The Southeast SheJumps team will be representing at the Washington, D.C. Girls Can Do event on November 12th, and we hope to see you there!
On Saturday, November 12, Girls Can Do with the support of Microsoft Retail Stores will host over 2,000 young women and girls at the historic Warner Theater in downtown Washington, DC for a day of fun, education, inspiration, and “Possibility Thinking.” Answering the ever present need for strong, accomplished, and resilient female role-models, Girls Can Do seeks to empower young women and girls to think beyond their immediate reality by creating a spark of inspiration. This inspiration is transformed into action by connecting these girls with local organizations who provide year-round programming for girls – what Girls Can Do calls their Girl Partner Network.
“The purpose of the Girls Can Do event series is to ignite a spark for what is possible in girls across the country and then around the world, so they can begin to see the potential that lives inside them,” said Karen Clark Cole, Founder and Executive Director of Girls Can Do.
As well as the founder of Girls Can Do, Karen is the Co-Founder and CEO of a User Experience software consulting company, Blink UX, and is a contributing writer for Forbes.com.
“The sky is the limit for what our boys and girls can achieve, on equal grounds, supporting each other. The work we need to do is show girls what that looks like, provide role-models for them so they can see themselves in the future. They need to see women who look like them, women who listen to them, who care about them and who inspire them. There is no shortage of these women out there, and it’s our goal to make them accessible to every girl in this country, so they have a vision to move towards.”
On November 12, First Lady Michelle Obama will open the day with a video welcome speech recorded especially for the event. Throughout the day there will be twelve, ten-minute Ted-talk style presentations by a diverse group of women leaders. Between each speaker, representative girls from some of our Girl Partner Network organizations will come on stage to share what their program offers. At each event we host 15-20 of these organizations and provide them with a table in the lobby for participants to learn more or sign-up.
To access more girls nation-wide, Girls Can Do has partnered with Microsoft Retail Stores to live broadcast the event in ten of their stores across the country. In conjunction with hosting a viewing party and providing food, each Microsoft Store will conduct a fun-filled coding workshop for girls in attendance.
Grab your and your daughter’s ticket here. And stop by the SheJumps table to say hi to Sarah and Cristy!