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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.