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…

Girls Can Do Spirit Takes Brigitt to Chile

Girls Can Do Spirit Takes Brigitt to Chile

By Brigitt Rains :: A few months ago my girlfriend sent me an email about this amazing snowboarding trip in Chile. Even better, she got picked to guide the trip and asked if I wanted to go along as her friend and family. After careful consideration (is a trip to Chile worth taking money out of my 401k?) I booked it! A few days before the trip, my friend emailed and…

Maria reflects on speaking at Girls Can Do

Maria reflects on speaking at Girls Can Do

By Maria Coryell-Martin :: I was honored to participate last month in Girls Can Do, a day-long event with the mission of inspiring women of all ages to be “possibility thinkers”. Speakers included women from a wide range of disciplines sharing stories of successes and challenges they have faced in their careers… read the full post on Maria’s website.

A letter from Dakota, age 8

A letter from Dakota, age 8

By Dakota, age 8 :: One of the young girls was so inspired by the day she wrote a letter to her favorite speaker, Kristin Laidre. Happily she let us share it with you. Dear Kristin Laidre, You really inspired me! When my dad told me that there was going to be some one that worked with Polar bears, Narwales and Whales I was so excited. Funny story, my sister…

Imaginations ran wild!

Imaginations ran wild!

By Jazmin Williams, Girls Can Do Volunteer :: Jazmin wrote a Girls Can Do event review on her blog, Rouge Lioness. Below is an excerpt… If you missed the Girls Can Do event, then you seriously missed out! You’ve missed out on the diverse crowd that attended: mothers with daughters, fathers with their daughters, the whole family (mothers, fathers, daughters and SONS), and mentors supporting girls and young women with endless amounts of potential. The…

From behind the lens of my camera…

From behind the lens of my camera…

By Tim Bridgham, Volunteer Photographer at Girls Can Do ::  From behind the lens of my camera I was able to take away more than just images from the Girls Can Do event. I heard a great message of pursuing your passions, work hard with a positive attitude, and know that the possibilities are limitless. While I was not the target audience the event was designed for (I’m a late-20’s Male), I was…

The best kind of way to spend my Saturday

The best kind of way to spend my Saturday

By Kristina Knaus, Volunteer Coordinator at Girls Can Do :: I volunteer a lot. You always feel good after you volunteer; you always have this warm “I gave back” feeling. When I finished volunteering at Girls Can Do however, it was more of a “Wow, I think I might have just helped change some lives” feeling. That is a feeling I could get used to. Karen’s idea for Girls Can Do was…

Girls Can Do Event Inspires Volunteers, Too!

Girls Can Do Event Inspires Volunteers, Too!

  By Jessica Munsey, Volunteer at Girls Can Do :: For the past few years, Blink UX has made time to host small events here in the office for local girls to learn about jobs in the tech industry. As a tutor and a mentor to girls of all ages, it was really a pleasure to take part in two of those events in order to share my story and advice…

You are unique!

You are unique!

By Christy Hansen :: Girls Can Do at Benaroya Hall, 2014… I was there! What brought me there was a Girls Can Do Anything attitude – a philosophy that  is right up my alley! I can’t remember the last time I met such an amazing group of women. It was a whirl-wind tour that still has me day dreaming about the wonderful people I met and the innovative thinking  that was demonstrated. I feel…

#Bring Back Our Girls

#Bring Back Our Girls

In support of #BringBackOurGirls – the movement to find and bring home the over 200 girls and young women kidnapped in Nigeria one month ago – Girls Can Do is extremely proud to announce Rani Hong, human trafficking survivor and now UN Special Advisor and President of the Tronie Foundation, will be speaking on Saturday at Benaroya Hall. Last year, Rani Hong addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations gathered in…

Ask, always ask

Ask, always ask

By Karen Clark Cole :: Coleen Christie said it perfectly. “You are right to ask, always ask.” Girls Can Do is built on that very principle. I just keep asking, and people keep saying yes. And each time, I am equally amazed. It’s incredible what you get when you just ask for it. All eight women speakers of our event simply said yes. Yes to speaking for free at an event…

Girls are professional soccer players!

Girls are professional soccer players!

Start training girls! As of 2013, Seattle has a professional Women’s soccer team. The Seattle Reign FC is part of the eight-team National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) that receives support from the United States Soccer Federation, the Canadian Soccer Association and the Mexican Football Federation. You can meet some of these amazing women athletes at our Girls Can Do event on May 17. They will be onstage introducing our speakers and then…

Pursue curiosity

Pursue curiosity

:: By Kate Lynne Logan.  Our Girls Can Do singer and song writer, Kate Lynne Logan wrote a wonderful blog post on her Tumblr page, An Americana Girl. Here’s a snapshot…we are so excited to have her… I’ll play the opening hour in the foyer, and then a couple of songs from the main stage. This is a dream come true. I am living proof dreams can come true. I…

Singer Kate Lynne Logan playing at GCD!

Singer Kate Lynne Logan playing at GCD!

We are super excited to announce that Seattle musician, Kate Lynne Logan, will be playing during the first “welcome” hour at Benaroya Hall for our Girls Can Do event on May 17th —  so make sure to arrive right at 12 noon!!! Kate Lynne Logan – The Story: Singer-Songwriter Kate Lynne Logan has released three projects, 19 original songs, and will be releasing a fourth album titled “Animal Dreams” (May…

Ever want to hang out with a polar bear?

Ever want to hang out with a polar bear?

By Karen Clark Cole :: Do you like the idea of hanging out with polar bears? Kristin Laidre does! Can you believe there is a job where you get to hang out with Arctic marine mammals? When Kristin sent me her bio picture for this event, she asked “Should I change my bio picture to one with just me alone? I’m the only one with a polar bear.” I quickly said “with…

Would you walk in Space or the South Pole?

Would you walk in Space or the South Pole?

By Karen Clark Cole ::  Would you walk in Space or at the South Pole? If you are Christy Hansen, you would choose both! As a NASA engineer, Christy has not only trained astronauts how to walk in space, but also taught them how to assemble and repair hardware on the space station and the Hubble space telescope. While working on Operation IceBridge, Christy flies around in NASA’s P-3B airborne laboratory, gathering geophysical data at Earth’s…

Event posters!

Event posters!

We have two beautiful and super-creative poster designs by visual designer, Todd Bennings. The poster was inspired by our amazing video, which was designed and produced by motion graphics artist, Rose Pietrovito, of dzinenmotion. Download (save) the 8×10 poster and the 5×7 post card to share with all your friends!    

Why Ingrid Backstrom is my hero

Why Ingrid Backstrom is my hero

By Karen Clark Cole :: Ingrid Backstrom is one of the most genuine people I know. With her easy-going smile, she seems like one of my ski buddies. We see her on the chair, we drink beer at the same ski bar, she high-fives my daughter and asks how her jumps are going. My daughter, at age five, has been skiing for three years now, and also thinks Ingrid is just…

Meet Operation IceBridge Project Manager Christy Hansen

Meet Operation IceBridge Project Manager Christy Hansen

By Mark Buesing from PolarTREC Journal 2013 :: My sister wrote and asked ‘Where are all the women scientists?’ And she’s right to ask. The simple fact is that there aren’t enough. Below is my interview with Operation IceBridge project manager Christy Hansen. She is the lone female flying with the science team right now. There are lots of female scientists and engineers at NASA, but there probably aren’t enough.…

How this big idea got started

How this big idea got started

By Karen Clark Cole :: Like many things that go big, it started small. It was going to be a one time event for 200 women and girls at my office for our speaker series, and then it got out of hand… PART ONE For many years now, I have been looking for news and information that focuses on the many great things women around us are doing every day, and not finding…

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