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Three girls travel to Women Summit in nation's capital

The Albany Girls Inc. chapter was invited to the United State of Women Summit in the nation's capitol. (Source: WALB) The Albany Girls Inc. chapter was invited to the United State of Women Summit in the nation's capitol. (Source: WALB)
The Girls Inc. of Albany is located at 701 Park Place. (Source: WALB) The Girls Inc. of Albany is located at 701 Park Place. (Source: WALB)
Aiyla Clark, Alexandrai Zandyke and Kayna Barber were the lucky girls who were chosen to attend. (Source: WALB) Aiyla Clark, Alexandrai Zandyke and Kayna Barber were the lucky girls who were chosen to attend. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Three young girls from Albany got the opportunity of a lifetime.

Kayna Barber, Aiyla Clark and Alexandrai Zandyke had a chance to meet President Obama earlier this week.

The girls are part of the Girls Inc. chapter right here in Albany. Their chapter was chosen to attend the United State of Women Summit at the White House.

The conference focused on gender equality. It tied the Women’s Inc. mission to inspire young girls to be strong, smart and bold.

Along with their chapter’s director, over two days the three girls spent time in Washington D.C.

They heard from several successful women, including Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington and Michelle Obama.

"When women and girls encourage each other to do better things, it makes the world and the community a better place," said 12-year old Barber.

Wilena McLain is the Interim Executive Director of the Albany chapter. She said it was an eye-opening experience for the young girls.

“They saw our leaders of the nation,” said McClain. “They saw so many different people they see on TV every day that are awesome and great models as well.”

The girls also attended breakout sessions about major events that have impacted gender equality.

They plan to share their experiences with other members of the chapter and the community.

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