Motivated, charismatic and confident are only a few words that describe Lilly, a Girls Inc. Indy participant. All traits she will utilize as a Girls Inc. National Brand Ambassador. In this role, Lilly and nine other Girls Inc. participants from around the country will serve as Girls Inc. Brand Ambassadors for one year.

This inaugural program engages high school juniors and seniors, as well as first-year graduates in amplifying the Girls Inc. brand and increasing awareness of the organization’s mission and work.

“I was excited to apply as a brand ambassador. I thought it would be interesting experience. I want to go into public service or social work, and this experience will help develop my leadership skills.”

Throughout the year, these young women will create digital content, take part in media interviews and speaking engagements, and utilize social media to connect with key stakeholders and grow Girls Inc.’s community of partners and supporters. They will also have the opportunity to increase their social and professional networks and gain valuable career assets and skills.

According to Lilly, not only was delving deeper into social media skills important to her but also connecting with girls all over the country. “I initially joined Young Women in Leadership (a Girls Inc. Local program) to meet similar girls from different backgrounds and being an ambassador grows that network of future leaders. All these girls from all over the country push me to do better,” Lilly said. “We are spreading the good work that Girls Inc. does. Joining Girls Inc. is the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D., President and CEO of Girls Inc. agrees. “These passionate advocates know first-hand the lasting and profound difference Girls Inc. makes. We look forward to partnering with the Teen Brand Ambassador Council to get the word out about Girls Inc., and to share their perspectives on how we best elevate the experience and voice of girls.”

Follow Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis @girlsincindy and Girls Inc. National @girlsinc to learn more how we are empowering girls or to donate to these amazing programs.