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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold




Girls Inc. mentors help Bopha realize her potential


Living in a Thailand refugee camp for six years made Bopha's childhood both difficult and dangerous. Eventually settling in Lynn, MA, Bopha struggled to fit in with American culture and the values of her very traditional Cambodian parents who thought girls should stay home, do housework, and remain silent. All these challenges took a toll on Bopha who as a teenager felt overwhelmed, depressed, and even began to suffer from an eating disorder. Luckily, she found Girls Inc. and a strong support system of mentors.

At Girls Inc., Bopha found her voice and a place where she felt accepted. Her mentors listened and encouraged her to recognize her own potential. She no longer felt like an outsider. Instead, she had a sisterhood of support and women leaders who inspired her to overcome her obstacles and set goals for success.  

After graduating high school, Bopha attended Lesley University in Boston. She went on to earn both an undergraduate degree and MBA from Lesley. Today, Bopha is a Branch Relationship Manager and Vice President at Enterprise Bank and on the board of directors of Girls Inc. of Lowell. She is also heavily involved in Lowell’s Cambodian community.

"The simple act of listening helped me overcome my challenges and fears. I found the courage to accept myself.  With their support, I found a happiness that I didn’t know existed."

Bopha is just one of thousands of girls each year whose life is positively impacted by building trusting, mentoring relationships with Girls Inc. staff. 

Read more about how Girls Inc. makes a difference in girls' lives and check out Bopha's recent feature in the Huffington Post!


Girls Inc. Empowers Girls to Be Healthy and Embrace Sports


Girls Inc. proudly celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Despite improvements since Title IX became law, too many girls, especially girls of color, still encounter roadblocks to participating in sports. As we recognize the many accomplishments of girls and women in sports, we must continue to ensure girls have access to sports and develop the confidence to lead healthy lives. Join the movement!

Girls Inc. Celebrates National Engineers Week


Girls Inc. is proud to partner with Lockheed Martin to celebrate National Engineers Week, February 21 - 27. Girls Inc. will host a Tweet Chat on February 25, Girl Day, at 5 PM (EST) to create a conversation surrounding the opportunities that exist for girls in engineering. Along with our Twitter audience, partners like DiscoverE, and special guests, we'll discuss the barriers girls face in STEM fields, particularly engineering, and how together, we can be part of the solution. Stay tuned for details on how you can be a part of the conversation! 

Support Us

Join us on March 7 for the 2016 Girls Inc. New York Luncheon

Now in its 32nd year, our Girls Inc. New York Luncheon honors the remarkable achievements of women who are creating a better future for girls. Each Honoree is introduced by a Girls Inc. National Scholar, who will share her story of how Girls Inc. fueled her fire. Please join us in celebrating extraordinary women and girls, and the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

National Grid Builds Girls’ Enthusiasm for ‪STEM‬


Exposing girls to females working in STEM fields can encourage them to explore non-traditional careers. Thanks to National Grid, Girls Inc. girls had the opportunity to meet with mentors who showed them how electricity is generated through hands-on, interactive activities. The girls were motivated to learn about the different types of equipment, hard hats, and trucks. Partnerships like these allow girls to engage in some of the most exciting realms of technological innovation. Encourage a girl in your life get excited about STEM!