Invest in Girls’ (IIG) mission is to usher in the first generation of financially literate girls and change the way girls interact with money.
Only 12% of girls feel very confident making financial decisions, knowledge that is essential for personal independence and quality of life. And while research shows that financial services companies perform better when they embrace gender diversity in leadership, less than 22% of C-suite positions are held by women. IIG’s curriculum is designed to accelerate the progress that young women are making in both areas.
IIG’s innovative three-part approach provides high school girls it serves with:
- Curriculum focused on teaching the girls to become the “CFO, CIO and CEO of their lives”.
- Time with role models who work in the financial services industry to discuss their work and career paths.
- Time outside of the classroom to visit leading financial services firms and experience work environments.
Founded in Boston in 2010, Invest in Girls has worked with over 60 public, charter and independent schools, corporate partners, and community organizations. Currently, over 60% of the schools and organizations served by IIG are Title 1 or serve low-to-moderate income students.
In 2019, Invest in Girls became an official program of the Council for Economic Education (CEE). The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration supported this effort. With CEE’s programmatic support and access to its national network of local affiliates, IIG can accelerate its growth to reach more girls nationwide.