Investing in Girls
In 2010, NCRW launched an initiative in partnership with Investing in Girls (IIG), a joint venture to help high school girls from a broad range of backgrounds and communities develop interests and careers in the financial services industry. Ms. Mehra founded IIG in partnership with her mentor, Dune Thorne, Managing Director at Silver Bridge Advisors. Click here to read the press release
The mission of IIG is to prevent 'pipeline leak' - the attrition of a diverse pool of young women who enter college without choosing to pursue studies in math and finance. The IIG ecosystem, comprised of educators, like-minded mentors, and industry leaders will serve to foster an interest in finance for girls and help them build strong career paths.
"Building a program like IIG has been a lifelong dream. We all need to encourage more girls to enter the financial services industry” says Ms. Thorne, IIG Chairman.
For more information, visit IIG's website: http://www.investingingirls.org/
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.