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GEN Leading the Charge on Girls Empowerment in Houston

On October 16th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Jasmine Castleberry, Program Manager   Jasmine Castleberry worked with GEN first in 2010 helping to facilitate and expand the Girl Talk Workshops. She left GEN to pursue other ways of…
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GEN In The News: Austin Film Society: A Celebration of Women in Art & Film

On October 13th, 2017 by Brittany Yelverton
Originally published: Thursday, September 14th 2017 on CBS Austin, by We Are Austin It's an event shining a light on the work of emerging female artists right here in Austin. Elena from…
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An Interview with Carol Chidothe

On October 10th, 2017 by Brittany Yelverton
Carol Chidothe is a Community Solutions Program participant from Malawi who was selected to work with the Girls Empowerment Network for several months this fall. We sat down with Carol to learn…
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An Interview with Mackenzie and Katie about We Are Girls and campGEN

On October 5th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Mackenzie has participated in We Are Girls Austin and campGEN. She and her mom, Katie, spoke with us about their experiences with GEN. Thank you so much, Mackenzie and Katie!    …
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Meet the GENterns of Fall 2017!

On September 18th, 2017 by Brittany Yelverton
School is back in session and fall is just around the corner and that means... GEN has new interns to welcome! With the annual We Are Girls conference coming up in November,…
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The Wonder Women of GENthusiast Society

On September 7th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Courtney Grams, Arielle Scherr, and Ar'Sheill Monsanto, GENthusiast Society Communications Committee   GEN’s brand new mission is to ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive…
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Three Incredible Female Sign-Language Interpreters

On September 5th, 2017 by Brittany Yelverton
contributed by: Jennifer Murphy   We live in a hearing-centric world, where many activities require the ability to hear sound; especially music. But for those Deaf or Hard of Hearing, this can…
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Advertisements That Provide Positive Messages for Women

On August 7th, 2017 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by: Hayley Sureck   According to CNN, Americans spend an average of about ten hours a day on the internet or watching television. During this period of time, we are subjected…
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31 Things I Learned About Salem Afangideh

On July 31st, 2017 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by: Jennifer Murphy     1. She began law school at 17.   2. As a teenager, she wanted to prove her strengths.   3. She didn’t want her young age…
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Equal Representation in Government

On July 26th, 2017 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by: Kendall Krumme The United States democratic system is supposed to be a model for the rest of the world as a representative government that is of the people, by the…
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