Make a difference in the lives of bright tech-savvy young women all over the globe!
Today I received an email from Girls in Tech, which is an amazing non-profit organization that is " focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. "
Their email was a request to support their new #StartHerSuccess campaign, a fundraiser that helps send young women to an intensive 3-day long entrepreneurial and start-up success boot-camp.
Needless to say, I instantly jumped on board (I was the very first donation!), by creating a pledge-goal page. Simply stated, everyone who signs up for a pledge page has a funding goal (mine is $500), and all of the pledges go towards the greater campaign.
From their website:
"Women entrepreneurs have the odds stacked against them from the start. On average, they receive less than half of the funding male founders receive. Girls in Tech wants to empower and enable women around the world to pursue their dreams with confidence. It all starts with arming them with the education they need to kick some butt in the startup world.
Girls in Tech’s Startup Success Factors Boot Camp is our most popular program. This three-day boot camp teaches new entrepreneurs the foundations of creating a successful business, from ideation to revenue strategies to product development and marketing. Upon graduating from the program, female participants report feeling more confident, empowered—and prepared—to launch their business and thrive in the cutthroat world of startups.
100% of every dollar donated to #StartHerSuccess will go to funding Girls in Tech’s Startup Success Factors Boot Camps. For just $100, you can pay for a woman to participate in the boot camp, setting her on the path to achieving her dreams. That woman may be in the U.S., she may be in Australia. She may be in Singapore, in Kuwait, in Tokyo, in Berlin. While each woman’s dreams may differ, what unites all of us is our drive and our grit to participate in the exciting startup tech ecosystem."
There are two ways you can help:
1. Create you own pledge-goal page and spread the word to have people donate to you campaign, or even easier:
2. Pledge to an already existing campaign (like mine, wink wink nudge nudge?).
So, be a peach and help me out with this amazing cause!
Jinnifer Douglass is a full-time freelance web designer, photographer, writer, graphic designer, and consultant. She lives in NYC where she enjoys making the internet, taking pictures of birds, and Hearthstone. She can be reached via email, Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram for project proposals and interesting conversation.