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High Five Fridays!

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Today is “High Five Friday” at Girl Up so we began the morning by posing the question, “Who are five people in your life that deserve a High Five?”...

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Day Four: Tweet, Tweet

Betsy Cribb

My morning began with a behind the scenes look at the media work of the Bloomberg group. I got to watch as UN Foundation Chairman and Founder Ted Turner and UN Foundation President Timothy Wirth were interviewed on the Bloomberg channel.

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Day Five: Last, but Certainly Not Least

Betsy Cribb

Today is, very sadly, my last day in New York with the Girl Up team. I am certainly not joking when I say that they saved one of the best for last!

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Third day is a charm!

Betsy Cribb

Day Three, Part One: HP and Me!

My morning began bright and early with a plenary on strengthening market-based solutions. Thomas Friedman of The New York Times moderated a panel discussion that included...

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Day Two, Part Three: OH EM GEE

It’s embarrassing, but the first three words that come to mind when I think about last night’s Girl Up launch party hosted by Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks Judy McGrath are OH MY GOODNESS. And I thought I was starstruck at the plenary session yesterday…

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Later, Day Two: STARSTRUCK!

Betsy Cribb

After a hurried lunch in the press room, I squeezed onto the press platform in the ballroom to hear the plenary session on Empowering Women and Girls. The meeting began with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s announcing the launch of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

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Day Two: Is This Real Life?!

Betsy Cribb

Many of you are probably familiar with “David After Dentist,” a viral video on YouTube that features a young boy who is a little numb from laughing gas after visiting the dentist. At one point he asks his father, “Is this real life?”

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First Day in the Big Apple: Tickled Pink!

Betsy Cribb

After weeks of corresponding with the Girl Up team by phone and email, days of eager anticipation, and hour after hour of butterflies somersaulting in my stomach, I finally made it to New York for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). As the Teen Correspondent for Girl Up at CGI, I will be covering ...

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