Girls Thinking Global (GTG) announces its formal launch and première in New York on December 8, 2014.
The non-profit aims to create a global network serving women and girls, to leverage resources – monetary, in-kind, and communicative – to ensure that every possible resource is used to improve the quality of life for adolescent girls worldwide.
The launch event also premières their first International Documentary highlighting the work of the Jungle Mamas, an exemplary program which is part of The Pachamama Alliance. Jungle Mamas trains indigenous Achuar women and adolescents in the Ecuadorian Amazon to become birthing attendants, reducing maternal and neonatal mortality across the region.
Girls Thinking Global was founded by Kathy Hurley, a Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Deb deVries, a former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Executive, Cassandra Walker and Elizabeth Texeira, recent Harvard Graduate School of Education alumnae in the International Education Policy program. GTG has been working out of Harvard Business School Innovation Laboratory since June 2014, and became incorporated in August of 2014.
To learn more about Girls Thinking Global, visit www.girlsthinkingglobal.org