Teen Advisory Board: Oglethorpe University
The Girl Talk Teen Advisory Board will visit Oglethorpe University to hear from women working in higher education, from faculty to staff and administration, and have the opportunity to tour Oglethorpe’s campus as they look ahead toward the college application process.
Girl Talk Camp
Girl Talk Camp is a week-long day camp in Atlanta, Georgia that offers rising 4th- rising 8th-grade girls the unique fun, friendship, and possibility that only Girl Talk can offer!
Campers have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by current Girl Talk Chapter Leaders and Alumni and to hear and learn from uplifting female speakers throughout the week. They also participate in a variety of activities that inspire confidence and creativity and community service projects that foster a passion for giving back.
Space is limited, so register today!
Sponsor a Camper who would not otherwise be able to experience the power and possibility of Girl Talk Camp.
Teen Advisory Board: Cox Automotive (February 2018)
The Girl Talk Teen Advisory Board was hosted by the women of Cox Automotive and Girl Talk Board Chair Jill Campbell (EVP, Cox Enterprises).
Words of Wisdom: Check out the 6 best pieces of advice from the Cox Automotive wonder women!
Teen Advisory Board: dk Gallery (January 2018)
The Girl Talk Teen Advisory Board was hosted by dk Gallery (Marietta, GA) where they had the opportunity to tour the gallery and hear from owner and gallerist Donna Krueger and Susan Scherer.
Words of Wisdom: "Be curious about everything...and attitude is everything." - Donna Krueger
Giving Tuesday 2017 (November 28, 2017)
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, partners, and the Bell Family Foundation, Girl Talk celebrated a record-breaking Giving Tuesday in 2017, raising over $92,000 (including gift-matching funds) and exceeding our goal of $50,000!
Snapchat Launch (October 2017)
Girl Talk has joined Snapchat! Keep up with all our #girlhacks, inspiration, and empowering current events by following Girl Talk on Snapchat @girltalkinc_hq!
Do you have #girlhacks that you use in your everyday life, or quotes that inspire you? Share them with us by emailing [email protected] and you could see them on the Girl Talk Story!
Brand Relaunch (October 2017)
Girl Talk celebrated International Day of the Girl (October 11th) by relaunching the Girl Talk brand with a new logo, tagline (Leadership Defined), marketing materials, and 2 new videos!
As we look to the future of Girl Talk, we are dedicated to inspiring ALL girls to develop the confidence to lead. We believe there is no limit to a girl's potential and will continue to strive to creating an environment that inspires, motivates, and cultivates confidence and empowers every girl to define the leader within her.
Teen Advisory Board: Oldcastle Building Solutions (August 2017)
The Girl Talk Teen Advisory Board was hosted by Oldcastle, where Girl Talk Board Member Reide Onley serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Digital Operations. Members met with Director of Brand Management Mary Beth Sharp and Director of Digital Marketing Heather Pacinelli.
Words of Wisdom: On working in a male-dominated field, "You don't have to do it like a man. You can do it like a woman." - Mary Beth Sharp
Vineyard Vines Give Back (August 2017)
The Girl Talk Team had a "whale" of a time at the Vineyard Vines Give Back at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, GA! The store team served special snacks and shared information about Girl Talk with each customer that came in from 4:00-8:00 pm, offering them the opportunity to learn more and give 20% of the proceeds from their purchase back to Girl Talk. Thank you, Vineyard Vines!
EMPOWER Running + Yoga Festival (August 2017)
Girl Talk teamed up with Titanium Racing and Empowered Events for the 2-day EMPOWER Running + Yoga Festival in San Francisco, donating a portion of the proceeds from registration to Girl Talk and partnering up with us on social media to share fitness tips for girls and women. We had a great time participating virtually from our home base in Atlanta and are grateful for Titanium Racing's support!
Thirty-One National Conference (July 2017)
The Girl Talk Team joined our national mission partner, Thirty-One Gifts, in Columbus, OH to celebrate five years of partnership and share our mission with the women of Thirty-One Gifts--plus special appearances by our 2017 National Leader of the Year, Jathusha "JJ" Mahenthirarajan, who got to speak on the main stage for 8,500+ attendees!
Google Made with Code: Wonder Woman Coding Party (July 2017)
In honor of Wonder Woman, this summer's blockbuster, Made with Code and Google partnered to create a special coding workshop for girls ages 13-18 to teach them about coding and show them how it was used in the new movie. Our girls were thrilled to be invited and to have the opportunity to learn and network with the women of Google Atlanta, including our board member Hetal Gordon!
Atrium University (July 2017)
Atrium Staffing, a national staffing/recruitment firm, joined forces with Girl Talk this summer in Iselin, NJ to pilot "Atrium University," a professional development workshop for our Girl Talk Leaders. The girls learned best practices for resumes, cover letters, social media, LinkedIn profiles, networking, and more, gaining unique insights to share with their Chapters and to put them a step ahead, wherever their future takes them.
GRAMMY Museum/Taylor Swift (June 2017)
This summer, the GRAMMY Museum in Mississippi invited the Girl Talk founder Haley Kilpatrick to lead two Girl Talk-inspired workshops, one for middle school and high school girls and one for parents and educators of those age groups. The S.H.I.N.E. Experience workshops incorporated the works of inspiring female singers/songwriters, from Taylor Swift to Beyonce, to encourage girls to
S.H.I.N.E.: Share Your Passion, Help Others, Ignite Your Confidence, Never Hold Back, and Enjoy Every Moment!
Girl Talk Camp (June 2017)
Girl Talk Camp is a one-week day camp offered annually in Atlanta, GA for girls in rising 4th-8th grades to grow their confidence, make new friends, and discover their power to be a leader, all under the guidance of real Girl Talk Leaders and Alumnae! This year's activities included hearing from inspirational speakers like The "Amazing" Tei Street, creating unique Vision Boards to set future goals and dreams, and offering community service opportunities with nonprofit organizations in the Greater Atlanta Area. Learn more and register for Girl Talk Camp 2018 here.
Mommy & Me Princess Tea (May 2017)
Held at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, our annual Mommy & Me Princess Tea is a fun, family event that highlights the strength of all girls. High schoolers share their voices and talent in musical performances of some of our favorite characters, showing what it means to be brave, curious, adventurous, and kind. We would like to give a huge thank you to Rachel Hamilton and the Hamilton family for their generosity and time in making this event truly magical for everyone who attends, and to our sponsors: American Girl, Beacham & Company, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Cabot, Elite Smiles Chastain, The Kids Salon, Learning RX, M.Z. Stageworks, Pandora, Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital, State Farm, Trader Joe’s, and Woo Skincare & Cosmetics.
Comcast Cares Day (April 2017)
Comcast Cares Day is the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event, and we are honored to have partnered with Comcast for the past two years to bring high school girls, parents, supporters, and team members together to give back to our local community. Girl Talk is passionate about community service and believes that volunteering is a crucial part of being a positive and successful leader.
Yeah! Burger Fundraiser (April 2017)
Girl Talk’s Teen Advisory Board hosted a Feel Good Tuesday Fundraiser with Yeah! Burger where 10% of sales were donated to Girl Talk. By asking their friends and families to come out and support us, we were able to raise funds for programs, while sharing great food and good times with the amazing Girl Talk Family. Thank you, Yeah! Burger!