Body Positivity: Practice Makes Progress

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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25 Ways to Celebrate National Volunteer Month

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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Natural Life Scholarship Winner – Grace Quinn

Congratulations Grace Quinn On Winning The Natural Life Scholarship! Learn A Little Bit About Grace : My name is Grace Quinn and I am the Vice President of LEAD, a chapter of Girl Talk in Massachusetts that three of my friends and I created in 2019. I became a Girl Talk Ambassador this year and…

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Natural Life Scholarship Winner – Eliana Love

Congratulations Eliana Love On Winning The Natural Life Scholarship! Learn A Little Bit About Eliana : During my freshman year of high school I attended Girl Talk Camp as a volunteer, where I shadowed counselors and interns. The next year I attended Girl Talk Camp again as a counselor and last year I attended the…

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She Leads – With Melissa Fach

Name:  Melissa Fach Title: Sr SEO Analyst, CAI What would you tell your younger self?  Ignore all the “you can’t” statements you get from others – you can do anything you choose to do. Don’t let the insults and hurtful comments by others turn into negative self-talk.  Be proud to be who you are. What…

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She Leads – With BranDee

Name:  BranDee Title:   Professional Educator, CCI What would you tell your younger self?  Do not dim your light for anyone, no matter what. Keep shining bright regardless. What was your inspiration and what helped you become successful? How do you define success?  Realizing life is too short to be anything but happy. To me,…

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She Leads – With Michelle Miller

Name: Michelle Miller Title: Content Writer, CEI What would you tell your younger self?  Don’t sweat the small stuff What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today?   Advertising. I went through Portfolio School for grad school after undergrad to hone my skills. What was…

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She Leads – With Belema Boyle

Name: Belema Boyle Job Title Analysis Lead, Cox2M, CCI What would you tell your younger self? It is great to have a goal but give yourself room to deviate and grow. What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today?  I was a Chemical Engineering major…

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She Leads – With Miranda Mataafa

Name: Miranda Mataafa Title:  Project Manager, CAI What would you tell your younger self?  Don’t be afraid to try things and make mistakes sooner and quickly.  You’ll learn way more if you just get started How do you balance your work and personal life? Often times one has more importance, and we’re curious to know…

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She Leads – With Sarah

Name:  Sarah Title:  Accounting Policy & Controls Manager, CEI What would you tell your younger self?  Take time to rest and don’t put so much pressure on yourself!  Embrace and accept yourself! What was your major in college and how did you get to the position you are in today?  Accounting.  I asked people a…

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She Leads – With Rachel L Azriel

Name:  Rachel L Azriel Title:  Director of Risk Management, Claims, CEI What would you tell your younger self?  Talk to your grandparents and ask them questions about their life and what the world was like for them.  Seek out opportunities to learn about the things that interest you most. What was your major in college…

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Meet The Founder Of Girl, Get After It!

To me the most important thing about living a healthy and well life is who you surround yourself with. Cass Wendell Questions Covered In This Episode We have been inspired by your personal journey to creating Girl, Get After It. Would you mind sharing that journey with our girls? You took your pain and isolation…

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The Importance Of Sleep

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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Ambassador Advice On Wellness

“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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She Leads – With Denise Luders

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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She Leads – With Elizabeth Nolan

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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She Leads – With Shelly Griffin

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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She Leads – With Amburrae Horne

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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How To Be A Part Of Your Community

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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From Riding In A Plane To Flying The Plane With Lindsay Steffes

“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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Ambassador Advice On Empowerment

“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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A Few Ways To Empower Others

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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