by Laurie Goodman and Olivia Haagenson What were Girls Inc. girls up to this summer?  Eureka! girls were learning to engineer a chair out of paper, code a robot to go through an obstacle course, and analyze a crime scene to name just a few.  Each July, Girls Inc.

Macy’s Day

by Laurie Goodman On June 27th, 85 excited teen girls boarded buses to attend one of the highlights of the Externship Program, Macy’s Day at South Coast Plaza.  Macy’s welcomed Girls Inc. Externs into the store for a day of shopping, mentoring, workshops, and lunch. Macy’s is there for families

Girls Meet the Workforce Workshops

By: Zarina Yunis Girls Inc. OC continually provides opportunities to motivate girls to pursue their field of interest and help them believe that they are smart, strong, and bold young women. This year, Girls Inc. held five STEM-related workshops at Google, DPR Construction, Payoff, Arbonne, and Column Five. As a

Girls Action Network

Metzli with Senator Elizabeth Warren by Jessica Ross, Externship Coordinator This year Metzli Reyes, one of our Girls Inc. of Orange County participants from Anaheim High School, was selected by Girls Inc. National as 1 of 10 girls to join the Girls Action Network (GAN). There were

DIY Girls Use Their STEM Skills For Good

By: Zarina Yunis Startled by the alarming increase in homelessness in the past year, 12 Latina girls from San Fernando High School have taken it upon themselves to search for ways to help the homeless. These students are a part of a program called DIY Girls, which “empowers girls


By: Laurie Goodman How do we inspire and empower the next generation of women pioneers?  One way is to ensure that today’s girls know about the trailblazers who went before them to achieve great things.  By looking back and learning about the women who have shaped our past and present,


by Laurie Goodman In May, The Girls Inc. national network is taking a moment to champion the mental health of girls. Girls today face a broad range of mental, social, and emotional health challenges stemming from the pressure to please and succeed, the effects of media, prejudices and inequality,

Then and Now

by Laurie Goodman Nationally, Girls Inc. is the oldest girl-serving organization in the nation, dating back to the industrial revolution.  Locally, for over 60 years, Girls Inc. has been inspiring girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold.  In 1955, Mrs. Clifford Lewis, President of Harbor Girl’s Club said that “The

Girls Inc. OC in the March for Equality

By Zarina Yunis (Girls Inc. member) A large group of Girls Inc. Orange County members came out to participate and let their voices be heard at the second annual Women’s March, which was held in Santa Ana on Jan. 20. Around the country, the Women’s March served as an


12/8/17 by Laurie Goodman Literacy Lab Family Night Did You Know: Half of all low-income fourth-graders score below basic level on a national literacy assessment. Additionally, children living in poverty who can’t read at grade level by the end of third grade are 13 times less likely to graduate from

Girls Inc. in 2018

Janet Michels Girls Inc. Board of Directors, President & Chair When a new year begins, it’s a time to think big, start fresh and aim high! I have the honor of assuming the Board Chair role for a two year assignment and am so excited at the potential for Girls

STEM for Girls and The Boeing Foundation

11/8/17 by Laurie Goodman Did you know? A report by America's Edge revealed that by 2018, 9 out of 10 STEM jobs will require postsecondary degrees and 7 out of 10 will require bachelor's degrees. Employers may have difficulty filling these jobs. Six years ago, California ranked 14th in the