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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 27th, 2016

Featured Volunteer: Jade Luchauer, IGT

Hazel Owens

It gives us great joy here at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, when we can partner with amazing corporate organizations and groups throughout the Greater Indianapolis area, to share in our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Jade Luchauer, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for IGT (GTech), is the epitome of […]

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April 27th, 2016

YWIL Tours Four Indiana Colleges

Maureen Knaus

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. On March 22nd and 23rd, the YWIL girls took a trip to tour four Indiana colleges! On Tuesday morning, the girls and Girls Inc. […]

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April 27th, 2016

Honor Nancy Clifton-Cripe: Send a Girl to Summer Camp

Maureen Knaus

Nancy Clifton-Cripe served on the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors since 2010 as the Chair of the Governance Committee, member of the Executive Committee, and member of the 2014-2016 Strategic Planning Task Force.  Nancy was a beloved member of the Girls Inc. family and we were deeply saddened at her passing on […]

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April 27th, 2016

Featured Supporter: Interactive Intelligence Foundation

Whitney Thomas

Girls need the opportunity to explore their interests in STEM education and careers, because girls grow into educated women who can help advance STEM fields in the United States and abroad. According to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, “Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations […]

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April 27th, 2016

Meet a 2016 Touchstone Honoree

Maureen Knaus

Girls Inc. is pleased to announce 2016 Touchstone Awards honoree, Sally Herrholz, who has over 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience at the national and local level. Jane Fortune, Dr. Ora Pescovitz, and Rev. Jean Smith will also be honored during the awards luncheon and will be featured in enewsletters leading up to the event. […]

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