On Friday, January 20 Global Experiences will co-host a landmark event with GoAbroad.com empowering women in international education to network, learn and recognize that they are a powerful voice in higher education and leadership in general. The event will focus on the importance of encouraging mentorship and leadership between women leaders as we look to the new generation. The evening will include interviews, writing messages to be taken to Washington, sharing highlights of GoAbroad’s cross country journey and what it means for the field.
The selection of this date is no coincidence. The GoAbroad team is making their way from Colorado to Illinois to Pennsylvania to Maryland with their final destination the Women's March in Washington, DC on the day after the U.S. Presidential Inauguration. You can follow along online with #intledunited on @internabroad and @GoAbroad.
Why is GE getting involved in this way?
Co-founder and CEO Emily Merson Reilly shared, “The importance of women’s issues is not a new one, and empowering women leaders in all fields will be essential for making the world a better place in the 21st century. Global Experiences’ participants are also about 75% women and we feel that we have a responsibility to promote and encourage the type of ideas that will help expand opportunities in leadership in the US and abroad.”
GE is proud to partner with female-owned businesses and companies globally, identifying strong leaders and role models for young professional women progressing on their career path. Since its inception in 2001, Global Experiences has worked with over 6,000 young professionals helping them prepare for their future through career readiness and international internship programs in 11 cities.
The Global Leadership Scholarship
In coordination with these efforts GE is excited to launch the Global Leader scholarship, as part of its broader commitment to Generation Study Abroad. The two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, will benefit two female students attending a GE internship program in any of our 11 global cities in Summer 2017. The ideal candidate will be a first generation student and have demonstrated leadership, advocacy, community building in women’s empowerment, political or social issues.
Do you have a female student with significant leadership experience? Contact Kelly Holland to nominate a deserving student and access the application.
Read more about the campaign in this article from The PIE News.