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Star’s Corner: This Holiday Season Go Girls

December 19, 2013 | Categories: Star's Corner | 2 comments


“We must carry forward the work of the women who came before us and ensure our daughters have no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements and no remaining ceilings to shatter.” —President Barack Obama

This holiday season let’s consider a different way of giving back. Let’s honor “the work of the women who came before us” by encouraging, guiding and inspiring the women who will come after us – the little girls with big dreams who will become tomorrow’s women of vision. So, let’s go girls…Girls Inc. that is!

As part of the NAPW Foundation, Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers. Through their research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment, Girls Inc. equips girls to achieve academically, lead healthy and physically active lives, manage money, navigate media messages and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 125,000 girls ages 6 to 18 annually across North America. Making a donation or simply volunteering for Girls Inc. offers you the opportunity to do what you can to help our women leaders of tomorrow. All of your success can be given back where it counts the most – to our little girls.

Girls Inc.’s Leadership and Community Action  program builds girls’ leadership skills and creates lasting social change through community action projects. With support from women in their community, girls celebrate the heritage of girls and women as leaders and agents of social change, realizing their own power as community resources and trustees of the common good. Through monthly NAPW Local Chapter charitable initiatives you have the power to get involved, mentor and become a positive reinforcement in the life of a little girl.

So, let’s pay it loud, pay it proud and pay it forward this holiday season and remember big girls, too. Also part of the NAPW Foundation, Dress For Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress For Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help their clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress For Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds wor

Picture1 The ladies of the NAPW Chicago Local Chapter strike a pose at their “Fashion Show & Expo” benefiting Dress For Success. Photo courtesy of NAPW Chicago Local Chapter.

 Now raid your closet and get rid of all the work clothes you haven’t worn in years, bag them up and give them to Dress For Success. Oh, you’ve got a coat in there, too. Great, include it. And, make sure to put an encouraging note inside the clothing and coat pockets about what you achieved while wearing it. Joy, inspiration and downright hope for the future is what you’ll give back to the women who desperately need these items for job interviews, daily work life and simply to have the opportunity to succeed – just like you!

You’ve only got three choices in life, ladies – give up, give in or give it all you’ve got! So give it all you’ve got this holiday season and make a powerful, positive difference in the lives of all women – little and big.

You go girls! Happy Holidays!

Leave your comments, tips and suggestions about your experiences about what you do to make a difference in the lives of girls and women in your community during the holiday season and throughout the year.

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  1. nermin says: December 22, 2013

    I like this holiday. nice

  2. mrs eda says: February 12, 2014

    Thank you.. nice…


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