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Wealth Wise Wednesday: International Day of the Girl

| October 17, 2018

Wealth Wise Wednesday: Last week was International Day of the Girl

Did you know that 64% of the world’s illiterate adults are women?

Educating girls is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.  When you educate a girl, it creates a lasting impact, you do not just educate a girl you educate a family, a community, and a country.  

Educated girls are healthier, independent and free to be anything they want to be in the future. 

Here are some ideas you can do this month in honor of International Day of the Girl:

  • Talk to your daughters about girls who are changing the world. One of my favorites is Malala Yousafzai or Behnaz Shafiei. 
  • Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.
  • Help your daughters start a local fundraiser. The organization “Free the Children” will send out a free event support package to help raise money to support girls’ access to education. It can be as simple as a bake sale or lemonade stand. 
  • Pick up a book at your local library or Barnes and Noble and read together with your daughters powerful books like “She Persisted”, “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”, “Shaking Things Up”, “Dear Girl”, or “Princesses Wear Pants”.  These are a few to help empower strong girls.

 Educated Girls become Empowered Women. 

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