DC hosted 40 girls in their Burbank, California offices on Friday for a unique writing workshop. Organized by DC and the local non-profit WriteGirl, the event included a welcome session and workshop with DC writers Mariko Tamaki and Cecil Castellucci.
"I want them to walk away with the love of the medium of comics," Castellucci told local news station NBC 4. "To tell a story fantastically the way you can't in any other way of telling stories."
The goal of the workshop was to inspire the young women to find their voice in writing, but also encourage them to be strong leaders.
"A lot of the girls we work with just need some encouragement, that they're worth something, that their ideas matter," said WriteGirl Executive Director Keren Taylor.
Michele Wells, DC's Vice President and Executive Editor for DC Books for Young Readers, says that the publisher intends to more workshops like this in the future.
"It's something we want these girls to see as a viable career path moving forward," Wells said.