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Partner Spotlight: Malin Pathak, Mrs South Asia International
Malin is an accomplished IT Professional working in the field for the last 15 years and recently won the tile of Mrs. South Asia International. In addition to visiting our Austin office and building relationships with girls, Malin has become a dedicated ambassador for GirlForward’s mission.
“I have always been a casual counselor to all my family and friends that I hang out with, especially women. Recently I got the honor of participating and also Winning a beauty pageant at a National level that opened up so many doors for me in terms of volunteering, and supporting many charity events and non-profit organizations within Texas. I am also an active participant in the entertainment forum here, hosting shows, judging shows, doing some performances myself, etc. Now as part of my pageant victory, I will be participating in the Mrs. International Pageant 2019 in West Virginia in July and as part of this, I have been requested to promote one such organization or platform that I plan to work closely with in the next year (irrespective of whether or not I win this pageant). When I found GirlForward, I immediately felt the connection. It made a lot more sense to me because as part of the one on one mentorship program, I would love to be able to shape a girls thoughts in the right way, contribute in some way towards her being a successful person, assist and guide her towards her goals, have a one on one interaction and the connection, I absolutely loved that idea!”
Thank you, Malin, for your commitment to our community and to uplifting girls!
Thank you to UPLIFT Desk!
This summer, the Austin GirlForward crew finally moved into a program center. We were beyond excited to finally have a space that simultaneously serves as an office for staff, and a home for GirlForward girls to make their own, to root down in, to gather in community.
Our biggest challenge ahead of moving in, however, was knowing that we didn’t have anything to fill the space with! Our tiny Austin team braced for the impending shuffle of locating needed furniture so we could do our work and create a welcoming environment for girls in our programs.
Enter UPLIFT Desk. UPLIFT Desk is a company that truly models giving back and cares about serving the needs of the local community. Through its generous nonprofit donation program, in which they donate desks to a different Austin area nonprofit each month, we received a robust fleet of sleek, height-adjustable desks that now grace our program center. We couldn’t be happier and more productive. With the addition of eight of these bad boys in our center, we are totally #gettingitdone.
And as girls, volunteers, and tutors gather to eat, study, or laugh around the long wooden desk in the kitchen (which has organically become both a dining room table and a homework table!), we feel the gratitude. Thank you, UPLIFT Desk!
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