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Girls Inc. DC Fundraising Gala

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Girls Inc. of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Hosts Signature POWER OF THE PURSE Fundraiser, Oct. 21
Celebrate women of the DC community at the National Museum for Women in the Arts from 6 – 9 p.m.

Tweet it: Join @GirlsIncDC of #WashingtonDC to Inspire All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold at #PowerOfThePurse on 10/21 from 6-9pm @WomenIntheArts

WASHINGTON DC — Girls Inc. of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area invites members of the community to the POWER OF THE PURSE fundraiser, an inspirational evening dedicated to trailblazing women, at the National Museum for Women in the Arts from 6 – 9 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Girls Inc. will honor women who are champion of change in the community and through a lively auction, will give attendees a chance to walk away with a stylish handbag. All proceeds from the POWER OF PURSE will directly support programs that advance Girls Inc.’s mission of “Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold.” Awarding-winning journalist and WUSA9 Anchor Lesli Foster will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

The POWER OF THE PURSE honorees include Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations; Ana Recio Harvey, Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development, for the DC Government and Courtney R. Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity for DC.

Why invest?

⦁ Only 1 in 5 girls believe she has the qualities to be a good leader.
⦁ Women account for less than 20% of the college degrees in engineering, computer science, and physics.
⦁ Programs for girls receive only 6% of the philanthropic dollars.
⦁ Only 3% of Fortune 500 companies have women CEOs.
⦁ Women make up only 15% of corporate boards.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available online by visiting girlsincdc.org/event or calling 202-806-7938.  Tickets are $150. For the latest news on Girl Inc. Washington D.C. follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 136,000 girls ages 6 – 18 annually across the United States and Canada. Learn more about our programs and advocacy at www.girlsinc.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Denese Lombardi, Executive Director
denese.girlsincdc@gmail.com
202 271-0610