March is International Women’s History Month, and while we celebrate women all year round at Hip Chick Alert , on March 1 at the UN Foundation’s New York office, Girl Up’s teen advisors gathered for a summit on corporate responsibility, a chance for them to learn from professional women like President of AOL Charitable Foundation Sara Link. Link spoke about AOL’s relationship to non-profits, advising the girls on approaching and developing relationships with big companies. “Think about your reality in the context of the broader world,” Link encouraged. And when considering how a corporation could be helpful, don’t hesitate to reach out: “Corporations are really just people,” Link said.
Girl Up is a campaign within the United Nations Foundation that gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders. How hip is that? The organization’s teen advisory program engages and prepares teens to tackle inequalities facing adolescent girls in developing countries.
This weekend’s summit also included a visit to the Guggenheim, focus groups facilitated by the Clinton Foundation, and workshops on storytelling and Understanding the UN. For more information on how to support Girl Up or to become a teen advisor go to http://www.girlup.org/ and get involved!