here at Girls Inc. I will be assisting with Public Relations work. Throughout the summer, I’ll be updating social […]

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May 5th, 2016

Pursuing your Passion

Girls Inc.

In conversations with college students along with those still in high school, the same topic always comes up when discussing their future career path. It’s the myth that, in order to obtain a certain job, you need a particular degree. While this still holds true for specialized occupations like accountants and nurses, more than ever […]

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