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With and For Girls Collective featured in Forbes!

Posted 28 March 2019 in EMpower News   |   Share


“Why is it so revolutionary to see girls as the experts on their own lives and issues, and that they should have a huge say in matters that affect them?” - Cynthia Steele, EMpower Vice President, quoted in Forbes

The With and For Girls Collective - of which EMpower is a founding partner - is featured in Forbes’ “Women in Philanthropy and Impact Investing” series this week!

Over the last 5 years, the Collective has awarded nearly $3 million to 60 girl-led and girl-centered organisations in 41 countries. Now, it is enabling adolescent girls to have the final say on where that funding should go!

The Forbes article profiles this ground-breaking work in girl-centered and participatory grantmaking, featuring multiple quotes from EMpower Executive Vice President Cynthia Steele. She weighs in: “Having girls lead decisions on grants for girls is smart philanthropy – it harnesses their wisdom and bone-deep knowledge about what is important and what works for girls.”

EMpower is embracing this approach to empowering girls as decision-makers through our work with the With and For Girls Collective, as well as the Girls Advisory Council in India and more.

Read the Forbes article here!

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