Because She Could, So I can Too!

Because She Could, So I can Too!

Because She Could, So I can Too! By Girls Can Do Washington DC Speaker, Reetu Gupta. Sometimes life goes into a high gear and you are leap frogged to a new level in matter of couple of days. For me, last weekend was one such time. This was life on steroids! I was invited to speak at an event in Washington DC. Event was organized by a non-profit organization, called…

Press Release: Washington DC Event For Girls

Press Release: Washington DC Event For Girls

GIRLS CAN DO Washington DC Event For Girls FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2016 2000 diverse Washington DC area girls come together to learn and become inspired by women leaders from around the country On Saturday, November 12, Girls Can Do with the support of Microsoft Retail Stores will host over 2,000 young women and girls at the historic Warner Theater in downtown Washington, DC for a day of fun,…

Big News At The White House!

Big News At The White House!

Girls Can Do is excited to announce that our Executive Director and founder, Karen Clark Cole has been invited to attend the first ever United State of Women, White House Summit taking place in Washington DC on June 14th. In connection with this event Karen has also been invited to attend a meeting on the White House campus hosted by the White House Council for Women and Girls, with the…

National Inspiration Fund

National Inspiration Fund

Girls Can Do has a Fundraising Campaign ready to turn our amazing organization into a National phenomena!!! We need your help! Our goal is $100,000 by July 31. This campaign is a one-time “seed” fund, required to keep our lean event planning team in action for the next two events. After that, our events will be sustainable through our event sponsorship model. Your donation of any amount will go a…

Event Sponsorship Director

Event Sponsorship Director

:: OUR MISSION :: TO INSPIRE A GENERATION OF POSSIBILITY THINKERS & IGNITE A VISION FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY The purpose of the Girls Can Do event series is to host events around the country and the world, at no cost for young women and girls. Our events are special days where girls come to engage, connect, and share experiences with amazing women speakers who are pursuing their dreams. At each…

Top 10 Takeaways from Feb. 7 Seattle Event

Top 10 Takeaways from Feb. 7 Seattle Event

By Jennifer van Hardenberg, St. Margaret’s School, Victoria, BC, CANADA :: Jennifer’s list from her article: My Top Ten Take-aways from Girls Can Do She has a great story for each one of these in her article. Confidence comes from what we say to ourselves.” Pete Carol “You can’t make a difference, you’re just a mom in tennis shoes,” is what Senator Patty Murray was told “We are not just teaching…

The most inspiring day of my life

The most inspiring day of my life

By Jennifer van Hardenberg, St. Margaret’s School, Victoria, BC, CANADA :: Excerpt from: A Recap of Girls Can Do : Seattle  |  February 2015 I recently had the privilege of accompanying a group of four teenage girls and a parent mentor from St. Margaret’s Steering Committee to Seattle to attend a very special event. “This is not a girls’ empowerment conference,” Karen clarified, as she gave her intro speech. “Everything…

Rawandan Girls Can Do!

Rawandan Girls Can Do!

Jessica Markowitz, Girls Can Do speaker and founder of Richard’s Rawanda IMPUHWE took our shirts on her recent visit to Nyamata!

Find your destiny – Lilia’s Journal

Find your destiny – Lilia’s Journal

Notes from 7 year old Lilia while listening to Girls Can Do speaker, Dawn Smith, Northwest Coast Native American woman from Victoria, BC, Canada. You need to believe Success Love Possibility Family and Community Find your destiny Find it in your heart

Rainier Scholars inspired at Girls Can Do!

Rainier Scholars inspired at Girls Can Do!

By Rainier Scholars :: Last weekend scholars Andrea, Mimi and Nubia attended the Girls Can Do 2015 Conference featuring a diverse group of engaging and powerful women. While the scholars were in awe of many of the speakers, they were truly moved by Angela Martin, a Special Olympian with Down Syndrome. They were inspired when Angela shared that she had often been bullied and revealed “It’s been tough growing up,…

Welcome letter to girls

Welcome letter to girls

By Karen Clark Cole :: It was with great honor and excitement that I read my welcome letter to the girls at Benaroya Hall on February 7th. It was a full house, packed with a diverse group of 1,500 girls, parents, friends and supporters. Thank you everyone for coming and being Possibility Thinkers! Hello everyone! My name is Karen Clark Cole and I’m the founder of Girls Can Do. I’d…

#LikeAGirl

#LikeAGirl

Girls Can Do loves this #LikeAGirl campaign by Always. #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing. We encourage you to watch it and then come and find your inspiration at our event in Seattle on Feb 7th: https://www.girls-can-do.org/seattle-2015/ Please also share your story of strong girls and strong women with us on twitter: @girlscandoevent and Facebook. #PossibilityThinker #LikeAGirl campaign by Always. #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing!

Life happens at school

Life happens at school

By Karen Clark Cole, Girls Can Do Executive Director :: Recently I was asked to speak at my former junior/middle/high school, St. Margaret’s for the first time since graduating in 1986. I went to a very small all-girls school for 11 years. I started in grade two (I’m Canadian, that’s how we say it) and for 11 years had nearly the same classmates and wore the same uniform. I felt honored…

Filming a Commercial is fun!

Filming a Commercial is fun!

By Karen Clark Cole :: Girls certainly can do, and today we were in action on the set at KOMO 4 News. KOMO is producing 15- and 30-second TV Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for us, which will air over the next few weeks leading up to our Seattle event, Feb 7th. The PSAs will feature very quick takes of alternating women and girls holding up cards that say “I am a…

Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend

Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend

By Elizabeth Moran, Girls Can Do Program Manager :: Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” That was just one of the quotes I walked away with from Oprah’s The Life You Want Tour weekend. Section 101, row 12, seat 15. That was my seat for two days at the Key Arena in Seattle, thanks to…

Welcome our new Community Outreach Manager!

Welcome our new Community Outreach Manager!

By Karen Clark Cole :: Natasha Kuhn joined our team as our second employee in November 2014! Natasha is responsible for building relationships with local communities, organizations, schools, clubs, and groups around Seattle and across the country. She supports our volunteers as they roll out our GCD Ambassador program and works with them to identify and remove any obstacles for having girls attend our events. Natasha also wears many other Girls Can Do hats and works closely…

Girls Can Do Volunteer & Ambassador Programs

Girls Can Do Volunteer & Ambassador Programs

We have many volunteer options at Girls Can Do! You can be a City Host, Volunteer Lead, Volunteer Team Member and most importantly, if you bring 1 girl, 10 or 100 (or any other number) you will become a Girls Can Do Ambassador! GCD Ambassadors are people who take responsibility for bringing a girl to a Girls Can Do event. Think about going to an neighborhood in your city that has girls who may not have a…

6 months of Possibility Thinking

6 months of Possibility Thinking

By Peter Stern, Seattle Father :: “Hello – Girls Can Do. I wanted to let you know how impactful last years event was for my girls. It was a very inspirational day. What a great range of careers – the artist, biologist, and pro skier were the favorites. We brought our 3 daughters (8, 15, and 19). Honestly I expected my teenagers to like it, and my 8 year old to…

Welcome our new Program Manager!

Welcome our new Program Manager!

By Karen Clark Cole :: Elizabeth Moran joined our team of hard working volunteers as our first official “staffer” and paid employee on October 27, 2014. Hiring our Program Manager was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made as there were so many amazing candidates, each with a powerful story about how they could make great contributions towards the growth and success of Girls Can Do. When Elizabeth told me, “all of…

Day of the Girl: October 11

Day of the Girl: October 11

By Kristina Knaus :: Day of the Girl was October 11 and a several organizations went above and beyond this year by creating campaigns geared around this day. We thought it would be nice to highlight these organizations and let you know how you can get involved. It is also great to see how much girl power is out there; kudos to all the organizations out there working to uplift and…

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