Inspiring a New Generation of Leaders
Throughout history, women have played significant roles in advancing social, political, economic, and cultural change. While there are more women today in key leadership positions than ever before, a pervasive gender gap still exists. Now more than ever, we have an imperative to prepare girls to be leaders, and that is exactly what Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey is doing.

The Girls Inc. Experience has a positive and lasting effect. Data from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) found that girls who receive the supports offered by Girls Inc. are significantly more likely to engage in activities and express beliefs that lead to physical and mental well-being, academic achievement, and the development of leadership skills. In fact, girls who attend Girls Inc. are more likely to see themselves as leaders, with the skills and capabilities of influencing and improving their local communities.

Check out our new PSA series to learn more about how Girls Inc. is building a new generation of leaders, inspiring them to grow up strong, smart, and bold. Together with your support, we are equipping girls to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. 
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: Dr. Sharon Walker
We are delighted to honor Dean of Drexel’s College of Engineering Dr. Sharon L. Walker, PhD. Dean Walker serves jointly as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Since taking the helm at CoE in 2018, Dean Walker has pursued an intensive “listening tour” with faculty, staff, and alumni; installed an interim department head in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics; traveled to Israel to pursue opportunities in collaborative research and student exchange; expanded and reinvigorated the Engineering Advisory Board; opened new avenues of engagement for engineering with the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University; and served as speaker and advocate for numerous student groups. Learn more about Dr. Sharon Walker here.

Learn more about the breakfast, our other honorees and sponsorship opportunities here.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Program Spotlight: Celebrating Women's History Recap
Thank you to the World Wide Technology (WWT) Women's Network for leading a series of personal development workshops for our 9th grade Eureka Vets!

The WWT volunteers led workshops focusing on leadership development, public speaking & more!
Thank you to The Philadelphia Chapter of the Links, Incorporated for hosting an HBCU Panel and Speed Mentoring Event!

The panel invited middle and high school girls to learn more about the HBCU admission process, scholarships, and career opportunities with presentations from Dr. Brenda Allen, President Lincoln University and Dr. Clay Armbruster, President Johnson C. Smith University.
Thank you to the PECO employee volunteers who helped host an Early Grade Literacy Read-A-Thon! PECO employees supported our Early Grade Literacy Program by serving as virtual Read-a-thon book buddies to Discovery program participants. 
We’re participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey now through May 31st.

At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much to donate. It’s that easy. Whether you’d like to contribute $1, $5, or more of your Walgreens Cash rewards you’ll be making a big difference. It really adds up! To learn more about the myWalgreens program visit
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
ph: 215-735-7775
fax: 215-764-5099