This summer, six of our young women were invited to participate in the Invest in Girls Fellowship at the offices of Brown Advisory in Boston and Baltimore.
Hopie and Lily Stockman are sisters and the founders of Block Shop Textiles—a Los Angeles-based company that produces heirloom scarves and other textiles hand block printed in Jaipur, India. This summer, we swapped notes about the business practices, attitudes, and beliefs that transformed the sisters’ dreamy art project into a high-demand line of unique, socially responsible products.
40 South vintage boutique owner and @girlsrockcampaignboston founder, Hilken Mancini, has the spotlight on our blog. Check out our interview with Hilken and enjoy 20% off your purchase now through July 4th at her Etsy store with the code investgirls20: https://www.etsy.com/shop/40SouthVintage?ref=pr_shop_more . Or, if you happen to be in Boston, pop ‘round and present this post or mention the code for 20% off your in-store purchase! (Also valid through July 4th.)
Worthy Threads is a new line of children's clothing that highlights the individuality of our children and inspires the people who dress them. We are pairing vintage inspired designs with unique and quirky prints that appeal to moms who appreciate fashion and enjoy dressing their children in clothes that reflect their personalities.
Dune Thorne explores the statistic that 70% of high school valedictorians are girls yet 4% of S&P CEOs are women. How can businesses be more supportive of women and gender diversity? Dune illustrates the "S curve" as a potential solution and discusses the need for a new approach and a new conversation-which can benefit women and benefit businesses.
During the course of doing my job, before I walk into any given room, I can usually make a safe assumption. Once I enter the room, I will be in the minority but not necessarily for the reason you would think. My name is Devon Mercurius and I am the New York City Program Manager for Invest In Girls. My job is to educate high school girls from 10th-12th grade about financial literacy and facilitate workplace visits to meet women working in the private sector, usually finance related, with the hopes that more girls gain an interest in those careers.