Play Like a Girl Interest Meeting

Thanks for Raising a Hand

Interested in deepening your involvement at Play Like a Girl? Join our founder and CEO for a meeting to learn about the organization, our programs, current volunteer needs, and ways women professionals and male allies everywhere can help us level the playing field for girls and women across Nashville and beyond.

We will discuss a wide range of ways you can engage in this work, including:

  • Mentoring a girl
  • Guest speaking or facilitating a program
  • Hosting a group of girls for an industry field trip
  • Recruiting girls nationwide for our virtual programs
  • Helping to launch a chapter in your city or company
  • Creating content and managing our social media channels
  • Copywriting for our blog, grants and other print publications
  • Partnering with us or sponsoring a program or event
  • Connecting our leaders with people, tools and resources
  • Joining the Board of Directors or an advisory board
  • Volunteering (in general, at a special event, etc.)
  • And more!

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Harpeth Hall Polar Bears Hockey Field Day

An #HourWithHer Can Boost a Girl’s Confidence for a Lifetime

Girls opt out of important activities like sports and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Why? Most often, they don't see anyone who looks like them doing things they dream of doing. So they lack the confidence that they can be and do anything.

Research shows that spending just an hour with a girl can boost her confidence for a lifetime. That's why we're inviting inspiring women role models like you to spend an hour with us this Saturday, September 10th between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Play Like a Girl is teaming up with the Harpeth Hall Polar Bears, the first all-girls scholastic hockey team in Tennessee, to introduce the game of hockey to female middle school students at our partner school, STRIVE Collegiate Academy.

Sixth through eighth grade girls will learn the fundamentals of the game and play a spirited floor hockey scrimmage alongside high school hockey players. They'll also meet inspiring women role models in hockey, learn important STEM concepts in the sport and explore exciting careers at the intersection of STEM and hockey.

You're invited to join the fun as a volunteer! Spend an #HourWithHer, and together we can help girls in our community reach their full potential. You choose your hour: 10 - 11 AM, 11 AM - 12 PM or 12 - 1 PM.

Sign up today! Spend an #HourWithHer.

Play Like a Girl Hosts Leading Women in Science and Tech


Media Contact: Hannah Pike

615-601-1864 | [email protected]


Play Like a Girl connects middle school girls to women in STEM careers through STEM+ Saturday makerspace labs, lunchtime mentoring in Metro Schools and hands-on experiences

NASHVILLE, Feb. 24, 2020 -- Nashville-based nonprofit Play Like a Girl® will host #GirlsRockSTEM, it’s 10th Annual Summit to educate and empower middle school girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through mentoring and hands-on experiences. Mentors and speakers include leading women scientists like bat conservationist Kristen Lear who will be featured in #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit, a new monumental exhibit of the most women statues ever assembled in one location, at one time. This first-of-its-kind, life-sized 3D printed statue exhibit celebrating the contributions of more than 120 AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors, contemporary female STEM professionals and role models from a variety of industries, is set to debut in May.

“It is critical that our girls have role models and early, positive experiences in STEM so that they’re able to see the unlimited possibilities available to them,” said Dr. Kimberly Clay, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Play Like a Girl. “Our ability to connect girls with women in a wide range of STEM careers is essential to growing a robust and diverse talent pipeline that will drive meaningful growth in our economy both locally and nationally. And we’re so excited and thankful to have employees from local companies including AllianceBernstein, Amazon and Asurion serve as industry mentors and event volunteers.”

The 2020 STEM+ Summit on March 7 will convene 150 girls and their mothers and teachers from across Greater Nashville. Together with industry mentors, they will explore STEM careers through inspiring talks, hands-on activities and interactive makerspace workshops like coding, robotics, virtual reality and so much more. Chief Meteorologist Danielle Breezy will open the conference and serve as event host throughout the day. Dr. Feyi Aworunse, an optometrist at Nashville General Hospital, will deliver the keynote presentation using a series of optical illusions to engage girls in an exciting and impactful conversation about the power of vision. Also speaking at the event are U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn; Deborah Knoll, Tennessee Director of K-12 Programs & STEM Initiatives; and, Sharonese Henderson, UPS IT Solutions Provider and Board member for the Women in STEM Center at Middle Tennessee State University.

Registration for #GirlsRockSTEM is now open through March 3 for all middle school girls grades 5-8 at Registration includes admission to all educational sessions, breakfast, lunch, snacks and dessert as well as a celebratory dance party to commemorate Women’s History Month. Girls will also enjoy a live DJ, LUNAFEST® short films and a screening of CBS’s hot new show Mission Unstoppable, photo booths, sponsor goodies and limited edition #GirlsRockSTEM merchandise on sale at the event. A parent or adult chaperone is required to attend the event with each girl or group of up to 8 girls. Scholarships are available by calling (615) 601-1864. Wells Fargo is event sponsor.

The Play Like a Girl STEM+ Summit will be held at Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Union Center in Murfreesboro. For more information, visit




Play Like a Girl is a Nashville-based national 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 2004. Our mission is to ensure that every girl reaches her full potential by providing girls ages 9-13 an opportunity—and in many cases, their only chance—to participate in sport and physical activity. We offer programs and resources designed to transform girls’ motivation into an “I am unstoppable” attitude. It is our goal to help girls everywhere find the courage to do things beyond the field of play that they never thought possible. Ultimately, we seek to harness the natural properties of sport to propel young women into competitive, male-dominated careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We believe that girls given the opportunity to play on a team become women who have the confidence to stand on their own. For more information, visit, and join us on social media @iplaylikeagirl.