I first got to know Girls Inc. when I interviewed CEO Joyce Roche for What I Know Now™ in 2004. She is warm and gracious. Her letter about feeling like an imposter earlier in her career strikes a deep chord when I read it at corporate seminars and workshops. Having grown Girls Inc.’s reach tremendously during her tenure, Joyce has plans to step down in 2010. I wish her the best.
I donate a percentage of my royalties from What I Know Now and If I’d Known Then to Girls Inc. because I want my books to do more than simply endorse the spirit of women helping women—I want the books to contribute to that process in a concrete way.
Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. In 2006, Girls Inc. reached over 800,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates, our website, and educational publications.