The nonprofit Girls With Impact, the nation’s only live, online business program for young women, today announced its first International Women’s Day Virtual Concert featuring female pop artist Fletcher and another soon-to-be-announced performer.
The concert, held on March 8th, will raise funds to ultimately equip 1 million under-resourced girls (ages 12-18) as tomorrow’s business leaders and innovators while also celebrating the accomplishments of young women. The event will also bring families and companies together, offering a way for us all to collectively come together and celebrate diversity, leadership, and innovation during COVID.
“There’s been decades of talk about getting more women to the c-suite — now, it’s time to do it,” said Jennifer Openshaw, CEO of Girls With Impact. “From the comfort of home, this International Women’s Day, companies and families can change the trajectory for the next generation. For Americans of all ages, attendance has a double whammy — equipping under-served girls while sharing in an inspiring and entertaining experience.”
Employers looking for a way to celebrate and recognize women may participate as a corporate partner, featuring a dedicated pre-concert gathering with employees and an opportunity to recognize those advancing diversity and women.
- What: Girls With Impact’s International Women’s Day Virtual Concert
- When: Monday March 8, 2021
- Time: 6pm – 7pm EST
- Pop Artist Fletcher: Top female artist on Spotify with
- Monthly listeners: 5.7MM
- Teen CEO’s: Jody Bell (18), Neha Shukla (16), Kristen St. Louis (17) – Featured in The New York Times, CNN, and CNBC – on the power of early business training in advancing their college and career success
“Girls With Impact helped me keep a schedule of something to do during quarantine,” said graduate Victoria Navarrete, 17.
Despite training over 2,000 since COVID hit in March of 2020, a tremendous gender gap and digital gap exists in numerous after-school programs — both in keeping students engaged and advancing with online classes and workforce readiness skills. Girls With Impact offers solutions for young women to turn their passions into a business and create a way for their to earn a mini-MBA right from homes.
“The program helped me get my idea launched,” said student Neha Shukla, 15, who developed SixFeetApart, a wearable sensor device to keep people safe from the COVID virus (featured in The New York Times). “The network, support, and collaboration with other girls has been so helpful.”