After all, a girl is not an object that one can treat and manipulate like a puppet, a girl is someone who needs love, kindness, and someone who understands them.
The Girls Inc. She Votes 2008 Mock Election
More than 3,500 Girls Inc. girls all over the United States cast their votes for President, electing Barack Obama and Joe Biden by a margin of approximately five to one. Obama and Biden earned 2,969 votes, while John McCain and Sarah Palin earned 561.
Learn more about Girls Inc. She Votes 2008, the nonpartisan, civic engagement initiative that empowers girls to become savvy voters, engaged citizens, and future candidates and leaders.
The National Political Conventions: A Girl’s-Eye View
This summer, Girls Inc. girls reported as official press from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Experience what it was like to be a girl in the midst of the summer’s two most significant political events.
Teen Birth Rate is on the Rise
For the first time in more than a decade, the rate of teenagers giving birth is on the rise. Unfortunately, it takes celebrity teen pregnancy scandals to draw attention to unplanned pregnancies and the unrelenting pressure girls experience to grow up too quickly.
Girls Inc. Presents: You're Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self by Claire Mysko
Inspired by The Supergirl Dilemma report, in which more than 1,000 girls shared their stories of confronting the pressure to be perfect, Girls Inc. Presents: You're Amazing! is a girl's guide to giving up the quest to be "super" and to start celebrating what makes her amazing. Packed with Girls Inc. activities and quizzes, insight from girls and older teens, and advice from women role models, the book gives girls the tools and tips to feel good about who they are.
Girls Inc. TeamUp Now Available for Mobile Phones
Girls Inc. has partnered with Guppy Games, an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile games, to bring Girls Inc. TeamUp to cell phones for subscribers of now select mobile carriers.
Girls Inc. to benefit from High IntenCity's i CARE line
High IntenCity Corp., a leading accessories manufacturer, is introducing i CARE, a specialty jewelry line for tweens and teens to raise proceeds and awareness for Girls Inc. High IntenCity will donate 10 percent of the proceeds received from the line to the organization. The first collection will be available nationwide in November of 2007 in more than 100 specialty stores nationwide, plus select Nordstrom locations.
Innovators Summer Soirée
2007 Innovators Summer SoireeThe Girls Inc. Innovators Summer Soirée took place on August 8, 2007 at Harry's Water Taxi Beach in New York. The event was targeted at bringing awareness of girls' issues to young professionals in the NYC area. All attendees enjoyed a ride aboard Harry's Water Taxi, hotdogs and hamburgers, good conversation, and a perfect view of the New York skyline.
Girls Inc. opens NASDAQ to celebrate Girls Inc. Corporate Campsm for Entrepreneurs
© Copyright 2007, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.Girls Inc. President and CEO Joyce M. Roché rang the opening bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market on July 12 in celebration of Girls Inc. Corporate Campsm for Entrepreneurs. Roché was joined by five Girls Inc. girls representing five Corporate Campsm teams, who are spending a week in New York City fueling their entrepreneurial spirits and working on unique business plans. This marked the third time Girls Inc. was invited to preside over NASDAQ's opening bell ceremony.
Meet the teams of the 2007 Girls Inc. Corporate Campsm for Entrepreneurs.
Learn more about the Girls Inc. Economic Literacy Program.
Read more highlights from the 2007 Corporate Campsm for Entrepreneurs.
Girls Inc. Corporate Campsm for Entrepreneurs to take place in New York, July 7-13
Girls Inc. Corporate Campsm for Entrepreneurs, in partnership with The Goldman Sachs Foundation, is a unique six-day experience that gives teen girls from across the country the opportunity to fuel their entrepreneurial spirits, showcase their talents, and sharpen their leadership skills. From July 7 through July 13, 2007, this one-of-a-kind summer experience awards 25 teen girls an exciting corporate adventure offering insight into the demanding world of business and access to female professional role models.
Download the press release.
Meet the selected teams and find out more about their business plans!
Check out this spotlight on Corporate Camp '06.
Girls Inc. presented The Supergirl Dilemma at Wal-Mart headquarters
Girls Incorporated Chief Operating Officer, Marcia Brumit Kropf, Ph.D., presented findings of The Supergirl Dilemma to executives at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas on June 14, calling on the audience to support girls. Dr. Kropf encouraged the audience to advocate for girls by supporting and standing up for their rights. More than one in ten (12%) girls who participated in the study said that they don't know three adults to whom they can turn with problems. The study was made possible in part with generous support from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
View the entire presentation, including tips for supporting girls.
The National Council of Women in IT K-12 Alliance
Girls Incorporated is a founding member of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance, which now offers free, downloadable resources. The goal of the Alliance is to increase the number of girls who study computing at the K-12 level by improving the image and teaching of computing. Based in Boulder, CO, the NCWIT mission is to ensure that women are fully represented in the world of information technology and computing.
Download a PDF to learn more about the Alliance's work.
Visit the NCWIT website for free, downloadable resources.
On Becoming Fearless...in Love, Work, and Life
In this inspiring book, author Arianna Huffington explores the importance of challenging the fears that stand in the way of success. "You have to learn to embrace the perfection of your imperfection," says Huffington in her interview with us. Read Huffington's advice on how to empower the girls in your life to challenge the pressure to be perfect and become fearless. Then, read a special conversation between Huffington and her two teenage daughters to find out how she inspires the girls who are most important to her.
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: the Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body
In Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: the Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body (Free Press, April 2007), author Courtney E. Martin explores the body image issues that girls and women grapple with as they embark on missions to achieve perfection. Martin includes interviews with girls and women, including members of Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Learn more about Courtney's message for today's "perfect" girls.
Learn more about The Supergirl Dilemma, a new Girls Inc. research report.
We Are Family
Girls Inc. is proud to announce our partnership with the Points of Light Foundation on the We Are Family campaign to benefit disaster relief and family strengthening efforts across America. The all-star remake of We Are Family features artists such as Patti LaBelle, Ciara, Chris Brown, Lyfe Jennings, and many others.
BE UGLY '07
Girls Inc. is teaming up with ABC on the "BE UGLY '07" campaign. The campaign encourages people to be real in a superficial world, just like the title character of ABC's hit show, Ugly Betty. Girls Inc. kicked off the partnership at a luncheon event hosted by ABC Entertainment and CosmoGIRL! magazine, where Girls Inc. girls met the show's star, America Ferrera. Congratulations to America Ferrera and the Ugly Betty team on their recent Golden Globe wins!
What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self
Learn more about this inspiring book, featuring a contribution from Girls Inc. President and CEO, Joyce Roché and National Board member Susie Buffett.
New Girls Inc. study reveals increasingly unrealistic expectations facing girls
The Supergirl Dilemma: Girls Grapple with the Mounting Pressure of Expectations, a new research report from Girls Inc., reveals that girls today experience intense pressure, at ever younger ages, to be everything to everyone all of the time. Girls are particularly frustrated with the growing expectations that girls should please everyone, be very thin, and dress "right." And while stereotypes about girls' leadership capabilities and math and science abilities have diminished, persistent gender stereotypes and escalating stress levels limit girls' potential and undermine their quality of life.
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