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A new film called Girl Rising shows how education affects nine girls from nine countries—with some help from famous voices like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.
Investing in girls is said to have the best returns, dollar for dollar, of anything we can do in low-income locations.
Every extra year of schooling for girls leads to:
Increased incomes by 10% to 25%.
A rise in national wealth.
Lower rates of child mortality and HIV/AIDS.
Better educated future generations. 
"We can overcome many challenges that we’re trying to address in global development when girls are safe, educated, healthy, and empowered," says Girl Rising executive producer Holly Gordon. ”It’s the best investment you can make if you’re trying to make long-term strategic change in global development,” 
Read more here: The enormous opportunity in educating and empowering girls

A new film called Girl Rising shows how education affects nine girls from nine countries—with some help from famous voices like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.

Investing in girls is said to have the best returns, dollar for dollar, of anything we can do in low-income locations.

Every extra year of schooling for girls leads to:

  • Increased incomes by 10% to 25%.
  • rise in national wealth.
  • Lower rates of child mortality and HIV/AIDS.
  • Better educated future generations. 

"We can overcome many challenges that we’re trying to address in global development when girls are safe, educated, healthy, and empowered," says Girl Rising executive producer Holly Gordon. ”It’s the best investment you can make if you’re trying to make long-term strategic change in global development,” 

Read more here: The enormous opportunity in educating and empowering girls

What traits do today’s prominent female leaders share? Let’s take a look:  
Effective role models: A recent CNN opinion piece about how to have more women like Sheryl Sandberg concludes that it is the prominence of such women that inspires others to be like them: “We can create more Sandbergs by surrounding ourselves with confident, outspoken women.” Sandberg herself actively works to encourage others by running a monthly salon with talks by inspirational women. The more role models we have across all industries, the more likely it is that the female leaders of the future will be inspired.
Mentoring—at all levels: If you can identify opportunities and encourage women early on then they will be able to fulfill their potential throughout their careers. Some of the most prominent women had great mentors—and they are often now working as mentors to the next generation themselves.

Confidence: Confidence can mean a world of difference between a woman who is able to live her dreams and one who is not—so often a talented woman is held back through lack of confidence. The former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher was famous for her confidence and iron will—and for her slogan “The lady’s not for turning.” In an article for the MBA@UNC, media pioneer Arianna Huffington cites lack of confidence as “a killer to success for women. In order to advance their careers, women need to be comfortable seeing themselves as qualified leaders and risk takers.”

Keep reading: 7 shared traits that unite women in power

What traits do today’s prominent female leaders share? Let’s take a look:  

  • Effective role models: A recent CNN opinion piece about how to have more women like Sheryl Sandberg concludes that it is the prominence of such women that inspires others to be like them: “We can create more Sandbergs by surrounding ourselves with confident, outspoken women.” Sandberg herself actively works to encourage others by running a monthly salon with talks by inspirational women. The more role models we have across all industries, the more likely it is that the female leaders of the future will be inspired.

  • Mentoring—at all levels: If you can identify opportunities and encourage women early on then they will be able to fulfill their potential throughout their careers. Some of the most prominent women had great mentors—and they are often now working as mentors to the next generation themselves.

  • Confidence: Confidence can mean a world of difference between a woman who is able to live her dreams and one who is not—so often a talented woman is held back through lack of confidence. The former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher was famous for her confidence and iron will—and for her slogan “The lady’s not for turning.” In an article for the MBA@UNC, media pioneer Arianna Huffington cites lack of confidence as “a killer to success for women. In order to advance their careers, women need to be comfortable seeing themselves as qualified leaders and risk takers.”


Keep reading: 
7 shared traits that unite women in power

Apatow brought a sense of structure and pacing, and, according to Dunham, “the most emotional, connected, what most people might think of as the most feminine content. You’ll watch it and go, ‘The hand-job joke was Judd’s; that crying girl was Lena’s.’ Well, flip it. I just brought my desire to share my shame with the world.” She also felt her sensibility addressed an underserved voice—confused New York women bridging the Gossip Girl teens and Sex in the City career women.

Are you watching the premiere of “Girls” tonight? Okay, maybe after ”Mad Men”?

(Source: fastcocreate.com)

It took a 26-year-old auteur, Lena Dunham, to lure Judd Apatow back to television.

“This is the first time I’ve done television since 2001 or 2002,” said Apatow at the Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier this year. “I really wasn’t interested. I was hurt, I was wounded—and sad. The only good television experience I’d had was with HBO working on The Larry Sanders Show. So I knew HBO was the best place to be. What Jenni and Lena were scheming was up my alley. I love underdogs and people making awful mistakes. There is a female geekdom to the show. Lena and Jenni are running the show. I’ve been able to give notes and advice.”

"Girls" Creator Lena Dunham Helps Judd Apatow Get Small Again

It took a 26-year-old auteur, Lena Dunham, to lure Judd Apatow back to television.

“This is the first time I’ve done television since 2001 or 2002,” said Apatow at the Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier this year. “I really wasn’t interested. I was hurt, I was wounded—and sad. The only good television experience I’d had was with HBO working on The Larry Sanders Show. So I knew HBO was the best place to be. What Jenni and Lena were scheming was up my alley. I love underdogs and people making awful mistakes. There is a female geekdom to the show. Lena and Jenni are running the show. I’ve been able to give notes and advice.”

"Girls" Creator Lena Dunham Helps Judd Apatow Get Small Again


Fast Company asked several of the most creative ad agencies in the world to rebrand baby girls.
Agency: Cramer-Krasselt Target Demo: U.S. Couples The Ad Folks: This Chicago-based agency is America’s second-largest indie and has worked with Corona, Hilton, and Porsche. Their Campaign Strategy: Ads mock the conventional choice by presenting challenging, funny facts about raising boys. National print ads, signage in pregnancy-test sections of drugstores, and QR (quick-response) codes on boys’ clothing in retail outlets steer prospective parents to more data at hopeitsagirl.com.

Fast Company asked several of the most creative ad agencies in the world to rebrand baby girls.

Agency: Cramer-Krasselt Target Demo: U.S. Couples The Ad Folks: This Chicago-based agency is America’s second-largest indie and has worked with Corona, Hilton, and Porsche. Their Campaign Strategy: Ads mock the conventional choice by presenting challenging, funny facts about raising boys. National print ads, signage in pregnancy-test sections of drugstores, and QR (quick-response) codes on boys’ clothing in retail outlets steer prospective parents to more data at hopeitsagirl.com.

Fast Company asked several of the most creative ad agencies in the world to rebrand baby girls. Their mock campaigns recast girls as the No. 1 choice for consumers from China to the U.S.
I’ll be updating the feed with these advertisements today, or you can see them all in The Case For Girls.

Fast Company asked several of the most creative ad agencies in the world to rebrand baby girls. Their mock campaigns recast girls as the No. 1 choice for consumers from China to the U.S.

I’ll be updating the feed with these advertisements today, or you can see them all in The Case For Girls.