Inspiring all girls to be
strong, smart, and bold
Thank you, WICT of Greater Philadelphia!
Our amazing presenters with Girls Inc. GPHSNJ Board Director & WICT Greater Philadelphia Vice President, Zenita Henderson

For a sixth year, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) of Greater Philadelphia generously raised funds for Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (Girls Inc.) with their annual WICT Philly Gives Back event on November 7.

The event honored Tonya Adams , Executive Director, Business Services Operations at Comcast, Carol Ann Sweeney , Senior Manager, Business Operations at ARRIS, Michelle Hunt , SVP, Finance at Comcast, Martha Soehren , SVP, Chief Learning Officer & Chief Talent & Development Officer at Comcast, and Jennifer Yohe , SVP, Procurement at Comcast. The honorees were introduced by Girls Inc. girls. The girls had the opportunity to network, learn about this exciting industry, and join in celebrating women leaders transforming cable and telecommunications.

As the oldest and largest organization serving women professionals in cable and telecommunications, WICT is at the forefront of an industry undergoing constant change. Since its founding in 1979, WICT has remained steadfast in its resolve to advance the position and influence of women through proven leadership programs and services at both the national and local level.
She Votes
On October 21, over 80 girls ages 6-18 came to Girls Inc. for a day of learning about voting, civic engagement, active citizenship, and local government. The girls participated in a mock election, learned about their current representatives, and discussed the need for more women in elected positions. The day ended with a panel discussion featuring local politicians, activists, and civic leaders: Nina Ahmad, Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement, City of Philadelphia, Jovida Hill, Executive Director, Philadelphia Commission for Women, Anne Wakabayashi, Executive Director, Emerge PA, Mike Tomlinson, Republican Candidate for City Controller, and Rebecca Rhynhart, Democratic Candidate for City Controller*.

Watch the 6ABC Live Action News coverage of She Votes on our Youtube channel!

*Update: Rebecca Rhynhart has since won the election for Philadelphia's City Controller
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

 "It has been my privilege and pleasure to be a Board Director of Girls Inc. for the past seven years, of which I have been Board Chair for the last three. I wish to thank my firm for the support it has provided to Girls Inc. and to my ability to contribute to the organization. It is an honor to work with all of the talented and inspiring people on the Board and the Girls Inc. staff, which is only exceeded by the girls themselves."
-Frederick H. Masters, Esq., Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey Board Chair

Endlessly dedicated to the organization, Frederick H. Masters, Esq. facilitated the donation of over $13,000 in pro-bono legal services from his firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in 2017. The scope of work greatly strengthened Girls Inc.'s governance and human resource functions, ensuring a high level of professionalism, accountability and transparency for the staff and stakeholders for years to come. Fred and BIPC have been important financial supporters of Girls Inc. for many years. Thank you Fred and BIPC!

Macquarie Investment Management

On October 11, Macquarie Investment Management invited our Rising Stars and Ambassador Club girls, ages 12 to 18, to the 2017 U.S. Open Squash Championships to learn all about the sport! The girls received one-on-one training from some of the pros on the court, were treated to front-and-center seating during the Championship, and were invited to celebrate the exciting day at the awards reception. Thank you to Macquarie Investment Management for continuously introducing our girls to new and exciting opportunities!
The 16th Annual
Strong, Smart, and Bold Breakfast
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
The Union League of Philadelphia
“Witnessing [the girls'] personal growth and embracing girlhood is exciting”
- Hannah Smith, Girls Inc. Intern
This month, we are introducing you to one of our superstar interns! Hannah joined the Girls Inc. team in September 2017, and is a senior at Temple University. She was nominated by her fellow interns as an incredible example of how young women can impact the lives of girls and inspire them to be strong, smart, and bold.

She brings a positive energy and enthusiasm to the entire team every day. She is a knowledgeable facilitator and a natural leader. She ensures that the girls are having the Girls Inc. experience by paying attention to every detail. 

Hannah finds being a program facilitator very fulfilling, and her favorite part of the Girls Inc. experience is being in the classroom; she loves seeing the girls have an “ah ha” moment.