Madeleine Smith_2

1. What will be your role at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis?

My role is that of Vice President of Development and Public Relations. As such I will oversee all fundraising, communications, and marketing functions for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis.

2. What about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to you?

While there are certainly other organizations that serve youth in Indianapolis, the mission of Girls Inc. is totally unique and highly relevant in today’s society. I’m excited to work on behalf of this organization which directly addresses the needs and challenges facing girls, specifically teaching them to value and care for themselves, develop their leadership skills, and never shy away from their own intelligence.

3. How are you strong, smart, and bold?

I’ve battled my own self-confidence and body image issues; I think that’s a normal part of our own growth and development. However, I try to focus on the ways I am strong, smart, and bold, by seeking out strong mentors, both in my personal and professional life. I actively attempt to surround myself with strong, smart individuals from whom I can learn. I read all the time and really try to educate myself on the world around me. Finally, I love to demonstrate boldness by helping other women and girls to see their own worth and fight their own confidence issues, which is part of why I’m so thrilled to be at Girls Inc.!