International Day of the Girl: Empowering Innovation is an inaugural forum that brings together innovators across industries to empower teenage girls worldwide. An initiative from Memunatu Magazine—a social enterprise that empowers teen girls in West Africa through media—this Day of the Girl event creates a platform to amplify female voices. This year's theme is Empowering Innovation and the event will be held in Washington D.C.
We will showcase women and girls making big strides in technology, humanities, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Proceeds from the event will go towards Memunatu pilots in these areas across the region and world.
We are a non-profit social enterprise driven by empowering girls: Memunatu promotes literacy, leadership, and empowerment for teenage girls (10-17 yrs old) in West Africa. We create a unique, community-driven magazine that provides content for girls’ everyday lives—including trends, tips for school, suggested reading, and features. Distributed through secondary schools with a teacher’s guide, Memunatu bridges the gap between educational and extracurricular life. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/29ypkcP
Speakers (website will be updated as speakers are announced)
Nina Oduro is an entrepreneur and global education advocate. She is the founder of AfricanDevJobs, a platform for Africa-based development career opportunities and co-founder of Dine Diaspora, a dynamic culinary events company.
Tweet her at @NinaBasiwa
Monica Jahan Bose
Storytelling with Saris
Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist and activist and the creator of Storytelling with Saris, a collaborative art and advocacy project to empower women and girls in Bangladesh and draw attention to climate justice. @saristory and @monicajahan
Impact Hub, Accra; Leading Ladies' Network
Yawa Hansen- Quao is a mentor to women and girls with ambition, character, and the resolve to improve the world. She is Founder of Leading Ladies' Netowrk and Co-founder of Impact Hub in Accra, Ghana.
Tweet her at @yawahq
She's the First
Katie Riley is the Campus Programs Manager at She's the First, an award-winning international nonprofit organization that supports girls' education around the world. @heykatieriley
Laura Almonacid is a student at the George Washington University and the Director of EmpowerBank at Be Girl--a partnership program that puts Be Girl menstrual hygiene products in the hands of the girls and women that need them the most. @BeGirlOrg
Fatmata Kabia is Co-founder and VP of Memunatu Magazine, a non profit social enterprise the empowers teen girls in West Africa through a classroom magzine. Memunatu's goal is to promote literacy, leadership, and empowerment for girls. @MemunatuMag
Mariama Kabia is Co-founder and CEO of Memunatu Magazine. Through content, activities, and partnerships, Memunatu has the potential to inspire millions of girls across the African continent and beyond. @MemunatuMag
6:00 – 6:30 PM
Refreshments will be served
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Opening Remarks and Featured Panel
Hear from Memunatu Magazine and other changemakers empowering women & girls
7:30 – 8:00 PM
Breakout and Networking
Join us to drive impact on International Day of the Girl
Day of the Girl: Empowering Innovation will take place at Google, which is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C.
The Georgia Center Hotel has proudly served Atlanta's corporate needs for over 25 years. With 10 ballrooms, an expansive media center, m
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