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Meet our GENthusiast Society Leadership Team!

On February 13th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Elena Carey   In February 2016, GEN launched the GENthusiast Society, a giving circle and shared-interest group for supporters of Girls Empowerment Network. The group offers another way for GEN…
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GEN in Houston: #GENspiration – Channeling your inner toddler instead of your inner mean girl

On February 7th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by Allison Schaffer     What I would give to be three years old again.   Life was simple back then. Your friends were your friends. In fact, everyone was your…
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Make Your Flaws Your Strengths, and Other Lessons from We Are Girls Houston Keynote, Lizzie Velasquez

On February 6th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Jordan Watts, GEN Development Intern     Lizzie Velasquez is one of the Featured Conference Speakers for the We Are Girls Houston Conference 2017. A Texas native, she is widely…
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GEN in Houston: Laura Jaramillo Joins as Honorary Chair of We Are Girls Houston Conference

On February 6th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Girls Empowerment Network celebrates the announcement of the 2017 We Are Girls Houston Conference Honorary Chair, Laura Jaramillo. Laura is SVP and Southwest Region Community Development Manager in Government and Community Relations…
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Coach Keisha Loves Pink, and Other Facts about our We Are Girls Houston Keynote

On February 2nd, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Jordan Watts, GEN Development Intern   One of the Featured Conference Speakers for the 2017 We Are Girls Houston Conference is Keisha Howard, better known as Coach Keisha. Coach Keisha,…
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GEN in Houston: Christy VanZandt on Persistence in Standing up for What’s Right

On January 30th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Christy VanZandt, We Are Girls Houston Host Committee Member   My name is Christy. If you had gone to my elementary school you might have heard me called Christy-pisty, because back…
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GEN in Houston: Tracie Jae on 9 Questions to #GENspire Conversations with Girls

On January 18th, 2017 by Elena Carey
Contributed by: Tracie Jae, Houston Host Committee Member   Our girls in grades 3-8 sometimes feel like strangers to the people charged with caring for them. They are discovering themselves and forging…
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HERstory: We Are This Nation At Its Best (GEN in Houston Series)

On December 15th, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by: Reda Hicks       After a contentious election season, opinions in this country remain divided on many issues. Although these divisions have been challenging to address, women and girls…
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Intersectionality: A Relevant Concept to GEN’s Mission

On December 13th, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by: Ashley Erickson   As an Applied Sociology student, I am interested in the interactions between people and institutions. In my classes we examine these interactions on the micro (face to…
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GEN’s 20th Birthday: Founders Reflect on the Origins of GEN

On December 7th, 2016 by Brittany Yelverton
Contributed by: Ashley Erickson and Julia Cuba Lewis   In case you missed it, 2016 is GEN’s 20th year of existence! In celebration, the Girls Empowerment Network had the honor of having…
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