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May 26th, 2016

Ditch the Damsels in Distress this Summer

Carmen Vernon

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

Carmen Vernon

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

Carmen Vernon

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

Kacy Ray

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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April 27th, 2016

That’s a Wrap

Maureen Knaus

As my internship comes to an end, I reflect on all the things I’ve learned from the PR Department at Girls Inc. I’ve learned to create email newsletters in Salesforce Marketing Cloud, write blogs and press releases, edit our website on WordPress, and many more valuable experiences. I applied for this internship because the mission […]

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April 22nd, 2016

April Showers, Financial Literacy is Power

Maureen Knaus

During one of my classes at Butler, my professor used a class period to bring in a speaker to teach us about budgeting. It was one of the most valuable classes I’ve had during my college experience, even though it had nothing to do with that class subject specifically. I thought “wow, if only I […]

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April 12th, 2016

Meet Mackenzie Cain: Program Support Coordinator

Maureen Knaus

We are excited to welcome our newest edition to the Girls Inc. team, Mackenzie Cain! Help us welcome her and find out why the Girls Inc. mission inspires her. What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis? I will be serving as the Program Support Coordinator here at Girls Inc. My role […]

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April 7th, 2016

Bold Girls Own Their Own Businesses and Futures

Maureen Knaus

Girls Inc. Alumna, Kaylyn, exemplifies a strong, smart, and bold girl, working hard to pursue her career goals and passions. She applies Girls Inc. lessons, like breaking down gender stereotypes and defining ourselves as the complex girls we are and not in the way the media portrays us. In the last blog, we talked about […]

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March 31st, 2016

Microsoft Celebrated International Women’s Day: #MakeWhatsNext

Maureen Knaus

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 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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