Join Us for the 10th Annual Girls Rock! Awards
Friday, April 7th from 6:00-7:30
Camp Ketcha, Scarborough
Reserve your spot!
to benefit Hardy Girls Healthy Women
You’re invited to The Girls Rock! Awards, our annual fundraiser, to honor girls from around Maine. Enjoy appetizers while you hear some amazing stories of girls from around our state who break stereotypes, challenge society and rock! Your attendance and donations make our year-round programming, serving over a 1,000 girls, possible. Stand with us to take girls seriously.
The Girls Rock! Awards are part of Girls Rock! Weekend on April 6th and 7th.
Speaking at this year’s event is honoree Beth Shissler, the President/COO of Sea Bags headquartered in Portland, Maine. After working for large, international corporations she took a risk in 2006 and decided to run a young startup company in her home state. In 2011, Shissler was named a woman to watch by MaineBiz. In 2015, Sea Bags was named Maine Retailer of the Year. Beth has guided Sea Bags into impressive growth while supporting a diverse population. The company now employs more than 80 people across 11 retail stores—and says she’s still having fun.
Awards are given in these categories:
Title IX Champion
This girl is an advocate for girls’ equal access to sports, including athletic facilities, coaching, education or equipment.
This girl supports and/or works on wellness policies or programs that promote healthy lifestyles and choices, such as mental, emotional and/or physical health.
Against the Odds Advocate
This girl refuses to be limited by what has traditionally been known as a physical, mental health or developmental challenge. She is busy redefining “able” and making positive changes for girls in Maine along the way.
This girl sees the importance of a united community and is making it happen by bringing together her school, peers, and/or community. She is not afraid to start changing the soil, especially for other girls!
This girl turned her passion into a paycheck by building up her own business and her bank account.
This girl succeeds in science, technology, engineering or math. She rejects the idea these subjects are not for girls and has created a counter narrative with her accomplishments. She could be an inventor, a competition winner, or a pioneer in her field.
Want to hear about them in their own words? Here are the 2016 winners:
Here are the 2015 winners: