Girls Inc. Selected as #EqualityCantWait Challenge Finalist
This International Women's day, we’re proud to announce that Girls Inc. has been selected as one of 10 women-led finalists for the #EqualityCantWait Challenge, which will award $40 million to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030.

The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, hosted by Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation company—with additional support from MacKenzie Scott and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, and managed by Lever for Change—was created to accelerate the pace of progress toward gender equality in America.  

The Challenge will provide funding for innovative, women-led solutions that enable more women, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other women of color, to be in positions to make decisions, control resources, and shape policies and perspectives in their homes, workplaces, and communities. 

Learn more about Girls Inc. Project Accelerate: Increasing Young Women's Power and Influence here.
The 19th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration

Register now for the 19th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration and join us virtually on Wednesday, June 2!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Two Options to View: 12:00 PM 5:30 PM
Strong, Smart, and Bold Honoree Spotlight: The Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss
We are delighted to honor the Hon. Sandra Mazer Moss at this year's Strong, Smart, and Bold Celebration. As a stalwart of the First Judicial District Civil Trial Division, Judge Moss has served as Trial Judge, Judicial Team Leader, and was the founder and first Supervising Judge of the Complex Litigation Center, where Her Honor developed groundbreaking special programs for asbestos and mass tort cases. Judge Moss’ weighty accomplishments have been recognized locally and nationally and she has been known for years as the judge who was able to settle the cases that lawyers said would never settle. Learn more about Judge Moss here.

Learn more about the breakfast, our other honorees and sponsorship opportunities here.
Program Spotlight: We are Proud to Partner with The Philadelphia Chapter of The Links
The Philadelphia Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is partnered with Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey to transform the lives of girls and young women through mentoring, wellness and education.

This partnership seeks to reduce the literacy-based issues that plague young people of color, particularly those in the African American community. Participants engage in activities focused upon literacy engagement, are introduced to female-empowering texts, engage with a variety of professionals, and receive positive views of academic ability and health awareness. Additionally, participants are engaged in activities which are designed to increase agency through advocacy and personal growth as well as political acumen.

This partnership also provides an opportunity for Girls Inc. participants to engage with female professionals. Specifically, authors, explorers, illustrators, wellness experts and politicians have presented during program sessions.
The Philadelphia Business Journal: Bizwomen Mentoring Monday Event
Last month our Executive Director, Dena Herrin, was a keynote speaker and mentor at the Philadelphia Business Journal's Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event! 200 attendees joined the call and participated in virtual mentoring from 40 mentors from a range of different industries. You can read the full keynote speech here.
Emani Drayton-Cherry awarded Lucile Miller Wright Strong, Smart, and Bold 8th Grade Scholarship!
We are pleased to announce that affiliate member Emani Drayton-Cherry was awarded a $500 Lucile Miller Wright 8th grade scholarship from Girls Inc. National.

Emani is one of 21 Girls Inc. National Scholars selected from across the United States and Canada for her outstanding academic achievements, community service, and dedication to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Emani is an 8th grader at Freire Charter School and a first year Eureka! participant. 

Read more here.
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