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: Bopha Malone
Bopha is a Girls Inc. National Scholar and alumna from Lynn, Massachusetts. When she was three years old, she and her family were forced to flee Cambodia to neighboring Thailand to escape political violence and genocide. At age nine, Bopha and her family moved to the United States.
Growing up, Bopha struggled to fit in with her traditional Cambodian family while embracing her new American identity. Entering high school, she discovered Girls Inc., where she found a network of caring women who helped her discover her identity, gain self-confidence, and prepare for the future. With guidance and encouragement from Girls Inc., Bopha was able to attend and graduate from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
After a year of volunteering in Cambodia, Bopha began her career in banking through an opportunity provided by one of her Girls Inc. mentors.
Today, Bopha is the Regional Business Advisor and Vice President of Enterprise Bank in Lowell, MA. She serves on the board of directors of Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, as well as several other boards within her community, taking every opportunity she can to give back to others. Bopha is married and a mother of two.
Bopha credits her success to Girls Inc. and the mentors she found who took the time to advocate and encourage her to overcome her challenges and fears. Bopha’s advice for young girls today: “Strong women mentors can help you develop a vision of your future self. Don’t be afraid to ask women you admire for guidance and support. When you are experiencing setbacks and want to give up, remind yourself of the vision you’ve created – this will reenergize you to keep going along the right path!”