Girls Inc. Of Metropolitan Dallas:


Girls Inc. Of Metropolitan Dallas: The third and final lecture of the 2013 series, “Igniting Female Teams to High Performance” presented by Katie Filkins, Ph.D., has arrived and is being held April 30th at the Communities Foundation of Texas.   The event will begin with an informal reception at 6:00 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6:30 and conclude at 7: 30 p.m.

“It’s hard to imagine that only 40 years ago, the primary physical activities deemed suitable for girls were limited to cheerleading and square dancing. Today, the unprecedented success for Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas, which has been empowering girls to be strong, smart and bold for 45 years, is focused on elevating the conversation about girls in our communities,” says Girls Inc. CEO Lori Palmer. “In its inaugural 2011-2012 lecture series, the agency explored the characterization of girls and young women from ancient mythology to today’s popular culture and in tomorrow’s leadership in science and technology. This year the conversation about ‘the girl’ continues with an exploration of her physical power.”

Katie Filkins, Ph.D., strategic thinker, executive coach, business consultant, and former collegiate and professional basketball player, will conclude this series with a conversation about the unique aspects and lifetime implications of female teams and teambuilding.

Sports participation teaches teamwork, leadership, discipline, and other values key to success. Eighty percent of female managers of Fortune 500 companies have a sports background. Additionally, high school girls who participate in team sports are less likely to drop out of school, smoke, drink or become pregnant.

“Increased participation in sports yields benefits for women in other important areas of their lives. Sports participation teaches teamwork, leadership, discipline, persistence, focus and other values critical for success,” added Aimee Griffiths, president of the Junior League of Dallas. “As an organization committed to developing the potential of women, the Junior League of Dallas is excited to collaborate with Girls Inc. and engage the Dallas community in a discussion about the role and value of women in the world of athletics and beyond.”

Hosted by Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas as part of its 2nd Annual Girls Inc. Lecture Series:  What is a Girl?, the 2013 series is in collaboration with the Junior League of Dallas.

Location: Communities Foundation of Texas       5500 Caruth Haven Lane               Dallas, TX 75225

Attendees can register online or contact Christina Onabajo at (214) 654-4507 or Admission is $35 for adults and $25 for children.

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