Inspiring all girls
to be strong, smart, and bold



OCTOBER 2018
WITH YOU IN HER CORNER...SHE WILL SUCCEED.
#SheVotes

The Girls Inc. #SheVotes program empowers girls to understand the electoral process, use their
voices, and cast their ballots when they turn 18. This midterm election, Girls Inc. affiliates across the country are taking part in the #GetOutTheVoteChallenge to help girls become engaged citizens.


Follow our girls and their #SheVotes activities on Instagram
STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD IN ACTION
Strong, Smart, and Bold is Beautiful!
We are so proud of our 22 girls, their parents, and our staff who trained for the She.Is.Beautifull race on September 22nd. It was an amazing and inspirational day for our girls, many of whom were running their first race ever! Check out more photos from the day on our Instagram page.

Early bird registration for the 2019 race is open now. Thank you to our friends at She.Is.Beautiful for their amazing support! And a special thanks to our volunteers who helped make the day a success!
Thank You Celebration Luncheon Attendees and Sponsors
Nearly 400 gathered to hear girl speaker, Itzel, and attorney and activist Brenda Feigen at the 17th Annual Celebration Luncheon. We are grateful for your support and for your showing up and standing up for girls' rights and opportunities.

We hope to see you in 2019!

IN THE COMMUNITY
Girls Inc. Named 2018 SB Gives Campaign Participant
The Santa Barbara Independent and Fund for Santa Barbara have selected Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara as a participant in the 2018 SB Gives! campaign.

This year’s campaign will run from November 15 - December 31, 2018.

Details coming soon!
Goleta Valley Center Welcomes Women's Fund
A special thanks to the Women's Fund for hosting their group captain meeting at our Goleta Valley Center on September 20th! We loved welcoming all 78 leaders to the center!

Girls' Rights Across the World
Girls Inc. supporter and Celebration Luncheon committee member Rachel Johnson took her passion for Girls Inc. all the way to Mount Kilimanjaro this fall. Thank you Rachel for your continued support and involvement, and for carrying the critical message of girls' rights across the world with you.

You are #StrongSmartBold!
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
Feminism: Back by Popular Demand
2018 Celebration Luncheon Speaker Brenda Feigen met with teens to discuss where they encounter discrimination in their daily lives, from the over-sexualized portrayal of women and girls in the media to dress codes that disproportionately punish girls in schools. Our teens also echoed one another in their need to feel safe in all spaces, including where they are a minority and walking alone at night. 

If you missed the Celebration Luncheon, you can still hear Brenda Feigen share her experiences as a legal and activist leader in the second wave of the women's movement and what we need to do to move forward toward gender equality.

" You don’t have to call yourself a 'radical' feminist to say you are a woman with a right to exist with equal importance as men." BrendaFeigen
To celebrate Girls Inc.'s 60th Anniversary in Santa Barbara, we have launched the #GirlsHaveTheRight social media campaign. Stop by our centers to pick up your sign and affirm girls' rights with us. Thank you to our girls, staff, and supporters!
@girlsincsb
GIRLS HAVE THE RIGHT TO...
Be the creators of their own companies.
Represent & be a part of society as a LEADER.