December 16, 2010
Breaking Barriers in Film With Geena Davis

It’s no secret that while gender equality exists is so many fields; the one that arguably has the biggest impact on young girls is the movie industry. Not only is there a lack of girls and woman in movies but the ones we do see are not offering a very realistic portrayal of girls in […]

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November 29, 2010
Star Wars, Gender Stereotypes, Bullying and You.

Recently a touching blog post about bullying was posted on Chicagonow.com and became a viral sensation it shouldn’t have been a surprise. But it was the context of the bullying discussed in the post that seemed to hit home with the thousands of people. People who shared it on Facebook, twitter, blogged about it on […]

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November 4, 2010
Inspiring Words from J.K. Rowling

In 2008 J.K. Rowling gave the commencement speech for Harvard's 2008 graduation class. Many kids today are still loving the Harry Potter series which is a great excuse to encourage them to sit down with you and watch this inspiring video. We live in difficult times and we're sure you'll find as much comfort in […]

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October 21, 2010
SheHeroes of the Week - The Whittier Moms

When perusing the web and news for women to showcase as SheHero of the Week, I always try and keep my eye out for not just women doing amazing things, but women doing amazing things to help young girls. And when I read the story of these moms in Chicago’s Southwest Side I knew that […]

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October 13, 2010
Women in Space

This week we celebrate one of the most inspiring moments in women’s history here in the United States. While Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan were aboard the space shuttle Challenger, making it the first space flight to include two women, Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to walk in space. Both women hold a special […]

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October 4, 2010
SheHero Sneak Peak: Polly Baca

SheHeroes got the opportunity to interview an amazing SheHero last week!  Nicki Sun is, our new videographer, along with Brodie Bartholomew and Madeleine Nagle (who came along to offer a kid’s perspective and questions for the shoot) met with Senator Polly Baca at her home in Denver Colorado. Baca was the first Hispanic woman elected […]

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October 1, 2010
SheHero of the Week: Raye Mitchell

Raye Mitchell has a graduate degree in business and a law degree from Harvard. She operates a law firm out of her hometown of Oakland, CA and is a recipient of the Jefferson Award. All the makings of a true SheHero, right? Of course, but there’s more to Mitchell than that.

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September 29, 2010
Girls Inc. Featured at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Last week was the 2010 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.  The Clinton Global Initiative's main goal is to “turn ideas into action and to help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of shared benefits, responsibilities, and values.” Annual CGI meetings have been attended by […]

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September 24, 2010
SheHero of the Week: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Nothing is more inspiring than using your celebrity to help young girls feel better about themselves. And that’s what California’s first daughter and part of the Kennedy dynasty, Katherine Schwarzenegger has written her first book, “Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty.” It may seem strange that a girl who’s […]

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September 22, 2010
Women Earning More PhD's Than Men

It feels like we are constantly being bombarded with studies show how few women are involved in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But a recent report about women in academia has shown that in some areas women are making some serious strides. Last year was the first year in history that more […]

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