by Sydney Bartels, Girl Talk Ambassador As summer rapidly approaches, body shaming becomes huge. But why? Body shaming just allows others to be harmful and cruel when there is no need to be. As an alternative, body positivity becomes a crucial part in standing up for yourself. So, what is body positivity? Body Positivity is…

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Start a Girl Talk Chapter. Have a bake sale & give the proceeds to charity. Run/walk a charity race. Set up a clothing drive. Write letters to send to soldiers. Sign up to be a counselor at a camp for disabled children. Make toys to give to an animal shelter. Help out at your local…

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Sleep improves concentration and productivity. Without adequate sleep, it is challenging to keep your concentration and productivity levels high. Your brain is not able to work at its optimal level. 2. Sleep affects emotions and social interactions. When you get enough sleep you are able to be the best leader you can be. Your emotions…

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“Asking for help means that you have taken the time to notice that something feels different and that you care enough about yourself to get help.” Melissa Henriques  Questions Covered In This Episode What are the mental benefits of exercise? How does lack of sleep affect your physical and mental health? How are sleep and…

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Name: Denise Luders Job Title Human Resources, Benefits & Payroll Manager, CEI What would you tell your younger self? Don’t go into credit card debt! What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today? BBA with Specialization in Human Resources Management. I started in admin/clerical/entry level…

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Name: Elizabeth Nolan Job Title Technical Support Manager (Overnight and Specialty Queues), CCI What would you tell your younger self?  Study harder in high school to get good grades to get scholarships to pay for college. Student loans can be lessened considerably with advance planning! What was your major in college and how did you…

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Name: Shelly Griffin Job Title Field Inspector, CAI What would you tell your younger self? It’s okay to be the only girl in the shop. Don’t let lack of women in your field stop you. Follow your path, things gets better. Don’t be afraid to leap to the next opportunity. What was your major in…

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Name: Amburrae Horne Job Title Account Administrator II, CAI What would you tell your younger self? Take a deep breath and keep your head up high.  Believe in yourself, never let words from others effect who you truly are as a person. What was your major in college and how did you get to the…

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Questions Covered In This Episode What is community to you? How can we support our communities as young adults? How would you encourage a girl who is struggling to identify her community right now? To be your best self for your community you must check in with yourself. You are allowed to feel joy even…

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“Do not let outside pressure you might feel from people that don’t know you, or don’t love you and don’t support you, don’t let those people’s opinions effect you or effect your decision making process and what direction your career is going to go.” Lindsay Steffes Questions Covered In This Episode When did you know…

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“I think it’s important to empower yourself so that you can empower others because you can’t give if you don’t have anything. I think it’s important that you are constantly talking positive to yourself because when you put yourself down you can’t bring others up.” Maddie, Ambassador Questions Covered In This Episode How can we…

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Being able to identify opportunities to uplift & inspire another person is important when empowering others. Check out our list to get started. 1. Celebrate someone’s accomplishment. Has anyone you know accomplished something recently? Celebrate them – write a comment on their social, send them a text, call, or write a note. 2. Lift someone…

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“I see difficult conversations as an opportunity, not so much a challenge, but more so an opportunity for us to see our blind spots and improve who we are and try not to repeat some of those negative behaviors.” Dixil Francis Questions Covered In This Episode Dixil, you’ve been a member of the Girl Talk…

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Name: Jeannine Watanabe Which Cox division do you work in? CCI Job Title Director Network Operations What would you tell your younger self? Never give up on your passion.  It is cool for girls to be good at math and science.  There are a lot of STEM careers out there where women can succeed. What…

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Name : Jackie Kirk Which Cox division do you work in? : CAI Job Title : Technical Support Client Specialist What would you tell your younger self? : To never give up.  Stay focused and stay in school because its super important.  Follow my dreams because life is short. Not let others thoughts about who…

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Name: Cathy Stephens Which Cox division do you work in? CCI Job Title Sourcing Manager What would you tell your younger self? You never know who can help you in the future – so it is important to make as many connections as you can. And you should never burn any bridges. I was able…

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We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit our nonprofit. For full program details and restrictions, visit Target Circle by clicking the link target.com/circle  Email [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Ambassador Advice on Inclusion - Girl Talk Podcast

“We are different, … but we still have things in common and even if we don’t have anything in common, we’re different, why don’t we learn from our differences.” -Zada C., Ambassador Questions Covered In This Episode What is inclusion? How is it different from diversity? How does diversity lead to inclusion? How can we…

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There are many ways that you can serve as a positive and helpful role model in your everyday lives. But first you may be wondering what exactly is a role model, how do they act, and why are they important? Those are all great questions that can be answered in lots of ways. What is…

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It’s important to show your mentees that you are not perfect. We are humans learning, just like you are. It is okay to make mistakes and not to be perfect.  – Ariel Abernathy (Girl Talk Inc. Leader/Alumni) #GTC Questions Covered In This Episode What does mentoring mean to you? What did you learn about about…

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Having that person that can help guide you, help you, grow with you, and learn with you. I think that is what really makes a mentor. – Zada C. (Girl Talk Inc. Ambassador) #GTC Questions Covered In This Episode What is a mentor? What do you gain from mentoring and having a mentor? What impact…

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