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Explore our blog for conscientious articles, personal opinion pieces, and ideas from our leadership staff that will motivate you to take action on the topics you care about. You’ll also find new ways to connect with the GINYC community here.

January 10, 2020

From the CEO's desk...

Progress, Yet Work to be Done

2020 is a big year. It marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote. Women have the power to bring about gender equality. Yet, it seems that society is always tacking back and forth from anxiety to optimism about our place in the world. Real change will take a conviction among a strong majority of us to achieve equality u...

December 5, 2019

Our New York City community is facing problems that Girls Inc. of New York City is trying to fix. We educate, inspire, nurture and heal with programs like the Mind Body Connection, which helps girls deal with the trauma in their lives, and Moody’s Data Analytics, which teaches girls all about Big Data. We help thousands of girls throughout the city to become financially literate, and to follow their dreams.

For girls like Bria,...

October 4, 2019

Greta Thunberg, called "the voice of the planet," spoke at the United Nations Climate Action Summit last Monday. “We will not let you get away with this," Thunberg said. "Right now, is where we draw the line." This 16-year-old girl, one of the leading voices of a generation confronting the consequences of a warmer planet, is demanding action from governments around the world. Last August, she began striking by herself outside...

September 23, 2019

It's hard to believe, but it's that time of the year again. Here we are at the beginning of a new school year. I’m pleased to report that Girls Inc. of New York City (GINYC) had a very full, productive summer—great preparation for the start of a new school season, making new inroads to develop female leaders.

We held our annual Eureka! Institute for girls who want to learn STEM, specifically Moody’s Data Analytics or G3, Genera...

July 9, 2019

Photo: Vox

The US women's national team entered the 2019 World Cup with their eyes on the prize. And they delivered. For the second World Cup in a row, the USWNT were crowned champions, topping off the tournament with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday's final.

This year's cup will be remembered for, among other things, USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe's excellence and world record audience numbers including 14.3 millio...

June 11, 2019

A perfect storm is on the horizon to uproot the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling holding that a woman has a constitutional right to abortion. Holding that that abortion was a fundamental right following the doctrine of stare decisis, or legal precedent, the Court in Roe chose to base its decision on the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, or the "right of privacy" protected in earlier decisions such as Griswold v...

May 16, 2019

May is mental health month so it’s a good time to take a closer look at how we deal with mental health and illness. For starters, as a nation, we’re not doing very well. Gallup's 2019 Global Emotions Report, which surveyed populations all over the world about their mental well-being, says the U.S. is the most stressed out, even more so than Venezuela, a country in the midst of even greater economic and political turmoil....

April 9, 2019

April is Financial Literacy Month, and despite all the attention financial literacy has received in recent years, studies still show that Americans are poorly educated when it comes to managing money. Since 2/3 of the GDP is consumption, we would benefit greatly from financially literate consumers as a nation, especially women. Women are nearly 50% of the workforce, run household finances and are the sole earners for 40% of ho...

March 8, 2019

It’s International Women’s Day and a good time to celebrate that we have entered a new Women’s Era. Whether it’s the #MeToo Movement or record numbers of women elected to Congress, taking our proper place in society is long overdue on many dimensions. Not only do we need more women in positions of power for the sake of equality and fair play, but more importantly, to rectify the striking imbalances in our society.

Speaking in...

February 5, 2019

Black History month should be a time to celebrate the phenomenal contributions of African Americans to the national fabric. Yet, it doesn’t feel like a time of celebration, when the racial divide in the nation seems to be reaching a fever pitch. Empire star Jussie Smollett’s brutal attack was just the latest of many racially charged incidents. As the actor was exiting a Chicago restaurant, two suspects began yelling racial and...

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