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GWN Grads: The Next Chapter

This post was written by communications intern, Madison Campbell. Our senior girls were just as successful as ever this year, with a 100% graduation rate from high school. The graduates will be moving on to attend an extremely impressive list

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Ambassadors of the Arts

This post was written by communications intern, Emely Paulino. This summer, our mentees have been involved with some incredible leadership initiatives. From opening the Youth I.N.C State of the Market Conference to speaking at the YWCA Symposium, meet our ambassadors

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June Chapters Recap: Breaking Through and Moving Forward

This post was written by Mentee Shannon Daniels         It didn’t hit me when I’d spun before the vanity mirrors of the green room, munched on granola bars and pretzels, and rehearsed with Amanda in the stairwell. It didn’t hit me

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Penguin Random House Global Walk for Girls Write Now

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This post was written by communications intern, Emely Paulino. For the second year in a row, Girls Write Now was selected by Penguin Random House employees (last year, by Penguin Group) as the charity beneficiary of their Global Walk. On

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College Bound Meets Morgan Stanley: The GWN Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop, 2014

This blog post was written by Program Intern, Emily Becker. Upon first glance, the rigid mediums of the resume and cover letter may not seem conducive to best representing what makes you you. Yet these tools of the trade appear

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Chapters Roundup 2014

School’s out and summer’s here. We can’t believe another CHAPTERS season has passed, but what a year it’s been. On Friday June 20th, in an overflowing auditorium in SoHo, more than 250 audience members cheered as our girls took to

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GWSLP Visits GWN: A Discussion on Leadership, Social Change and the Power of Mentoring

This post was written by communications intern, Emely Paulino. On Thursday, June 5th, the Ghanaian Women’s Social Leadership Program (GWSLP) visited our office to learn more about Girls Write Now and what we do. Affiliated with NYU-Wagner’s Research Center for

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May CHAPTERS Recap: Mentee Briana Marini reflects on the Girls Write Now experience

This post was written by Mentee Briana Marini It’s hard to say that everything in a year long program comes down to one moment, but it kind of does: CHAPTERS. From the beginning at Girls Write Now, we’re told about

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Everyone has a Story: Musings on the May 10th Storytelling Workshop

This post was written by mentee, Shanille Martin.   “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman Everyone has a story. Some are happy and some are sad. At the Storytelling

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Sandra Oh Inspires Karla Kim’s Story

This post was written by communications intern, Emely Paulino. “But by understanding you, I was able to confront your flaws as well. No longer could I just pass over that you are sometimes utterly selfish. You believe that only your

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This year, at the 2014 Girls Write Now Awards, we honored Gloria Steinem, Roberta Kaplan, and Dawn L. Davis. Check out honoree remarks, photos, press, and an event summary!
In Our Words
Our girls have led some incredible initiatives this summer--from music videos to conferences to great performances. Learn more in our July newsletter!
Breaking Through
The 2014 Girls Write Now Anthology, Breaking Through, is now available. With a foreword by NYC's First Lady Chirlane McCray and blurbs from Gloria Steinem, Roxanne Gay, Farai Chideya, and Meg Wolitzer, snag your copy now!