The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge – hosted by Pivotal Ventures and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies – called for bold ideas that would expand women’s power and influence in the U.S. by 2030.
Girls Inc. Project Accelerate is a groundbreaking venture that partners and invests with Equality Can’t Wait to ensure that workplace equality is achieved not over centuries, but now.
Building on Girls Inc.’s evidence-based programming, Project Accelerate addresses inequality in the workplace, particularly the absence of women of color in positions of influence and leadership. The program will accelerate young women’s trajectories through college and career entry, leveraging partnerships with corporations and social impact organizations to ensure both their preparation and their access to positions of influence. Project Accelerate is a direct response to girls asking for support from a trusted source, Girls Inc., as they faced transitions and situations that challenged even the best prepared.
Girls Inc. of NYC’s innovative programming in college retention, STEM, and mental health will play key roles in this landmark initiative.