Our Mission
Invest in Girls transforms girls’ futures through a comprehensive financial education equipping them for a powerful future.

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Invest In Girls works with schools, community organizations, corporations and foundations to provide financial literacy programming to young girls. 

Our Corporate Partners

Our Corporate Partners are integral to the success of our program. They provide role models, open their doors to our girls in the form of industry trips and work tirelessly to support our program. They believe in our mission and work with us to ensure that all girls have access to a financial education.  



Who We Serve

IIG partners with independent, charter and public schools as well as community orgs. These partnerships help us deliver our program to girls throughout the Eastern Region of the United States. The staff are excited to support the girls at their orgs by helping to provide us with important infrastructure to facilitate our curriculum.


Our Team



Betsy Kelder
Executive Director

Betsy comes to IIG from Belmont Day School, in Massachusetts. At Belmont Day she was the Director of Summer & External Programs, overseeing all of the school’s programming outside of the academic day –serving almost 800 children and 120 staff annually. She also served on the school’s administrative team – leading school wide initiatives. She has experience with hiring and managing staff, creating budgets, program design and facilitation, staff training, strategic planning and organization design. Betsy is an avid outdoors-woman and is committed to the value of out of school time learning; both academic and personal. She served as the Associate Director of an overnight camp prior to her time at Belmont Day, and continues to foster her passion for camping in New England by serving as a Vice-President for the American Camp Association, New England. Prior to pursuing a career in camping and education, Betsy served as a Sr. Technical Recruiter and the Manager of the domestic intern program for Microsoft. She received her B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University.


Ashley Bordas
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Ashley joins IIG with nine years of fundraising experience. She has extensive managerial experience in the non-profit sector and a record of success in implementing innovative ideas to push program development forward. Her background includes grant writing, event planning, and collaborating with community partners to strategically accomplish fundraising goals and initiatives.

She moved to Massachusetts in 2013, to pursue a master’s degree in Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion at Harvard University. Providing opportunities and resources to young girls, remains her biggest passion in life. She strongly believes that as we continue to foster strong mentor relationships, young girls will feel empowered to envision a brighter future for themselves, and continue breaking through glass ceilings. She looks forward to using her fundraising experience to cultivate new relationships for IIG, in order to make a lasting impact for young girls and future leaders.


Devon Mercurius
New York City Program Director & Director of Technology

Devon came to IIG in 2015 with five years of experience working in non-profit education on a wide range of projects. He previously ran a variety of paid internship programs, provided college application support, lead professional development programs for teens entering the workforce for the first time and was a program site director for schools across New York City. He looks forward to helping IIG build new partnerships with financial firms and schools in addition to helping the organization grow to its full potential. Away from work Devon is passionate about music, politics, sports, technology, business and food. He was born in Guyana, South America but was raised and continues to live in Brooklyn, New York. Devon holds a BA in Political Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey.


Shannan Taylor
Mid Atlantic Program Director

Shannan is a native Marylander with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and vast experience in the financial services industry. Before coming to IIG, she was a Manager of financial institutions for fifteen (15) years. Her experience entails managing staff, strategic planning, developing implementation plans and timelines, devising budget forecasts, establishing goals and objectives, tracking performance, training, and fostering collaborative relationships with customers and businesses.  Shannan was a trailblazer in the communities in which she served by providing financial literacy to underserved schools, youth programs throughout the City of Baltimore, and adult work programs. She has seen the drought and lack of financial education in some parts of Maryland and senses a need for empowerment through financial education and literacy. For these reasons, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge power and life experiences to influence and aid in the growth and development of humanity. Shannan is confident that her alignment with IIG’s mission will advance IIG’s presence in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas.

Erin White
New England Region Program Director &Director of Strategic Partnerships

Since moving to Massachusetts in 2012, Erin White has worked for a variety of educational nonprofits in partnership with public schools in Boston and Lawrence. With a BA in English from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, Erin also offers a creative perspective in the realm of personal finance, and believes there is no single kind of education or experience more valuable than the rest. She is passionate about knowledge in all its forms, and seeks to cultivate curiosity, self-awareness, and autonomy in her students through an engaging curriculum and focused program delivery. Erin is thrilled to be working in an organization dedicated to the financial wellbeing of young women, and looks forward to deepening IIG's impact in New England.