News & Press Releases

Girls Inc. Leaders Will Honor Past and Focus on Future

October 8, 2021

On October 1, 2021, a new slate of officers will begin their term with the Girls Inc. of Pinellas Board of Directors. Mercy Ameyaw, Board President, is Director of Municipal Dealer Sales at Raymond James Financial; Molly Longmire, President-Elect, is Deputy Chief of Philanthropy and National Partnerships at Civil Air Patrol; Frank Vitarelli, Treasurer, is Senior Vice President – Market Director at The Bank of Tampa; and Dana Reina, Secretary, is Senior Manager, Cisco Solutions at TD SYNNEX.

Read More

Girls INC. and their Corporate Partners are Investing in Equity in Steam Education

September 10, 2021

Pinellas Park, FL (September 3, 2021) A financial data industry disruptor, a US Army intelligence officer, one of the first to offer a truly effective alternative to CPAP, a banking trailblazer whose career spans four decades, and a leader for academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment management, and facility operations…these are…

Read More

Girls Inc. of Pinellas Announces 2021 Outstanding Women in Steam Honorees

August 21, 2021

Girls Inc. of Pinellas will hold their annual luncheon celebrating women in STEAM on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Collection on Palmetto in Clearwater.

Read More

Girls Inc. Career Paths In STEM Helps Girls Break The Mold

August 4, 2021

Girls Inc.’s after-school enrichment program encourages girls to reach beyond traditional careers.

Read More

Disabled Veterans Tear It Up Both On And Off The Ice

August 3, 2021

This past Saturday a volunteer crew from The Tampa Warriors Hockey Program fulfilled their demolition dreams when they ripped out old cabinets, bookshelves, and kitchen fixtures in the administrative office of Girls Inc. of Pinellas. The crew’s work paves the way for new furnishings and fixtures to be delivered and installed as part of Girl Inc. of Pinellas’ re-model.

Read More

Girls Inc. of Pinellas Partners with Seniors in Service For Ready Set Kindergarten

July 1, 2021

Earlier this month Girls Inc. of Pinellas launched their new pilot program Ready, Set, Kindergarten!, a full day summer literacy camp for 5-year old girls entering kindergarten this fall. Running from June 14th through August 6th, the program will focus on literacy, numbers, and social skills.

Read More

Girls Inc. of Pinellas exploring marine life as well as future careers

June 23, 2021

Girls Inc. of Pinellas is always trying to push their students to explore careers that may not have been traditional for women or minorities. This week they took a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Read More

Darla Otey Receives Hero Award from Pinellas Park Rotary Club

May 24, 2021

Among the heroes recognized on Thursday, May 20, 2021 by the Pinellas Park Rotary Club was Darla Otey, the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Pinellas.  The award honored Girls Inc.’s efforts in improving education and economic development.

Read More

Girls Inc. of Pinellas Receives $85,000 Grant from the Schoen Foundation In the Midst of Non-Profit Downturns

January 18, 2021

Girls Inc. of Pinellas received a generous $85,000 in grant funding from the Schoen Foundation. This grant would have a weighty impact on the organization’s ability to continue to offer its services at any time; but, in this climate the value of this grant is truly magnified. The impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit community has been unprecedented. It has affected the capacity and sustainability of every nonprofit — from education to the environment, affordable housing to mental health services, animal welfare to the arts — very few organizations have emerged unscathed.

Read More

Power Panel’ of professional women offer advice on business success at Girls Inc. of Pinellas

December 28, 2020

From the Weekly Challenger:
Continually reaching out to the community to support their programming and initiatives, Executive Director Darla Otey recently sponsored a “Women in Leadership Power Panel” to encourage and inspire women in the community in early or in-transition business careers. Each panelist offered an overview of their roles and responsibilities. They all spoke to the challenges and realities of sometimes being the sole female among a sea of men in the business world. Chatterton pointed out that women still only make up 21 percent of business executives.

Read More

Call to Artists! Girls Inc. of Pinellas Seek Donations for Virtual Art Auction

December 6, 2020

Girls Inc of Pinellas is seeking donated artwork from local artists who wish to give back by donating a selected piece of art for inclusion in a virtual fundraiser via an Online Auction that will go live each month with a new piece of art. The organization is happy to include information about the artist to accompany the art. Since this is an ongoing monthly virtual auction, a deadline does not apply As long as Girls Inc of Pinellas is receiving the donated art, the monthly auctions will continue on! The virtual event will also be promoted on the Girls Inc of Pinellas social media platforms.

Read More

Avan Armaghani, MD to Lead Full STEAM Ahead! Programming as They Enter a New Week

November 3, 2020

We are excited to announce that Avan Armaghani, MD, Assistant Member in the Department of Breast Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center will lead the way during the week of November 9th  Full STEAM Ahead! Programming.

Read More