News and Events

May 9th, 2017

Elaine Bedel – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

Whitney Thomas

Elaine Bedel has over 30 years of financial services experience under her belt, dealing with providing fee-only financial planning and investment management for executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as dealing with wealth management services for financial planning preparation and active investment management. Ms. Bedel is currently the President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. […]

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May 9th, 2017

Donna M. Oklak – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

Whitney Thomas

Donna M. Oklak is the co-founder of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, founded in 2005. This all volunteer-based women’s giving circle has distributed $1.9 million in the Indianapolis community since it began. Ms. Oklak has had several roles within the organization including setting up the grant process when it began, serving as President from 2007 to […]

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May 9th, 2017

Cindy Hubert – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

Whitney Thomas

Cindy Hubert joined Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana as its President and CEO in October 2010 and served with distinction until retiring from her leadership role in September 2016. During her six-year tenure, Ms. Hubert led Gleaners to new levels of effectiveness and impact as the organization experienced an 86% increase in food distribution and […]

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May 9th, 2017

Anita Harden – 2017 Touchstone Honoree!

Whitney Thomas

Anita Harden, Interim Executive Director of the Madame Walker Urban Life Center, came to the Walker with more than three decades of operational and leadership experience. She currently oversees their day-to-day operations and participates while contributing to the strategic planning process.  She works closely with the Madame Walker leadership team to create programs and events […]

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May 2nd, 2017

Sustained Exposure!

Whitney Thomas

This week marks the sixth and final week of sharing the Girls Inc. Experience! We’ve discussed the importance of Girls-Only Environments, strong Mentoring Relationships, Intentional Programming, Researched-Based Curricula, and hands-on Interactive Activities! This week we will show you what Sustained Exposure is all about and how it benefits our girls. Sustained Exposure to programming and […]

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April 25th, 2017

Interactive Activities

Whitney Thomas

We’re sure you’ve heard about our mission, to inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold… but do you know what that means? Sometimes it’s hard for volunteers and supporters to put into words what our mission stands for, so we’re here to lay it out for you. During our program cycles, girls are […]

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April 18th, 2017

Researched-Based Curricula

Whitney Thomas

Of the 6 total elements of the Girls Inc. experience, we’ve covered our first three essential elements of the Girls Inc. experience: Girls-Only Environments, Mentoring Relationships and Intentional Programming. The fourth essential element of the Girls Inc. experience is Researched-Based Curricula. Similar to Intentional Programming, this element is very relevant and researched, in order to […]

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April 13th, 2017

Intentional Programming

Whitney Thomas

Of the 6 total elements of the Girls Inc. experience, we’ve covered our first two essential elements of the Girls Inc. experience, Girls-Only Environments and Mentoring Relationships. Now let’s dive into our third element: Intentional Programming. This holistic, compensatory and intentional focus on girls’ needs provides exposure to a wide variety of experiences and options […]

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April 6th, 2017

Featured Supporter: Barb Fleming

Whitney Thomas

“Without your support, our mission wouldn’t be possible,” says Barb Fleming, owner of BAF Corporation. Barb’s  involvement with Girls Inc. began back in the year 2000. She has proven many times how important it is to stand up for girls, and we absolutely admire her support! “Of course, anything to do with girls has always been […]

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April 6th, 2017

Mentoring Relationships!

Whitney Thomas

Where would you be without a mentor? Or better yet, where would you be with one? According to the homepage of Mentoring.org, youth who have a mentor are 55 percent more likely to go to college, 78 percent more likely to volunteer, 90 percent more likely to become a mentor themselves, and 130 percent more […]

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