Leadership Development Begins Early, ANN INC Projects of Young Women

ANN INC., building sustainability timeline.

ANN INC., building sustainability timeline.

September 19, 2013

By  Tyra OldhamLANDsds Sustainable Voice News

The work of company’s to empower the this generation of leaders is the work of sustainability. The charge to mentor and guide women is a powerful when we consider the disparity gaps in sciences, leadership, pay and self determination are still struggles being fought.  The work of  company’s such as, “ANN INC. and Vital Voices Award Twenty ANNpower Project Grants to Emerging Female Leaders” supporting young women in high school to forward their concepts of self and actualize possibility into the world will yield continual return.

The Wall Street Journal reported the work of ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership are honored to announce the 2013 ANNpower Grantees, a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action.”

Within sustainability arts and fashion are producing a resounding voice in change of elements, fabric, style and providing a lens on sustainable development through style, practice and resources which shape architecture, goods and materials used across industries.

Sustainability aptly reflects and addresses what we do today has impact on generations.  The development of women is critical to the advancement of leadership, equity, social justice and innovation despite today, women still make $0.77 to that of their counterpart. This extends to the work of ANNpower facilitating dynamic works of young women making a difference.

ANNpower states, “The young women represent a diverse group of high school students who are committed to driving positive social change in their home communities.”

“As part of the ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum last spring, the ANNpower Grantees were provided with leadership training and mentorship from women leaders from the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network, as well as executives from ANN INC. Armed with this knowledge, they developed projects that will make a significant difference in communities across the country and received ANNpower Project Grants to bring their ideas to life. The funded projects address a wide range of critical social issues today, from promoting sustainable living choices through recycled art, to providing mentoring and networking workshops, to increasing female participation and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at an early age.”

The work of organizations within sustainability is to build an arm in which what they do reverberates across platforms to build a sustainable supply chain elevating the next and current  generations to leadership and power. Women are necessary vital voice within the nexuses in which their power elevates the many within their ecosystem.

The 2013 ANNpower Grantees awarded are:

— Anjana from Shorewood, Wisconsin who is educating girls about the
importance of gender equality and the Millennium Development Goals.

— Alexandra from Stamford, Connecticut who is creating a store for
low-income families in her community, called Handled with Care.

— Carolina from Centreville, Virginia who is creating mentoring and
networking opportunities for teen girls in her community.

— Charlotte from Leavenworth, Washington who is working to promote
sustainable life choices through art projects using recycled materials.

— Neha from Fort Pierce, Florida who is creating a series of workshops for
middle school girls, stimulating their interest in science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) fields.

— Rabiah from Cordova, Tennessee who is launching a mentoring program for
teen girls who are refugees to the United States.

— Ariela from New Haven, Connecticut who is instilling the importance of
education and a healthy lifestyle in young Latina girls through the Girls
Boxing Club (GBC).

— Abriana from Villanova, Pennsylvania who is launching a pen pal and
cultural exchange program between students at her high school and Darfuri
refugees in Chad through an online platform.

— Lindsay from Quincy, Massachusetts who is instilling confidence and
empowering girls in her community through leadership development
workshops.

— Laura from Tallahassee, Florida who is planning to organize a major event
to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking.

— Jane from Oberlin, Ohio who is sparking interest in the fields of science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) among young girls.

— Nadyah from Bel Air, Maryland who is supporting the creation of a
community learning center in Sri Lanka by working with students in her
high school to collect supplies and raise awareness of global issues
surrounding girls in developing countries.

— Alisha from Bellevue, Washington who is working on an online community of
mentors and students that uses a crowd-sourcing model to deliver content
that builds technical prowess from an early age.

— Abigail from Leonardtown, Maryland who is working to address the
increased risk of drowning for socioeconomically disadvantaged children
and Amish children through Swimming Safety School (3S).

— Elizabeth from Greensboro, North Carolina who is creating mentoring
relationships between girls starting middle school with girls about to
finish high school.

— Drucila from Bronx, New York who is creating a documentary telling the
stories of individual people who have overcome personal challenges.

— Laura from San Antonio, Puerto Rico who is partnering with the Department
of Education to implement her campaign to prevent child abuse in 30
public and private schools throughout Puerto Rico.

— Karly from Vero Beach, Florida who is using some of the recycled tennis
balls she collects through her nonprofit Balls Go Round to create holiday
ornaments for American troops stationed abroad.

— Molly from Waltham,Massachusetts who is setting up an “imagination
station” of non-electronic toys and games for children in long-term care
at the hospital.

— Shivonne from Palo Alto, California who is building an online community
to discuss global women’s issues and creating a speaker series for girls
in her community to gain exposure to established women leaders.

These women as many around the world are responsible to lead themselves and others to power and leadership for the next generation producing sustainability.

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