Thanks to you, our supporters and donors, Girls Inc. helps change the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls across the U.S. and Canada. Read about our achievements and the Girls Inc. girls who benefit most from your generosity.
In an effort to fit in and make friends at a new school, Emily did not want to let other girls know she excelled in her classes, so she pretended not to care about school. After two years of hiding her real self, Emily found Girls Inc. in her Orange County community. Here, Emily discovered opportunities to mentor girls, workshops that focused on overcoming negative body image stereotypes, and Eureka!, a Girls Inc. program that introduces girls to STEM fields and careers.
Through mentorships from Girls Inc. leaders and guidance about how to apply to college, Emily was inspired to not only apply, but to be a role model for other girls who thought college was out of reach. Having the opportunity to interact with strong, influential women gave her the drive to be a similar leader. Using the mentoring skills she discovered at Girls Inc., Emily was elected president of an organization at her school that promotes teacher appreciation and she also continued to mentor younger girls.
Today, Emily is preparing for a career as a teacher at Mills College in California.
Read more about Emily's story.
March is Women's History Month - a tribute to women who, through their innovation and vision, have inspired generations of strong, smart, and bold leaders. What women do you admire? Tell us using #GirlsInc and #womenshistorymonth.
Historical Highlight: In 1992, Mae Jemison made history as the first African American woman to travel in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Today, Girls Inc. inspires girls to pursue STEM careers like those of astronauts, engineers and scientists.
Learn more about how we girls are excelling in STEM at Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh recently sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss findings that say 63% of college-aged women never consider running for public office versus 43% of college-aged men.
Watch the discussion about how a lack of diverse female role models is impacting young women and what Girls Inc. is doing to inspire more girls to take on leadership roles.
Girls Inc. is on Instagram! Follow us here to keep up with our girls and out strong, smart, and bold affiliates.
The 2015 New York Luncheon - Celebrating Women of Achievement will be held on March 12. Each year, we honor industry leaders who are inspiring girls to envision futures they had not thought possible.
Click here to register for the event and to learn more.
Girls Inc. is proud to be a partner in Union Pacific's new Instagram contest, "What Did You Build?" In honor of their 150th anniversary, Union Pacific is asking the public to share videos or photos that demonstrate something you've helped build. If your image or video is chosen, you can designate $150 to one charity partner, including Girls Inc.
Help us spread the word!