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: Lori Bryant
Lori, a Girls Inc. of Omaha alum, was raised in a single parent home. She spent her childhood day-dreaming about becoming a doctor and playing alongside her older brother. Despite her mother and brother’s support, she couldn’t imagine a world where a young girl could be interested in science and technology. In fact, she had never even met a “girl doctor.”
It was the staff of Girls Inc.that nurtured her talents and interests. A youth counselor named Joy recognized Lori’s need for support and would call her “Doc” to encourage her and push her toward her goal. Joy encouraged Lori to believe her dream of being a doctor was achievable and helped her get a college scholarship. Lori learned that she did not have to give into limiting stereotypes. As Lori says, she was “supported for being my original self.” To this day her friends from childhood, and even her high school principal call her “Doc.”
Lori achieved her dream and is now a pediatrician in a private practice at Mid City Pediatrics in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has two children, a son and daughter, and her husband is also a physician.
Lori encourages her patients to live in the moment and reminds them to love the person they are, just as she was shown during her time at Girls Inc. Thank you, Lori, for continuing to carry on these lessons,encouraging young people to achieve their goals.
“The goal is to be a better person tomorrow than you are today, and to leave your mark on this world.”