News and Events

March 16th, 2015

Intern Update: Life After Graduation

Lindsay Wenning

What are you going to do after graduation? Do you have a five year plan? Are you sending out your resume regularly? These are all questions that a college senior gets in their last semester of school. I am a senior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and trust me, no one is slacking on asking […]

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March 12th, 2015

She Shoots, She SCORES!

Ashley Miser

The red carpet strikes by many of Hollywood’s most famous actresses has been on the forefront of the news lately, but what many haven’t heard is that there is a new lady taking a stand and making a difference in the NBA. No, this is not a typo, Becky Hammon is the first female to […]

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March 12th, 2015

Laundry for Days

Ashley Miser

Cook. Clean. Tidy Up. For goodness sakes, it’s 2015 and we are still combatting messages to women about maintaining a household. Add to the list the newest message from an apparel tag with washing instructions to, “GIVE THIS JERSEY TO YOUR WOMAN IT’S HER JOB”. I was unaware that my job duties included Manager of […]

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March 10th, 2015

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Lindsay Wenning

I am embarrassed to say that I never knew March was Women’s History Month until this year. Of course, as an intern for a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold, I immediately started researching the history of this special celebration. It was surprising to me that the celebration of women […]

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February 26th, 2015

Girls Inc. Welcomes New Board Members

Lindsay Wenning

With the start of the new year, the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis board of directors is pleased to welcome five newly elected members who are beginning three-year terms and an intern: Lori Ball Lori is Chief Operating Officer at BioStorage Technologies, Inc., with a Master of Arts in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and […]

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February 26th, 2015

Spoiler Alert! Summer Camp 2015 Sneak Peak

Lindsay Wenning

Preparations for this year’s Strong, Smart, and Bold Summer Camp are well underway, and it’s shaping up to be our best summer camp yet. Our one-of-a-kind day camp inspires girls ages 6-14 by challenging them to think in new, more positive ways, take risks, learn new skills, and be their most bold, adventurous selves! Girls […]

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February 26th, 2015

Be an All-Star for Girls Inc.

Lindsay Wenning

We are excited to announce we have been chosen from over 200 nonprofits to participate in Brackets for Good. The competition works just like the NCAA bracket does during March Madness. Each week, we will be paired with another central Indiana nonprofit to face off in a competition to see who can raise the most […]

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February 26th, 2015

Featured Supporter: Hoover Family Foundation

Amber Smith-Gipson

Thanks to the generosity of the Hoover Family Foundation, greater Indianapolis girls will have a chance to foster self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Girls Inc. is thrilled to have a $10,000 grant from Hoover to help deliver both Strong, Healthy Relationships and Bold, Empowered Girls programming. Our Strong programs address the challenges girls may […]

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February 26th, 2015

Featured Volunteer Pair: Johnna McCowen and Samantha George

Hazel Owens

Something magical always happen when two volunteers get paired with each other and it just works. This is no different for our awesome volunteer pair Johnna McCowen and Samantha George. This winter cycle the two are leading their 5th and 3rd program, respectfully. Johnna and Samantha were paired together when Johnna signed up to lead […]

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February 20th, 2015

Reclaim the True Meaning of “Like a Girl”

Lindsay Wenning

If you saw the Super Bowl this year, you saw the Always commercial for their #LikeAGirl campaign. This campaign focuses on the negative connotation that comes with the phrase “like a girl.” In the video, the director starts by asking women and men, as well as a young boy, to run like a girl. They […]

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