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On Our Minds: #2018Goals, National Mentoring Month, Learning New Skills, and More

Posted 01/22/2018

Big and Little Sisters learn skills, build confidence, and have fun during one of our classes in partnership with Milk Street Cooking School. Read more about this partnership and others in our January 2018 e-newsletter.

From the President and CEO

Dear friends,

For several years we have used the hashtag #Girls2Great. Make no mistake, we will continue to get #Girls2Great in everything we do this year, and there’s a new hashtag in town.

In an opinion piece I wrote that was recently published in the Boston Herald, I explored the idea that 2017 was the year of the woman. From the Women’s Marches around the globe, to the Fearless Girl on Wall Street, to Wonder Woman on the big screen, and of course #metoo, women made headlines. How can we make 2018 the year for all women? Which brings me back to that new hashtag: #womensupportingwomen. Together, we will continue the momentum that began last year (and in the late 19th century…and in the 1960s…) as we work to ensure that all women’s voices are heard and valued. How do we do this?

In the season for making (and keeping) resolutions, we can all resolve to take small steps that can have a big impact: invite a younger female colleague out to lunch, think twice before saying you’d rather work for a man than a woman, speak up to ensure that gender and racial diversity have a seat at the table. Maybe you start with the next generation and become a Big Sister to a girl in our area. It is National #MentoringMonth after all, what better time than now to help get #Girls2Great?

With gratitude,

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