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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold




Girls Inc. helps Giselle find her voice

Living in a town with few groups that empowered minority girls, Giselle wanted an environment where she would be encouraged to succeed. Giselle found refuge at the Hispanic Resource Center, where she participated in a leadership group. There, she began to grow, but still needed help building her confidence and finding her true voice.

After the resource center’s program ended, Giselle and a few other girls were approached about joining Girls Inc. and the opportunity to take part in the Girls Inc. Leadership Council. She was instantly hooked and turned in an application to participate the same day. She was accepted and for the first time, she felt empowered to speak her mind. The confidence buried inside her was unleashed. She took the lead on video projects, wrote scripts, and facilitated discussions about self-esteem. Her experiences at Girls Inc. showed her she had a voice, but that it was equally important to listen to what others have to say—lessons that have stayed with her ever since.

Today, Giselle is a Girls Inc. National Scholar who will be the first in her family to attend college. She is studying social work at Iona College and will travel to New Orleans as part of a service immersion program this January. After graduation, Giselle hopes to pursue her Master’s degree and possibly join the Peace Corps.

 “I hope to be a helping hand to others because I know what it’s like to not have that helping hand. One way or another, I want to improve people’s lives.”

We hope you never forget that you can advocate for yourself and others, Giselle!

Read more about our National Scholars.

In Loving Memory

Donna Brace Ogilvie, Girls Inc. Distinguished Board Chair, passed away at the age of 105. Donna led a robust life, making an impact in the lives of those she met. She was a devoted philanthropist dedicating her time and resources for the betterment of others. We are grateful to have known Donna and have had her support for over 60 years. Donna leaves behind a deep legacy of love and she will be sorely missed.


Girls Inc. Joins Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit - New commitment announced to Let Girls Learn initiative


Girls Inc., the national organization inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, joined some of the world’s most preeminent women in business, politics, and the arts yesterday at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. More than 30 Girls Inc. girls participated in the MPW High School Notebook Mentoring program, as the exclusive mentoring partner.

Read more here.

Read an article by General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, on the Fortune MPW
Summit and mentoring session.

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Girls Inc. and GapKidsxED Empower Girls

Girls Inc. is excited to partner with GapKids in their collaboration with Ellen Degeneres’ lifestyle brand #GapKidsxED. With the mission to encourage girls to be themselves and take pride in who they are, we’re working to empower girls with the tools to be strong, smart, and bold. When you shop the collection you’re supporting girls to be just as they are: unique. 

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