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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

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.

Editorials

Empowering Girls Through Media Literacy

Despite the strides made towards achieving gender equality in the U.S., the portrayal of women and girls in media and culture continues to promote and reinforce negative stereotypes and images. From television and film to magazines and marketing campaigns, girls are bombarded with messages that tell them how they should look, act, and who they should become.

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Encouraging Girls to be Financially Savvy and Independent

Great strides have been made in the rights and roles of women in today's society. More and more women are earning degrees, breaking into traditionally male dominated fields, and supporting themselves financially.

In fact, it is estimated that within a decade, women will control 75% of the consumer wealth in the United States. However, despite this progress, more than 41% of women still struggle financially-- no retirement plan, looming credit card debt, large housing payments, and dependents who need their support.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month with a Call for Gender Equality in the Workforce

Each year during National Women’s History Month, we celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of women in our society. Women have made remarkable strides: from earning the right to vote in 1920 to emerging as powerful leaders in the present day. Despite these improvements, women still face obstacles to gender equality, specifically in the workforce.

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Inspiring Girls to Explore STEM: Girls Inc. Celebrates Engineers Week

Over the past few decades, an increasing number of young women have begun successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM fields. Yet, women remain vastly underrepresented in many STEM careers. For example, while 32% of physicians today are women, just 14% of engineers are women. During National Engineers Week, which takes place February 21-27, we celebrate Girl Day to raise awareness of this issue and introduce girls to the field of engineering.

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Mentoring: Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

Who made a difference in your life? Who inspired you to do your best and dream big?

For so many of us, having someone who supported our aspirations, gave guidance, and made us realize our value just by sharing their time had a profound effect. That is the power of mentors.

January is National Mentoring Month, established by the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) to highlight and promote the positive difference mentors make in the lives of young people. Quality mentoring relationships are a critical asset for young people, providing them attention, support, and new possibilities and perspectives.

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