GIRLS WITH IMPACT Partners With BIC Corporate Foundation To Support Entrepreneurship Training For Girls

October 10, 2020
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Girls With Impact, which operates the nation’s only live, online entrepreneurship and leadership training classes for girls, has partnered with the BIC Corporate Foundation in their efforts to increase access to education for young women, with a focus on social entrepreneurship.

BIC’s contribution will support Girls With Impact’s 2020-21 goal to serve 2,000 low to moderate income girls.

“We’re honored to partner with Girls With Impact on their fantastic initiatives,” said Alison James, Executive Director of the BIC Corporate Foundation. “Girls With Impact is leading the way, leveraging online education for young women and inspiring the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.”

“You can’t think about education without thinking about BIC,” said Girls With Impact CEO Jennifer Openshaw. “We’re thrilled to add them to an impressive roster of corporations committed to girls, diversity and the power of entrepreneurship as a critical path to career and college success.”

During the Covid-19 pandemic Girls With Impact trained 2,500 girls from across the country through its signature Entrepreneurship Academy and workforce readiness workshops.

Girls With Impact’s program drives college preparation and workforce readiness outcomes in areas that have long been barriers to women’s success. For example:

  • 85% of graduates feel confident as leaders
  • 60% improve financial literacy and savings
  • 93% feel more college ready

Girls from more than 40 states and five countries have participated in Girls With Impact’s courses, which include business, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Girls With Impact, a 501c3, is the nation’s only live, online mini-MBA for teen girls, offered year-round.  The live, online after-school Business and Innovation Academy moves girls from ideation to a business plan and venture pitch, driving improvements in confidence, leadership, college readiness and professional skills for success.

For more than 75 years, the Company has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere. The BIC Corporate Foundation for Education was created in March 2016 to extend BIC’s commitment for supporting education with the goal of “give to create.” Never limited to merely providing aid, our actions seek to make beneficiaries stronger, more versatile and more self-reliant.

Girls With Impact’s programs:

United Nations International Day of the Girl Child site:


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Originally posted on the Women Entrepreneurs Radio website.

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