CivicX Spring '15 - Women & Girls

CivicX Spring '15 - Women & Girls

8 wk. nat'l program for early stage US-based social ventures, $50K prize
Mar 10 '15
In light of the media attention on social justice and education, How do you think this impacts opportunities for women and girls? In light of the media attention on social justice and education, How do you think this impacts opportunities for women and girls?
Jody Stephenson
Jody Stephenson March 13 2015
Great question! The Dress Project will allow women to become engaged in locally economies by training and equipping them to manage a business. The dresses will be sold to an existing, but underserved, market of women who need formal dresses. The proceeds will then allow young girls to have educational opportunities they would not otherwise have had, also preparing them for a future as women in Malawi (where our pilot is).
O'bette Jamison
O'bette Jamison March 13 2015
Reciprocity in action. Young girls witnessing women succeed in business is the great motivator in believing they can too. Thank you for your work.