Austin, Texas – Wednesday, November 6th 2013
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Please join Texas Wall Street Women in supporting the college dreams of underserved girls through our partnership with The Foundation for the Education of Young Women.
Why Girls Education?
The Girl Effect is defined as the unique potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. It is based on the common belief in the field of International Development that when given the opportunity, women and girls are more effective at lifting themselves and their families out of poverty thereby having a multiplier effect within their cities and nations. Countless studies have observed that girls and women are a better investment because the return on their investment is much higher. Investing in girls sets a positive cycle in motion. If girls are in school they have less of a chance of becoming pregnant. If they do stay in school they will be able to get a higher level job to lift themselves and their family out of poverty. When they do have children, they will understand the importance of education and healthcare and thus the positive cycle continues.