All over the world, girls are treated as second to boys. Far too often, girls are denied an education, told who and when to marry, and blocked from leadership positions. Educated and respected girls are the exception, not the norm.
That is why the organization my next guest helps lead puts girls first. She is Christen Brandt, co-founder and COO of She’s the First and co-author of Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In.
The Malala Fund is an international nonprofit organization that advocates for girls’ education. It was co-founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Laureate and Pakistani activist for female education, and her father Ziauddin. Their goal – to amplify girls’ voices and assure that every girl has access to 12 years of free, safe, and quality education.
And here to share with us more about what they’re doing and how they’re doing it is Suzanne Ehlers, the CEO of the Malala Fund.
Girls Inc. offers programming to girls ages 6 to 18 in more than 1,500 sites throughout the United States and Canada. The organization focuses on what it calls “strong, smart, bold outcomes.” And to tell us some more about their work, along with some new research as to its effectiveness, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Dr. Stephanie Hull, the President and CEO of Girls Inc.
When people are asked to name just one organization that is effectively addressing the gender gap in high tech and computer science, the name that springs to mind is Girls Who Code. That’s pretty remarkable for an organization that was just founded in 2012. It’s a wonderful story, and here to share it with us is Reshma Saujani, the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.