Equality Can't Wait Challenge

Project Accelerate: Increasing Young Women's Power and Influence (Awardee)

Girls Inc.

Girls Inc.'s Project Accelerate proposes to accelerate young women's trajectories through college and career entry, leveraging partnerships with corporations and social impact organizations to ensure their preparation and access to positions of influence.

Executive Summary

Girls Inc.'s Project Accelerate reduces the gender gap by extending a comprehensive continuum of leadership programs to young women beyond high school. By scaling and sustaining the Girls Inc. connection through college and career entry, their career trajectories (with emphasis on STEM careers) are bolstered by our partnerships with post-secondary institutions to ensure graduation and pairing young women with influential, supportive advocates in corporate and social impact organizations. Then, they pay it forward, exponentially expanding Project Accelerate's future reach. Expected outcomes include young women graduating on-time; increasing networks of influence for marginalized populations of girls; and job-placement in well-compensated, influential positions. This solution primes young women to hold seats at predominant tables, contributing their voices in spaces where women are continually underrepresented. The scalability of the model is compelling. Through a network of 78 affiliates and growing, Project Accelerate aims to lift 5,400 diverse women into corporate positions of power and influence, shifting the equity landscape for generations.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Girls Inc.

website: https://girlsinc.org/
Organization Headquarters
New York, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$10.1 to 25 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
26 to 50

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