Girls Thinking Global (GTG) announced its official non-profit launch today. Girls Thinking Global aims to create a global network serving women and girls to leverage resources – monetary, in-kind, and communicative – to promote improved quality of life for adolescent girls worldwide.
GTG has been working out of Harvard Business School Innovation Laboratory since June 2014, and became incorporated in August of 2014.
The team recently closed a Kickstarter campaign and raised an amazing $20,223, all of which will be used to cover the cost of GTG’s first international documentary, which highlights the work of the Jungle Mamas, a group that trains indigenous Achuar women and adolescents in the Ecuadorian Amazon to become birthing attendants, reducing maternal and neonatal mortality across the region.
GTG has also created an interactive, online database of organizations working with adolescent girls that non-profits can use to be matched with mentors and mentees and to find strategic resources.