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September 23rd, 2016

Fly High Aviation Sheroes: Honoring Girls In Aviation Day

Whitney Thomas

Have you ever thought about the modern marvel of air travel? Like how a giant metal bird glides through the sky? Think about it…you get on the plane, buckle up, open your new library book, and you are at your destination without any work! Thanks to many courageous women and men, we can kick back, […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Vicki Bohlsen

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Jeanne Fuqua

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences with […]

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September 21st, 2016

American Business Women’s Day: Helen K. Goldstein

Girls Inc.

In honor of American Business Women’s Day, we’d like to share some of the stories of our entrepreneurial board members. Today is American Business Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and women in the work force. We asked board members about their accomplishments, experiences […]

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September 15th, 2016

Inspiration with International Youth Workers

Shannon Cochran

In August, I had the opportunity to travel to Vienna, Austria for an international youth workers conference. The conference theme was, “Together Toward a Better World for Children, Adolescents and Families.” It was amazing opportunity to learn about other cultures, make new friends, and practice my extremely limited German. But the trip also reminded me […]

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August 31st, 2016

Meet Rachael Chatham, PR Intern

Whitney Thomas

What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I will be the public relations intern. My job will be managing social media, blog posts, the newsletter, and any other necessary tasks. What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you? I have a very strong, bold, and smart grandmother that accomplished so […]

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August 25th, 2016

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Whitney Thomas

Today we commemorate the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—women’s right to vote. On Women’s Equality Day, I celebrate my right to vote and have my voice be heard! I always grew up with this right. It wasn’t until my first high school history class that I learned the long herstory behind women’s fight for equal […]

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August 17th, 2016

Girls Inc. Summer- A Time to Thrive

Whitney Thomas

As school has begun all over Indianapolis, and we shift our program focus toward our school partners, we also reflect back on another successful summer camp. We want girls to remember their time at summer camp, and have the opportunity to continue exercising The Girls’ Bill of Rights like they did at camp. 1. Girls have […]

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August 9th, 2016

Goodbye Indy, Goodbye Internship

Girls Inc.

When I began my internship at Girls Inc., I’d open my email to jackpot after jackpot. “Cupcakes from a volunteer.” “It’s national donut day!” “Leftover cookies from last night’s event.” I ate it all: the cupcakes, the donuts, the cookies—even the occasional banana at staff meetings. But, this internship gave me so much more than […]

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August 4th, 2016

Roadblocks to Rio

Girls Inc.

Before women were allowed to compete in the Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee, asserted that “an Olympiad with females would be impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic, and improper.” If you’re a supporter of Girls Inc., you know that Coubertin’s claim is absurd. Take our Women’s National Soccer Team as an example. Since […]

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