Pathfinder 2016 Award Winners

On July 31st, 2016 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Emily Alonzo   The Girls Empowerment Network’s Pathfinder Program is a personal and professional leadership development program aimed at giving high school girls a head start on their road to…
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Media Today : Unattainable Beauty Standards

On July 27th, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by Cameron Davis   According to a study by the Girl Scouts of America in 2010, out of over 1000 adolescent girls surveyed, 88% of the girls believe that the media…
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The Importance of Feeling our Feelings

On July 22nd, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by Jacqueline Jacobs    At our most recent annual Pathfinder Leadership Summit, our girls were afforded the opportunity to listen to a presentation given by Laura Jack, a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.…
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GEN Girl of the Month: Melanie Louch

On July 18th, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by Kate Heetland   This month, we would like to highlight GEN girl Melanie Louch!   Melanie has participated in a wealth of our programs, starting with clubGEN in 6th grade,…
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Venus Williams “Moves the Ball Forward”

On July 7th, 2016 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Aarti Bhat     Although her younger sister, Serena, has garnered more of the spotlight in the past few years, it is important to note that Venus Williams has done…
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Women Revolutionizing Lives Overseas

On June 30th, 2016 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Emily Alonzo   Worldwide, women overcome obstacles and stand up for what they believe in, often despite profound backlash. We wanted to honor the achievements of two of those women.…
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What It’s Like to be a We Are Girls Speaker

On June 30th, 2016 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Aarti Bhat   Jamia Wilson Keynotes We Are Girls 2015   As We Are Girls Conference Austin approaches, we take a look back at the 2015 event and what it…
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GENtern Aarti Reflects on Bede House

On June 30th, 2016 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Aarti Bhat Having just come back from London, where I completed a social work study abroad program, I was struck by how many similar issues our country faces with other…
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Finding Your Path: Pathfinder 2016

On June 29th, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
       Contributed by: Kate Heetland   We cannot fully express what an amazing week we had at our second annual Pathfinder Leadership Summit! Twenty-nine amazing young women joined us for future…
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GEN Helps Girls Get Past “Onion Skin”

On June 2nd, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by: Lindsay Pease     Onion skinning in the tech world is where several frames of an animation can be seen in a single frame. It creates a blur where you can…
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