About Us

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Girl Talk Inc. will focus on areas such as Health & Wellness, Confidence Building, Coping Skills, College Preparedness, and Sex Education just to name a few. With these tools available to young girls, it is our goal to equip them with life skills that will enable them to make good decisions and become successful in achieving their personal and professional goals.

Girl Talk Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to empower and motivate girls to be their BEST! Here, young girls talk freely about the issues that affect them on a daily basis. The young girls that attend Girl Talk know that they have someone they can trust and confide in, who will listen and be there for them when they feel unsure. They know that Girl Talk Inc. strives to help them navigate through any life issues that may come up in their journey to adulthood. We arm young girls with life skills that will help them to be successful in school, have positive social interactions with their peers, and boost their self-esteem to create a positive self-image.

It is our goal to give girls a voice and provide the mentoring and resources needed for young girls to reach their true potential. Girl Talk educates, help builds self-esteem, and foster independence by having volunteer staff on hand that are experienced in life issues that young girls face. Our staffing model also includes advisors and facilitators that possess the expertise needed to mentor and guide our girls in the areas that impact them the most.

Our Board of Directors

Sonya Cooke

Sonya Cooke

President

Sonya Cooke is a wife and mother of two currently living a blessed life in Indianapolis, IN, but this was not always the case. Sonya has overcome many struggles in her life, beginning at a very early age.

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Kelsey Taylor

Kelsey Taylor

Vice President

Kelsey Taylor is a certified Personal Trainer with the International Fitness Professionals Association. She carries certifications in Wellness, Sports Nutrition, Strength Training and Indoor Cycling with more than 15 plus years of experience in these fields.

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Rhuperdia Clay

Rhuperdia Clay

Educational Director

Rhuperdia is the sixth child of nine children. She is a wife to Manzel Clay and mother of two children, Dajaie and Stone Clay. Rhuperdia holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

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Kristy Esch

Kristy Esch

Communications & Marketing Director

Kristy Esch is the Director of Marketing at Olio, a Broad Ripple-based software company that simplifies engagement between health systems and their post-acute partners to support patients.

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Janeia Brounson

Janeia Brounson

Strategic Advisor

Janeia Brounson is a strategic adviser to businesses eyeing ambitious construction and real estate projects. She primarily supports clients on the contract side, working to draft and negotiate legally and financially sound agreements.

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Kellie Taylor, CPCU, MBA

Kellie Taylor, CPCU, MBA

Fundraising & Grants Director

Kellie Taylor was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. A graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and IUPUI. Kellie earned her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan in 2005.

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