Are you a past member of Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Clubs of America)? If so, we invite you to join the Girls Inc. Alumnae Network! The benefits of reconnecting include:
- Keep informed of what Girls Inc. is doing today.
- Learn how to be an advocate for girls and girl leadership.
- Share your Girls Inc. story. How did Girls Inc. influence where you are today?
- Be connected to the growing network of Strong, Smart, and Bold women.
- Learn about opportunities to attend special events or to be interviewed on behalf of Girls Inc.
Are you a Girls Inc. alumna? Share how Girls Inc. impacted your life and shaped who you are today. Tell us about your latest accomplishments and how you are inspiring other girls.
Alumna Spotlight: Mesly Guzman
Mesly is an entrepreneur, business owner and Girls Inc. alumna from Orange County, California. Mesly credits Girls Inc. with providing her amazing, transformative experiences that helped her discover her strengths and believe in her abilities. Thanks to Girls Inc., she was able to explore career paths, gain confidence and self acceptance, and receive support, inspiration encouragement from her Girls Inc. mentors and peers.
Through Girls Inc., Mesly had the opportunity to intern at an all women’s law firm, as well as an internship with the U.S. Air Force. These experiences allowed her to see strong women in various professions and instilled in her the belief that she too could be a powerful force. After high school, Mesly went on to study Interior Design, graduating from Orange Coast College. It was during college while working at an apparel company where she found her true passion for fashion.
Mesly is founder and currently operates two businesses: Malesh Activewear and Fashion Cutting House, a cut garment distribution company. Malesh apparel is sold online as well as Neiman Marcus and TJMaxx retail stores. Mesly loves learning about the fashion industry and its constant evolution. In her free time, you can find Mesly reading books on business and leadership and finding inspiration from other women CEOs.
Her advice to girls: “Go for your dreams. No matter how crazy and wild they might seem, you will never know if you don’t try. It is okay to fail because that is how you learn and become a better person. You can ultimately do whatever you set your mind to.”