News and Events

March 21st, 2017

Believe in Yourself

Whitney Thomas

Wow! This statistic says a lot. If a job posting has a list of 10 preferred qualifications, women are less likely to apply if they do not feel that they meet all 10 qualifications, but a man will still apply if he meets only 6 of those criteria. This statistic alone explains why it’s important […]

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March 21st, 2017

Breaking Down the Girls Inc. Experience

Whitney Thomas

So what exactly does Girls Inc. do to inspire girls? How do programs facilitated by Girls Inc. make girls feel “strong, smart and bold”? These questions aren’t uncommon, however, sometimes it’s hard to put into the right words what a “Girls Inc. Experience” actually is. There are six key elements provided in all programs and […]

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March 9th, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

Whitney Thomas

March 10, today, is National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day, and this year’s theme is “The Best Defense is a Good Offense.” For those of us at Girls Inc., we help practice a “Good Offense” by arming girls with the knowledge and assertiveness skills to help make positive choices and avoid risky behaviors associated […]

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March 9th, 2017

Halfway Point

Whitney Thomas

Here at Girls Inc., I’ve learned so much already! I’ve been here about two months now, and am looking forward to the final two months as well! The staff are all so friendly and encouraging, as well as hardworking, and have definitely added to my success here as the public relations intern. Without their help […]

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February 28th, 2017

My Dear Body Letter

Whitney Thomas

Dear Body, I’ve gone on crazy diets, done insane workouts I hadn’t prepared for, and have felt ashamed for the way I look, when I know I should be grateful for having such a wonderful body that takes care of me and my needs. I appreciate you for all that you do, even if some […]

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February 23rd, 2017

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Whitney Thomas

As a YWIL program leader and outreach program facilitator, I constantly come in contact with many teenage girls who are trying to identify themselves. Many teens are worried about their education, future college and career goals, prom, SAT/ACT exams, parties, and social media. They also focus on building friendships and even exploring some romantic relationships […]

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February 9th, 2017

Women in Leadership Positions

Whitney Thomas

“You can’t be what you can’t see”—words often repeated here at Girls Inc., such as when we invite female scientists, engineers, and tech employees to speak to our girls and show them examples of women succeeding in STEM careers. Our girls were able to witness some incredible female leaders during summer camp at the annual […]

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February 9th, 2017

Featured Supporter: Robert and Toni Bader Charitable Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Girls Inc. is grateful to the Robert and Toni Bader Charitable Foundation for supporting our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program! With their gift, we are helping the next generation of girls become our community’s leaders. Leadership is not a top priority for girls. According to a Girl Scout Research Institute survey (2014), only two […]

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February 7th, 2017

National Inventor’s Day

Whitney Thomas

Every year at Summer Camp, girls develop their own businesses for the Economic Literacy Carnival. They develop a business plan and staff purchases materials for the businesses. Oftentimes they decide on nail painting, bracelet making, or snacks bars. However, one year at summer camp, one girl’s business stood out from the others. Serena* has attended […]

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February 7th, 2017

YWIL Goes to Salesforce

Whitney Thomas

On January 23rd, I had the opportunity to visit Salesforce with the ladies in our Young Women in Leadership (YWIL) program. The YWIL girls had the opportunity to sit in on a leadership panel sponsored by the Women’s Inspiration Network at Salesforce. The women on the panel discussed what work life was like in a […]

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