International Day of the Girl Child

Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00am

It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.

Key Points: 
  • It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.
  • Women's effective participation and leadership have been recognized by UN Women reports to improve productivity, enhance ecosystem conservation, and create more sustainable systems.
  • We believe that promoting women and youth leadership can significantly contribute to the development of a country.
  • Next year, Indonesia will be trusted to host the G20 Summit, which will focus on three pillars: promoting productivity, increasing resilience and stability, and ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth.

International Nonprofit Global G.L.O.W. Celebrates "OctobHER: International Month of the Girl"

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 11:00pm

club girls from around the world informed this year's OctobHER program by compiling a list of the challenges girls face.

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  • club girls from around the world informed this year's OctobHER program by compiling a list of the challenges girls face.
  • is proud to announce the 2nd annual OctobHER in celebration of International Day of the Girl," stated Global G.L.O.W.
  • In partnership with the Working Group on Girls, an NGO committee working for girls, with girls, at the United Nations, Global G.L.O.W.
  • Working alongside grassroots organizations, key global stakeholders, NGOs, and educational institutions, Global G.L.O.W.

BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes Announced in Celebration of National Women's Small Business Month

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - BMO Harris Bank announced today that in honor of National Women's Small Business Month in October, it is introducing BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes , an event-based draw in which a woman-owned business will be randomly selected to receive a complete brand makeover valued at $20,000.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - BMO Harris Bank announced today that in honor of National Women's Small Business Month in October, it is introducing BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes , an event-based draw in which a woman-owned business will be randomly selected to receive a complete brand makeover valued at $20,000.
  • "At BMO, we continuously look for innovative opportunities to support underrepresented entrepreneurs in the U.S. small business community through our BMO EMpower initiative."
  • BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes gives the lucky winner a wonderful opportunity to revitalize their brand."
  • Last month, BMO launched the BMO Women in Business Credit Program a loan product offered under the Women in Business initiative that began last year as part of their five-year, $5 billion BMO EMpower commitment.

Ultimate Ears Teams with Willow Smith to Support Black Girls CODE and Drive Change for Underrepresented Communities Within the Tech Industry

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

Black Girls CODE aims to help address barriers disproportionately faced by young women of color in the tech sector.

Key Points: 
  • Black Girls CODE aims to help address barriers disproportionately faced by young women of color in the tech sector.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211011005108/en/
    Ultimate Ears Teams with Willow Smith to Support Black Girls CODE (Photo: Business Wire)
    This partnership stems from Ultimate Ears recent campaign with American artist and visionary Willow Smith .
  • BGC is a natural fit for Ultimate Ears and Willow Smith given their organic passion for diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • We are so thankful to have the support of Ultimate Ears and Willow Smith to help further amplify the Black Girls CODE movement in establishing equal representation of Black women and girls in the tech sector, said Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls CODE.

Plan International, Kimberly-Clark And Its Kotex Brand Announce Expanded Partnership For Girls Globally

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

"Our growing partnership with Kimberly-Clark and Kotex prioritizes the unique needs of girls and young women by helping them manage their periods confidently and with dignity.

Key Points: 
  • "Our growing partnership with Kimberly-Clark and Kotex prioritizes the unique needs of girls and young women by helping them manage their periods confidently and with dignity.
  • This expansion builds on Plan International's existing programming with Kimberly-Clark and Kotex in six countries: Brazil, Colombia, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam.
  • Plan International shares Kotex's belief that a period should never get in the way of a woman's progress.
  • Powered by supporters, Plan International USA partners with adolescent girls, young women and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality.

Verizon brings together major Fortune 500 companies to launch Women’s CoLab

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Despite tremendous strides toward greater gender equality and equity for women in the workplace, approximately 5.4 million jobs were lost by women in 2020 amid COVID-19. To help women re-enter the workforce and realize their career ambitions, Verizon and its partners today launched Women’s CoLab, an initiative providing women with essential resources to help them achieve success in an increasingly digital economy.

Key Points: 
  • Todays Womens CoLab event features leading women sharing insights and career advice.
  • With Womens CoLab, we are committed to giving women the support and resources they need to reach their career aspirations and thrive professionally.
  • Beyond the launch event, Womens CoLab offers a library of resources and peer-to-peer support on WeAreWomensCoLab.com , available for free to any user.
  • This is precisely the reason why I believe Womens CoLab can play an important role in helping women advance and succeed.

Women's Rights Organization Equality Now to Host Virtual Global Gala with High Profile Guests

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:33pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International women's rights organization Equality Now is hosting its annual Make Equality Reality Gala on October 12, 2021 at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International women's rights organization Equality Now is hosting its annual Make Equality Reality Gala on October 12, 2021 at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT.
  • The evening's Host Committee includes Margaret Atwood, Jane Fonda, Chandra Jessee, Karen Lehner, Janva Patel, Paula Ravets and Jennifer Allan Soros.
  • While the gala is open to the public, RSVPS are required - and donations are strongly encouraged to help Equality Now continue its work to secure equal rights for women and girls worldwide.
  • Equality Now's focus on legal rights is strategic and long lasting.

BMO Celebrates International Day of the Girl 2021 - Participates in New Sustainability Innovation Hub to Inspire Young Women

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 5:54pm

Plan International Canada's Girls Belong Here program places young women in positions of leadership, power, and influence for a day.

Key Points: 
  • Plan International Canada's Girls Belong Here program places young women in positions of leadership, power, and influence for a day.
  • As well, in line with BMO's announcement towards transitioning to a net zero world , BMO celebrates International Day of the Girl by reaffirming its commitment to a sustainable future.
  • As International Day of the Girl nears, BMO will evolve its social media content series about women business owners.
  • Dedicated BMO website, BMO for Women , provided tools and educational resources for women entrepreneurs, including podcast series Bold(h)er.

VOW for Girls Ignites the Global Movement to End Child Marriage with Its "Stop the Clock" Campaign

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:07pm

It was also important to us to highlight the positive impact we've had in working with local organizations to give hope to girls everywhere and end child marriage in their communities."

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  • It was also important to us to highlight the positive impact we've had in working with local organizations to give hope to girls everywhere and end child marriage in their communities."
  • The campaign unites brands and the wedding industry to support this important cause, as well as help raise funds for programs that provide critical resources to girls at risk of child marriage.
  • Luxury wedding designer Justin Alexander , wedding industry leader The Knot , and a generous private donor are sponsors of this year's campaign.
  • VOW for Girls is a growing global movement that partners with brands and individuals to end the international child marriage crisis.

Laverne Cox to Be Honored at Girl Up #GirlHero Awards Celebrating Advocates for Equality

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

An extension of International Day of the Girl, the #GirlHero Awards highlight the collective impact of women and girls as a force for positive change.

Key Points: 
  • An extension of International Day of the Girl, the #GirlHero Awards highlight the collective impact of women and girls as a force for positive change.
  • Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality.
  • Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls the tools to become gender equality advocates and activists.
  • Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.