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19July

GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES 2016 GAME CHANGERS KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PINTEREST HEAD OF DIVERSITY CANDICE MORGAN

AND WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES TO BE RECOGNIZED AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com

GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES 2016 GAME CHANGERS KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PINTEREST HEAD OF DIVERSITY CANDICE MORGAN, AND WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES TO BE RECOGNIZED AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 26

(AUSTIN) – Girlstart has announced that Candice Morgan, Head of Diversity at Pinterest, will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 edition of Game Changers, the organization’s annual fundraising luncheon. 

Morgan leads strategy and programs to enhance a diverse and inclusive Pinterest, the world's catalog of ideas. Prior, Candice spent nearly 10 years at Catalyst, the leading nonprofit for research, advisory, and practices on women in business, where she was a recognized expert in change management/organizational transformation in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and talent management.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Candice Morgan to Austin to speak at Game Changers,” said Tamara Hudgins, Girlstart’s Executive Director. “She continues in the growing tradition of STEM innovators and thinkers who we’ve involved with Game Changers, starting with Sally Ride at the first Game Changers luncheon in 2010, and she brings a particularly important perspective on the ongoing issue of diversity within the STEM work world.” 

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29June

EPIDEMIA DESIGNS CHOOSES GIRLSTART AS ITS FIRST-EVER DONATION RECIPIENT

GRANTING $5,000 TO FUND STEM PROGRAMMING FOR GIRLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com

EPIDEMIA DESIGNS CHOOSES GIRLSTART AS ITS FIRST-EVER DONATION RECIPIENT, GRANTING $5,000 TO FUND STEM PROGRAMMING FOR GIRLS

Girlstart is pleased to announced that Epidemia Designs, a newly-launched Kickstarter startup company creating science-inspired activewear for women, has chosen Girlstart to be its first-ever philanthropy recipient.

Epidemia Designs founder Lizzie Cochran, a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has given Girlstart a $5,000 donation toward Girlstart’s innovative STEM programming for girls.

“From the start, Epidemia Designs has been a mission-driven brand that supports women and girls pursuing education and careers in STEM and after learning about what Girlstart does to nurture girls, we knew they were the right partner for us,” said Cochran. “Girlstart offers terrific after school programs and camps to encourage smart, ambitious girls and it’s an honor to work alongside an organization that represents everything Epidemia stands for and works daily to help girls achieve their dreams."

 

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12April

ELIZABETH SERIFF JOINS GIRLSTART BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com


ELIZABETH SERIFF JOINS GIRLSTART BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Girlstart is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Seriff, Project Manager, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, has joined the Girlstart Board of Directors.

“We are so excited that Elizabeth has joined the Girlstart Board of Directors, and I personally am thrilled,” said Tamara Hudgins, Executive Director of Girlstart. “Elizabeth has been a long-standing volunteer, advocate, and supporter of our work. She was involved in helping us think strategically even before we developed our 2012 strategic plan. She was gracious enough to chair our annual luncheon, Game Changers in 2013. Elizabeth has continually supported Girlstart over the years, and I look forward to amazing progress under her leadership.”

“Without exploration, we don’t know what opportunities can be available to us,” said Seriff. “In turn, we are limited in our understanding, confidence and ability to experience. If we never explore what we might be interested in, then we never know how to cultivate ‘that’ skill. Girlstart offers opportunity and skilled programming that specifically engages girls and of which girls react to. It opens a world of opportunity up that most girls would never know. This is why I’m involved.”

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29March

Dave Stump, Pierpont Communications VP for Business Development, joins Girlstart Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com 

Dave Stump, Pierpont Communications VP for Business Development, joins Girlstart Board of Directors

Girlstart is pleased to announce that Dave Stump, the Vice President of Business Development for Pierpont Communications (based in Houston, with offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio), has joined the Girlstart Board of Directors.

Stump is the first Girlstart board member outside of the Central Texas region, and his election to the board reflects both the expansion of Girlstart programs and the increasing importance of its programming in the Houston area.

“We’re thrilled to have Dave as a member of our Board of Directors,” said Tamara Hudgins, executive director of Girlstart. “Dave is an energetic and active participant in Houston’s business community, and he is fully committed to our vision of inspiring girls toward STEM degrees and STEM careers. We look forward to Dave helping us inspire more girls in Houston, throughout Texas, and beyond in the years to come.”

“I’m excited to be joining the Girlstart Board of Directors,” Stump said. “I’d like to see more girls develop the interest in STEM education that my two daughters have developed, and I look forward to working with an impactful organization to help girls across this great city and state become inspired to learn.” 

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