Together, Girls Write Now and Comcast NBCUniversal are partnering up to inspire creativity, innovation, and success through embracing our inner storytellers and media makers.
EXPERIENCE THE PARTNERSHIP
Writing Works WORKSHOP
Most of us aren’t elite athletes, but everyone has the ability to adapt the elite athlete mindset techniques to settle, refocus and ultimately harness our power to succeed. In this workshop, Girls Write Now Mentees learned from NCBU “Mentors for the Day” about training your brain to stay in the present and move past negative thoughts on your way to achieving your goals.
Agents of Change
Girls Write Now was thrilled to honor Sheinelle Jones, co-host of NBC News TODAY, at our 2021 Girls Write Now Agents of Change Awards.
The Agents of Change Awards recognizes individuals using the power of new voices to change minds and heal the world, while simultaneously celebrating our Agents of Change Partners who make this work possible.
Writing Works WORKSHOP
Inspired by the “Festivus” episode in the hit NBC show Seinfeld, this workshop gave you a chance to embrace your own inner holiday, celebrating anything and anyone you want. Participants let their imagination run wild as they worked in small, multi-generational groups with NBCU employees—”Mentors for the Day”—and Girls Write Now Mentees to create a theme and design, plan a menu and playlist, draft an invitation, and even curate a dream guest list.
ACTIVATION: Friday Night Salon
Get media savvy from the comfort of your phone! Maya Eaglin, digital reporter for NBC News, shared information about pitching ideas, the skills employed to get a great interview, and the production process used to create her stories. You can see her features on the company’s Gen Z and Millennial brand “Stay Tuned”, which has over 10.7 million subscribers, as well as on NBC News Now and NBCNews.com.
AREAS OF FOCUS
In engagement workshops in which partner employees across all departments serve as “Mentors for the Day” and build creative community with the young writers of the future.
Understand how today’s young leaders and storytellers from underserved communities are feeling and thinking about publishing, and how Girls Write Now works with youth to elevate their voices. Employees have the chance to become role models, opening doors that can change lives.
Girls Write Now offers opportunities for NBCU employees and speakers to pass on their passion and wisdom as guest speakers at our multi-genre, multimedia workshops and events.
College & Career Readiness
Through Writing Works workshops, Girls Write Now mentees get hands-on interaction with media professionals and the opportunity to learn from their wisdom and expertise.
For 25 years, Girls Write Now has been breaking down barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor the next generation of writers and leaders who are impacting businesses, shaping culture and creating change. Thank you for joining our movement.
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