Monica Spear is the Executive Director of Girls Inc, Santa Barbara
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM. Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, Girls Inc. works with policymakers to advocate on key legislation and initiatives.
The above video was recorded live at the International Women’s Day Festivals in Santa Barbara. Empowering Women TV Host: Jackie Ruka is one of our founding Ambassadors for our Empowering Women Santa Barbara-Hub. Founder and Executive Producer: “Twinkle” Marie Manning.