Invest in Girls teaches high school girls financial concepts, exposes them to professional women role models, and introduces them to financial services companies and career paths in finance to empower them to become tomorrow's leaders.
A team of women passionate about financial education for girls founded Invest in Girls (IIG) In June 2010. Thirteen donors and the National Council for Research on Women provided support to launch the pilot program in the spring of 2011. Invest in Girls incorporated on its own and launched programming at three “founding partner” schools in the 2011/2012 academic year.
IIG is a 501c3 nonprofit teaching more than 350 girls in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Girls voluntarily participate in IIG as an extracurricular activity starting in their sophomore year and continue participation throughout their high school career.