Tipping the Scale: Women & Girls in a #MeToo World

Panel Discussion - An honest conversation with thought leaders and visionaries on what's next and how to navigate it.

Girls Inc.
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Project Description

TONIGHT (December 4), Tipping the Scale: Women and Girls in a #MeToo World will feature a panel of thought-leaders exploring the societal transformation known as the #MeToo Movement and the potential challenges to progress because of political, legislative, judiciary and cultural changes. The conversation will also look at how everyone can prepare themselves for life in what is arguable a critically important time in American history.

The goal of this event is to offer thoughtful insights and ideas that will help individuals and businesses better navigate this new normal.

Discussion topics will include:

the impact on womens rights from cultural and systemic changes;

the challenges and opportunities to come;

strategies for empowering women and girls;

#MeToo…#Times Up…Now What?;

the role of men in the movement.

 

PANELISTS

Majora Carter -  Principal, The Majora Carter Group

Melissa D'Andrea -  Vice President of Programs, Girls Inc. of New York City

Julie Fink -  Managing Partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP,  Attorney United States vs Windsor

Jane Hanson (Moderator) -   Emmy Award Winning Television Journalist 

All proceeds will support Girls Inc. of New York City programs.

 

ABOUT GIRLS INC OF NYC

Launched in 1998, as a member of the national organization, Girls Inc. of New York City provides safe spaces, mentoring, and programming that help girls build lasting skills that will enable them to succeed. Trained youth development professionals deliver, Girls Inc. programming that's intentional (every component serves an important purpose) and compensatory (for gender inequity). We also advocate with--and for--girls to create systematic change. We understand the needs of girls and how to enable their development into strong, smart, and bold adults.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Who We Are

  • Girls Inc. of NYC (GINYC) inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life- changing programs and experiences that help them navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. 

 

Where are your programs offered?

  • Since 1998, Girls Inc. of NYC has reached girls in partnership with schools, city agencies, and community based organizations to deliver innovative programs during the school day and after school hours. 

 

How many girls are enrolled in your programs?

  • In 2018, we are on track to reached over 8,500 disadvantaged girls across 50 plus locations in the five boroughs of New York City.

 

What are your programs?

 

  • Girls Inc. Economic Literacy- Girls learn about money and the economy, including how to manage, invest, and save money and how to help others through philanthropy.

 

  • Girls Inc. Operation SMART- Girls develop enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

 

  • Girls Inc. Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy- Girls acquire the knowledge and skills for taking charge of and making informed decisions about their sexual health.

 

  • Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion- Girls develop skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and household chemicals.

 

  • Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action- Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects.

 

  • Girls Inc. Media Literacy- Girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women.

 

  • Girls Inc. Project BOLD- Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online.

 

  • Girls Inc. Sporting Chance- Girls build a foundation for enjoying physical activity, sports, and adventure throughout their lives.

 

  • Moody’s G3 Generation Giga Girl Data Analytics - Girls are empowered to use data to solve problems in the larger framework of their lives and are inspired to think of big data in new ways that promote greater reflection, critical thinking and creativity.                                                                                                                                                             

We also organize sessions to help with college applications, SAT's; field trips to colleges; and career panels/workshops hosted by a variety of companies.

 

 

How do you know you’re successful?

An extensive history of effectively preparing girls for academic success (particularly math, science and financial literacy) has enabled us to have impact:

  • Over 95% of our girls graduate from high school in four years
  • When compared to their low-income peers throughout New York City, GINYC alumnae enroll in college at higher percentages, are more likely to attend four-year colleges, and demonstrate greater commitment in completing a degree once in college
  • Over 1/3 of girls attending college study in a STEM field.

What is your impact?

Our program evaluations (conducted by an outside agency) highlight many of the ways our programs are helping to change the lives of the girls we serve:

 

  • In the 2017-18 school year, girls in our after school programs increased their grades for all core subject areas over the course of the school year.
  • Girls in grades 7-12 felt more empowered to do well at the end of their program and resistance to stereotypes was very high.
  • A large majority of girls avoided using alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs and very few were sexually active.
  • Over 60% of senior girls participating in our total range of programs go on to college.

 

How are you fund financially?

  • Over 82% of all funds received are applied to program expenses. 
  • We received a four star rating from Guidestar for financial and administrative effectiveness; Silver rating from Charity Navigator; and the Better Business Bureau’s seal of approval.
  • Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girls environment equip 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 (STEM).
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