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April 30, 2022

Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop

Inspiring Confidence Through Self-Defense Education -  August 7, 2021


The inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation, in collaboration with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, hosted a FREE Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop on Saturday, August 7th at Thomas Ewing Junior High in Lancaster, Ohio.  This workshop was designed specifically for girls in grades 5-8 and covered the basic self-defense education and cyber safety tips and strategies for young adults and their families. 

Both workshop sessions were delivered by trained professionals from the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and included the following:

Session One -  Self-Defense Basics:  This interactive session focused on creating an awareness and strong survival-oriented attitude in the area of self-defense tactics and techniques.  The information presented was coupled with specific physical training.  

- Sgt. T.J. Strawn, Det. Roy Maple, Tiffany Hedrick, Dep. Dustin Beavers

Session Two - Cyber Safety:  This session will focused on the DO's and DON'Ts of social media and shared information on the importance of responsible digital citizenship and ways to keep themselves and their friends safe online.

- Sgt. Forrest R. Cassel and Det. Meadows

Below are pictures and video clips from the event:


Ready to inspiHER?

July 7, 2021

Good news! We are excited to announce that we are relaunching the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation after a year-long pause due to COVID-19.  

We are kicking things off with a FREE self-defense and cyber-safety education workshop designed specifically for girls in grades 5-8. The event will take place on Saturday, August 7th at Thomas Ewing Junior High from 8am - 12pm.

All workshop sessions will be delivered by staff from the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.

Full details on the event and how to get registered will be coming soon! So stay tuned! You don't want to miss it!

#markyourcalendar #august7 #selfdefenseeducation #cybersafety #interactiveworkshops #keepingkidssafe

#changinglivestogether #fairfieldcounty #inspiHER2021

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Get ready to inspiHER in 2021!

May 1, 2021

Good news! We are excited to announce that plans are underway to re-launch the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation after a year-long pause due to COVID-19.  Plans are in the works to begin hosting events in late summer and the spring of 2022! 

Stay tuned for future details! You do not want to miss it!


COVID-19 Update

April 4, 2020

We are sorry to say that due to the current COVID19 situation and the Stay at Home Order from Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, we have cancelled the 2020 inspiHER Girls Leadership Retreat.  

As always, it is our priority and responsibility to ensure the safety of our participants, their families, and the entire inspiHER team when planning events. 

Due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, we feel it is difficult at this time to set a new date in 2020.  Therefore, we will be reimbursing all 129 girls that have already registered for spring retreat. Participants will be receiving an email from Eventbrite with refund information.  Please allow us a few days to work through the process of issuing reimbursements. We will follow up with each of you by email. 

We would like to sincerely thank everyone that has encouraged us and supported us this year as we were gearing up for our inaugural event.  The community support has been truly inspiring to say the least!

Thank you to all of our 2020 sponsors for taking a leap of faith, believing in our vision and mission, and supporting inspiHER. Due to your ongoing support, we will continue our work and begin to shift gears to plan a retreat for 2021! 

  • Fairfield National Bank

  • Clark Insurance

  • Gentle Dental Care

  • Krile Communication

  • Kelly Abbott & The A Team

  • Jill Allen Coaching

  • Pediatric Associates of Lancaster

  • Chapman Enterprises, Inc.

  • Fairfield Medical Center

​We would also like to extend a big thank you to local favorite and Nashville Recording Artist, Abby Miller.  We were so excited and honored to have Abby as the first-ever keynote speaker for inspiHER. We are hoping her schedule will work out when we set a new date for 2021! In the meantime, we want to wish Abby the best in chasing your dreams in Nashville. 

Our plan is to keep the inspiHER website updated with regular posts of new material to keep you informed and inspired throughout 2020 as we begin making plans for the following year.  We hope you stay connected with us and continue to follow us on social media to keep updated on our progress.

If you haven’t already, please join our mailing list to receive up-to-date information as it becomes available. You can sign up by visiting our website at

Thank you for sharing your passion with us.  We look forward to connecting with you throughout 2020 and beyond.

Best regards,

The inspiHER Team ​

Questions:  Email us at

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From Idea to Reality

September 26, 2019

On September 26th, we held our first informational meeting for individuals interested in getting involved and joining our team at inspiHER.  Individuals attending the event signed up for various committees that are being organized as we make plans for our inaugural girls leadership retreat scheduled for April of 2020 in Fairfield County.

If you are interested in learning more and getting involved at inspiHER, please email us at


We inspiHER!

September 19, 2019

Summer has been a busy time for us at inspiHER! Since our Vision Launch in June 2019, we have been working diligently on plans for our April 17-18, 2020, inspiHER Girls Retreat here in Fairfield County. 

 Here is a quick recap of just a few projects we have been working on at inspiHER:

  • We have welcomed SIX community sponsors to the inspiHER team in just our first three months: Fairfield National Bank, Krile Communications, Clark Insurance, Jill Allen Coaching, Kelly Abbot & the A Team, and Gentle Dental Care 

  • We have been collaborating with our research team at Ohio University Lancaster in the development of a survey tool to best study the attitudes, behaviors, and characteristics of our targeted population here in Fairfield County. 

  • As part of our preparation to begin conducting local research later this year, in collaboration with Ohio University Lancaster, several inspiHER team members have recently become certified through the CITI Program in a course entitled Human Research: Social and Behavioral Investigators and Key Personnel.

  • Committee members have been working to develop the guidelines, application process, and training handbook for our new inspiHER Mentorship Program. This program will recruit high school seniors from Fairfield County to become mentors for our 2-day leadership retreat in April. Check back for details in November!

  • We are currently working on a video series consisting of 60-second informational clips to share the vision and mission of inspiHER, including details regarding the upcoming April 2020 retreat.

  • Conversations have begun with other counties in Ohio to bring inspiHER to their communities as well.  People are getting inspiHERed!

  • Coming in November, we will launch our first official Fundraising Campaign. We will ask for monetary donations to honor a woman that has inspired you!  Check back for details in November!

That is just a few of the many initiatives underway at inspiHER!  We plan to keep you updated along the way as we gear up for 2020! 

If you are interested in learning more, getting involved, or even making a donation to support inspiHER, follow us on Facebook @inspiHERfoundtion or instagram @inspiHERtoLead.  We would love your support!

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inspiHER Hosts Vision Launch

June 9, 2019

Our Vision Launch for the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation took place on Thursday, June 20th at the Fairfield County Foundation in Lancaster, Ohio.  Community members were invited to attend the Vision Launch to gain insight to the vision and mission of our organization.

Individuals attending the Vision Launch had the opportunity to learn more about inspiHER by visiting informational stations set up to explain the eight different components of the program. Guests had fun at our selfie station, posing with power messages written to encourage young girls to dream big and believe in themselves.  



inspiHER Receives the Fairfield County Foundation Youth Grant

June 20, 2019

The Vision Launch for the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation took place on June 20th at the Fairfield County Foundation in Lancaster, Ohio.  During the event, representatives from the Fairfield County Foundation Youth Advisory Committee presented a check for $1,500 to inspiHER to go towards 2020 leadership retreat being planned for girls in grades 5-8.  

We would like to thank student representatives from Fairfield Christian Academy, Grace Smelter and Elizabeth Vrana for the work they are doing as members on the Youth Advisory Committee.

We would also like to thank Amy Eyman and the Fairfield County Foundation for creating opportunities to empower high school students through community service. 


Fairfield National Bank becomes first Title Sponsor

June 21, 2019

We are excited to announce Fairfield National Bank as the first Title Sponsor for our inaugural Girls Leadership Retreat coming in April 2020!  

"Now more than ever, we need to support and empower young girls to follow their dreams and to believe in themselves." ~ Molly Bates, Marketing Director for Fairfield National Bank.  

We would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to Fairfield National Bank for taking the lead and investing in the development of leadership opportunities for girls in our community.

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