When times get tough, I am grateful for Girls Inc. staff members like Ms. Tanaya who are dedicated to helping us become successful, positive, and confident young women.
Thanks to Girls Inc. I’ve discovered
that I'm not only fearless, I have a
whole world of opportunities.
Cheryl Saban, Ph.D.
Cheryl Saban's
Self Worth Foundation
for Women & Girls

Why I support Girls Inc.

When women are grossly underrepresented in positions of power, when one in three women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime, when the roots of violence against women lie in historically unequal power relations between men and women, changes must be made.

Girls Inc. plays an important role in helping girls build the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in our diverse and complicated world. Girls Inc. joined forces with the First Lady’s office to help ensure the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013. Girls Inc. programs encourage an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math, and foster healthy choices in their lives.

That’s why support of girls and women is so critical to the national and global conversation, and investing in girls, and in particular, Girls Inc. is so important to me.

Melanie Gray
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Melanie Gray, Partner at Weil, Gotshal and Manges and member of the Girls Inc. Board of Directors since 2008, first became involved with Girls Inc. through our Houston affiliate where she served as Board Chair. Melanie’s infectious energy and unwavering commitment were highlighted this year as she stepped into the role of Chair for our 2013 New York Luncheon-Celebrating Women of Achievement. Her unparalleled leadership increased the event's revenue to nearly $1.1 million ― a direct result of Melanie’s dedication, passion, and personal connection to our mission. Melanie believes giving to Girls Inc. directly builds the educated, creative workforce we need, and her investment of time, talent, and resources is helping to ensure a brighter future for Girls Inc. girls.