Get your 2018 Girls Rock! Awards Tickets

Join Hardy Girls Healthy Women, The Maine Girls’ Academy, and National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman for a night of celebrating six Maine girls for their personal, academic, athletic, humanitarian and straight-up awesome achievements at our annual Girls Rock! Awards. This catered ceremony is one of Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s biggest fundraisers for its annual programming that cultivates positive girl culture and supportive communities through workshops and action projects.

Friday, March 2, 2018
Maine Girls Academy in Portland

The ceremony’s keynote speaker, Amanda Gorman, was named the inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States in April 2017. She was also the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and was invited to the White House by Michelle Obama, The Poetry Foundation, The Library of Congress, Hot 97, and gave numerous readings across the United States. To read more about Amanda, you can visit her website.

5:30-6:20: Social hour (passed appetizers and cash bar)
6:20-7:30: Program
7:30-8: Dessert and coffee, opportunity to meet our keynote and award winners!

Award categories:

– Title IX Champion
– Against the Odds Advocate
– Health Promoter
– Community Organizer
– STEM-gineer
– Entrepreneur

Space is limited for this amazing event, so please register today! Tickets are $40.

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Thank you to our 2018 Girls Rock! sponsors:



Year-round, Hardy Girls takes girls seriously. We know we can’t afford to lose any more of girls’ powerful voices. How many can you afford to fund? Giving to Hardy Girls covers not only our year-round, statewide programming, but the impactful, community ripple effects from girls and women causing a ruckus on issues we all care about. Donate on #GivingTuesday, and stand with girls.

Carly Traub

Carly Traub is an attorney with the law firm of Bendett & McHugh, P.C. Carly graduated from Brown University in 2009 where she majored in Human Biology and rowed for four years on the Women’s Crew Team. After graduating, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania teaching high school math and physics and running girls empowerment conferences with fellow volunteers. Carly then attended the University of Maine School of Law where, as a student attorney with the Human Rights and Refugee Clinic, she represented individuals seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief. After graduating in 2015, she continued to practice immigration law before serving as a judicial law clerk for the District Courts in York County. Carly currently serves on the board of the Kennebunk Beach Triathlon Club and is passionate about using sport to improve girls’ and women’s self-esteem, to challenge gender stereotypes and to develop leadership skills. She lives with her fiancé and dog in South Portland. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crafting, swimming, biking, and running. 

Sponsor Girls Rock!

Girls Rock! sponsorships support Hardy Girls’ year-round programming serving 1,200+ girls annually. To learn more about sponsorship, download our sponsorship package here. We invite you to send a powerful message that your company is dedicated to Maine girls by sponsoring the 2018 Girls Rock! Awards and Conferences. For more information, contact Kelli.

Join these incredible companies in sponsoring this event:



I am a junior at Bangor High School. I am the campaign manager and volunteer coordinator for Clare Davitt for Bangor City Council. I am also the president of my school’s Women’s Interest Group. In my free time I work on my art, which I recently won the Maine Civil Rights Team Art Award for.



Anna is a junior at Winslow High School.  She enjoys spending time hiking, kayaking, and family time at the lake.  She is an active member in the performing arts including being the historian of the International Thespian Society at Winslow High School, a percussionist in the school band, a member of student government, and recently sat on the committee for the proposal of the new performing arts center.  Anna is looking forward to her first year in GAB in hopes to promoting a positive image of feminism and activism to other young girls in her community.



Kaitlyn is a 14 year old freshman at Massabesic High School. She has been singing since before she can remember and loves to perform in front of whoever she can. She wants others to feel comfortable with who they are and the same for herself. Making people smile and laugh are one of her favorite things to do. She loves all animals, she has 12 chickens a dog and a gerbil.  Kaitlyn has been helping people for a long time.



Natalia is new this year to the Girls Advisory Board as a senior from Waterville Senior High School. She enjoys spending time with her Maine Coon cat, Kipper, advocating for women’s rights, and jammin’ out to classic oldies.



Emma is a junior at Casco Bay high school in Portland, Maine. She is a Seed of Peace, an Animal Refuge League volunteer, and singer in an all-girl rock band. Emma joined GAB because she feels that a group of empowering women is what the world needs in a time of such divide, and she wants to be part of it. Emma brings to GAB a sense of organization, experience in activism and dialogue, and experience working in all-female spaces.