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Girls Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

It's good to be a girl in this world today. I like being a girl because I can speak for myself. I can stand up for myself. Being a girl makes me strong.

Girls Inc. and Judy Vredenburgh Honored by STEMconnector for Encouraging Girls in Science

President & CEO named one of 100 Women Leaders in STEM

NEW YORK - June 28, 2012 - Girls Inc. is proud to announce the inclusion of the organization and President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh in the inaugural STEMconnector™ 100 Women Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) publication.

The publication recognizes Girls Inc. for encouraging girls to view STEM fields as options for their future. Girls Inc. Operation SMART provides hands-on activities for girls to explore STEM and problem-solve, while introducing them to diverse women in these careers.

Judy is profiled with a Q&A on the importance of reaching more girls with STEM programming. The publication also includes an opinion piece addressing the under-representation of girls and women of color in STEM.

The online version will be available July 2nd via www.stemconnector.org .

The 100 Women Leaders in STEM launch takes place at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit in Dallas, TX June 27-29th. To view full details, visit STEMconnector.org/100women . A follow up celebration will be held in Washington, D.C. in October.