of Greater Santa Barbara

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique biases and obstacles girls face. Our trained and trusted professionals mentor girls in a safe, inclusive, pro-girl environment that fosters respect and amplifies the voices of girls. And our evidence-based programming provides opportunities for girls to follow their curiosities, cultivate their strengths and build leadership skills.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion work is a foundational part of our mission and vision, and we affirm that advancing social justice and cultural proficiency within our organization will benefit the youth we serve, our staff, and our community overall.

Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, we also work with the larger Girls Inc. network and policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that protect and advance girls’ rights, opportunities, and promote inclusivity and equality.

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Our Commitment to DEI



Coming back to Girls Inc. as a staff member reminded me of all the possibilities that I could become.

Yesenia, Facilitator and Alumna

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusiveness is the acceptance, tolerance, honoring, and valuing of differences in culture, lifestyles, heritage, and knowledge. Girls Inc. recognizes the essential need to integrate diversity and inclusiveness as part of our strategy to achieve our mission.

Our commitment to promoting diversity is demonstrated through training our people, cultivating our values, and on-going periodic review of our progress. Through the sustained and ongoing commitment and effort we bring unique, creative, and vital people with varying differences and views into the organization.


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Girls Inc. to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status and political belief or any other protected characteristic as protected by law.

Girls Inc. prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment by supervisors or employees. Girls Inc. will not tolerate harassment of our employees by anyone, including vendors.


Culture and Values

Empowerment: Encouraging risk taking and innovation, and promoting employee wellbeing.
Inclusivity: Seeking and embracing diverse backgrounds, thoughts, experiences, and abilities.
Respect: Accepting differences, and respecting colleagues, Girls Inc. members, and their families.
Professionalism: Acting with integrity, holding ourselves accountable, and making intentional decisions.
Gender Justice: Advocating for intersectional feminism and against all forms of oppression.