Posts tagged "Molly Barker"

Wise Words from Women

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
I love collecting quotes.  They can be inspiring, motivating, and sometimes just fun!  From 15 amazing women, here are some of my favorite quotes.  Find one you like, and then do a little digging to find out about the woman who said it!

Girls on the Run - Chicago Kicks Off Their Biggest Season Yet Today!

Today is the kick-off of the Girls on the Run - Chicago spring season.  This week, about 198 sites will kick off and more than 4,000 girls will start getting ready for the New Balance Girls on the Run – Chicago 5k presented by McDonalds in June.  Along the way, they’ll learn how to stay true to... Read more »

It's Just Hair.

Girls, I have a confession.  This summer, I wasted more than one day watching an America’s Next Top Model marathon.  On the makeover shows, there are always a few women who get their hair cut into short, cute pixie cuts.  I have always wanted to chop off all my hair, but I’ve never been brave... Read more »
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50 Positively Famous Female Role Models

I know.  I said famous people don’t have a responsibility to be role models.  But that doesn’t mean they can’t be!  So here they are, in no particular order… 50 fabulous women that are famous and admirable!   Remember, just because a woman made this list doesn’t mean she’s perfect.  Katie told us that you... Read more »

The Garmin Store in Chicago Celebrates Girls on the Run!

It was an honor to meet these ladies.
  Some of the staff from Garmin and Girls on the Run Chicago pose with Molly and Coach Jenny On Saturday, Garmin celebrated their new sponsorship of Girls on the Run SoleMates with a special event at The Garmin Store on Michigan Avenue.  Guests listened to presentations from Coach Jenny Hadfield, a Chicago area running... Read more »

Molly Barker & Coach Jenny Hadfield at Garmin Chicago this Saturday!

Join Garmin for a special event on Saturday as they announce their sponsorship of Girls on the Run SoleMates!  Girls on the Run founder and vision keeper Molly Barker will be there, along with Coach Jenny Hadfield, author and athlete… I’ll be there… and I hope you will, too!  Meet Molly and Coach Jenny, hear all... Read more »
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Molly Barker's Law of Attraction

Earlier this month, fifth grader Olivia Atkins shared why she loves Girls on the Run, the Outside the Girl Box Girl Organization of the Month.  Today I’m thrilled to share a piece written by Molly Barker, the organzation’s founder.  Read on to find out more about Molly, Girls on the Run, and the Law of Attraction.   Hi. ... Read more »

Girl Book Thursday: Girls Lit From Within

Since Girls on the Run is our featured Girl Organization of the Month, I thought it’d be fitting to feature one of the books written by the founder, Molly Barker.  Girls Lit From Within: A Guide to Life Outside the Girl Box always has the longest waiting list in my classroom.  The book is as... Read more »

Girl Organization of the Month: Girls on the Run

Each month, I’ll feature a great girl organization in the Chicagoland area.  Girls on the Run is the featured girl group this March. Today is the kick-off of the Girls on the Run Chicago spring season.  This week, about 150 sites will kick off and more than 3,000 girls will start getting ready for the Girls... Read more »
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Try On Some Shoes and Donate $1 to Girls on the Run!

Until April 4, 2010, when you try on a pair of New Balance running shoes at a participating store, you will receive an Instant Give Contribution Card.  Simply put, it’s a little red card with a special code.  When you get home, go online and enter your code.  Click on Girls on the Run to donate... Read more »
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