Review of the 2013 Lecture Series
elevate the discussion about girls and young women in our communities, we
launched a lecture series in 2011-2012. Titled “What is a Girl?,” the Inaugural
Annual Lecture Series consisted of four events and examined the
characterization of young women from ancient mythology to today’s popular
culture and tomorrow’s leadership in science and technology.
The 2013, Second Annual What is a Girl?
Lecture Series, in partnership with the Junior League of Dallas, explored answers to the question of the physical power of a girl. The series kicked off with, Retired Coach and
Athletic Director, Jody Conradt. Jody’s
lecture highlighted the historic Title IX legislation implemented at the University
of Texas and how that opened more opportunities for girls to play sports in college.
At the second lecture, Basketball Hall of Famer
Nancy Lieberman motivated audiences with her story of growing up in the Bronx
playing basketball and how that experience shaped who she is today. Joining Nancy were Olympians Michelle Carter
and Natasha Hastings, each of whom told inspiring stories about striving to be
the best in sports at a young age.
The final lecture with Dr. Katie Filkins examined
actual corporate circumstances related to women in the workforce. She highlighted
some enlightening facts about why women reach the top or not, and how girls can
learn the rules of the work game early in life. Plans for next year’s series
See photos from Girls Inc. 2011-2012 Lecture Series
See photos from Girls Inc. 2013 Lecture Series