Danielle BluntDanielle Craddock is the founder and director of Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead, Inc. (GIRL), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and preparing today's girls for tomorrow through promoting academic achievement, career preparation, leadership development, community service, and a positive self-image. Since 2010, GIRL has hosted monthly workshops; career conferences and career field trips; performed community service, including hosting Dr. MLK, Jr. Day of Service events benefiting young survivors of human trafficking in 2015 and Women Giving Back in 2016; and published a book of girls' writings, Pearls of Wisdom for Girls by Girls. As an advocate for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for girls, Danielle has partnered with George Mason University College of Science STEM Accelerator Program to create FOCUS (For Girls of Color and those Underrepresented in STEM), a STEM summer camp for middle school girls, which grew from 18 girls in 2014 to 92 in 2016. Danielle has received many honors including, recognition as a Northern Virginian of the Year 2014 by the Northern Virginia Magazine, 2015 Fairfax County NAACP Community Service Award, and a Leadership Arlington's 40 Under 40 2015 honoree. Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Old Dominion University and a Master of Arts degree in higher education-student services from George Mason University. For more information about GIRL, please visit http://www.girlsinspiredinc.org.