Girls Equity Movement aims to catalyze change by equipping young women with the networking, training, and leadership skills they need to change the world.
WHY GIRL EMPOWERMENT?
Although women represent 50.8% of the US population, ONLY…
6.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women
2.8% of venture capital dollars go to women startups and less than 1% of total funding goes to women of color
9% of women are general partners in VC firms
7% of charitable dollars go to women and girls globally.
4.6% of Fortune 500 board seats are held by women of color
23.7% serve in the US Congress
Sure… Things have gotten better, but better is simply not good enough!
So what did we do? We created GEMs, which is a tri-level training and leadership development program that exposes tomorrow’s executives, innovators and legislators to the entrepreneurial mindset and skill set they need to increase their preparedness and competitiveness for college, and career pursuits
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