Melissa Landon


Bio coming soon. (But trust us she’s awesome!)MEL HGHW Photo

Five Questions with Melissa

Favorite book: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (all of them!)
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Candace Pert (She should have gotten the Nobel Prize!!)
Favorite feminist anthem: Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: text messages to my lady friends
Perfect day (in one sentence): Perfection is a fictional construct. Any day spent outdoors in nature is my favorite pleasure.

Camille McGadney



Camille McGadney began her career as a wilderness school instructor utilizing experiential learning strategies to promote positive self-esteem and develop leadership skills among teens from diverse backgrounds.  Since that time, she has provided career coaching to college students at the university level and within an international career development organization.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University.

Jean McDevitt



Jean McDevitt is a Principal in the Tax Department of Baker Newman Noyes, LLC, an accounting and consulting firm with offices in Portland, Maine, Manchester and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts. Jean has been with the firm since 2001 providing high wealth individuals and families with tax planning and compliance services. She holds a B.A. in History and Environmental Studies from Tufts University and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. Jean has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, YMCA of Southern Maine, and the Rotary Club of Yarmouth, Maine. In her spare time, Jean loves traveling, hiking, and reading. Autumn finds her turning to baking as she relishes the fall flavors of apple and pumpkin. As an amateur photographer, her most common subject is her black and tan dachshund, Maximus, her short-legged sidekick since 2002. Jean is excited to work with Hardy Girls Healthy Women and put into action her belief that empowering youth – especially girls – to dream and embrace opportunity is essential to building strong communities.

Campbell Watts


campbell watts Campbell Watts, MS. is an environmental educator and horticultural therapist.  She has designed curriculums and led environmental and farm programs for youth at the MA Horticultural Society and the MA Audubon Society.  She also developed and led agricultural programs for youth ages 5-19 in the greenhouses and 4-acre organic farm at Green Chimneys School, a residential treatment center in Brewster, NY.  Since 1995 her focus has been on creating meaningful work opportunities for at-risk teens.   She was a founding member of The Food Project, a non-profit that works with teens to build a more just and sustainable food system in low-income communities in Boston and on the north shore of MA.  She has 20 years of experience creating innovative programs to make healthy, local food available and affordable to families with limited resources.  In 2011 she moved to Maine full-time where she and her husband live on a small homestead and run a heritage apple CSA.  She serves on the Education Committee for MOFGA and is an active volunteer for the Maine Heritage Orchard.

Five Questions with Cammy

Favorite book: Brave Irene by William Stein
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Alice Chapman, my grandmother
Favorite feminist anthem: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Why does this most always occur in my car?
Perfect day (in one sentence): Sunshine in southeast Alaska, whales, kayaks, my family and maybe a few fish on the line.



Jess – Waterville High School – Waterville

Jess is a sophomore at Waterville Senior High School. She loves being outdoors and enjoys playing soccer. She loves being a part of GAB and hopes to empower girls through what she learns here.

Favorite book: The Girls by Emma Cline
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Carrie Bradshaw
Favorite feminist anthem: Hard Out Here by Lily allen
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: little cafe with latte in hand
Perfect day (in one sentence): An empty beach with a good book.

Girls Rock! Awards


Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Girls Rock! Awards is committed to amplifying the voices of brave and amazing girls throughout our state.

Girls ages 9-19 were nominated in the categories of: Title IX Champion, Health Promoter, Against the Odds Advocate, Community Organizer, Entrepreneur, and STEM-gineer.

The winners have been chosen! Coming soon are sneak peak videos of their stories. Want to meet them in person? Attend the Girls Rock! Awards from 6-7:30 on Thursday, April 7th at Colby College (Osgrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building) in Waterville, ME.   RSVP today!

More details on the awards categories:

Title IX Champion: This girl is an advocate for girls’ equal access to sports, including athletic facilities, coaching, education or equipment.

Health Promoter: 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 or developmental disability. She is busy redefining “able” and making positive changes for girls in Maine along the way.

Community Organizer: 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!

Entrepreneur: This girl turned her passion into a paycheck by building up her own business and her bank account.

STEM-gineer: 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.

Inclusivity Statement

Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs. This includes participants who were not assigned to the female sex at birth, but live and identify as female now. It also includes participants who are legally assigned to the female sex, but who identify as transgender or gender fluid.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors.  Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Kelli McCannell.

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