- Apply – Students apply and then are accepted.
- Welcome – They receive a Welcome packet with login information to attend their online class.
- Attend Online – Students meet for a live, engaging online class led by their coach.
- Gather – Girls will gather in-person for an optional orientation to share their business and project ideas.
- Updates – Parents are updated throughout the 12-weeks.
Watch this brief excerpt from a real class.
- Just a computer with Internet access.
- Also, a quiet, regular place to attend class.
- 15 girls max. This allows us to have an engaging class with a powerful back-and-forth exchange.
- Professionals experienced in entrepreneurship and business
- Hold an MBA and/or other related degrees
- Excited and committed to help girls succeed
- Learn by doing
- Incorporate instruction with exercises and hands-on learning
- Educate girls on why curriculum is relevant to their college and career success
- The program’s development was led by Girls with Impact CEO, who has taught business and entrepreneurship at New York University and to groups and Fortune 500 companies.
- The curriculum team included experts from Harvard Business School’s Career Center and a 30-year guidance expert, Linda Woods.
- Often, yes. Talk to your guidance counselor or other school representative first.
- Tell them that the curriculum offers 33 hours of instruction.
- Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any documentation needed.
- If students face financial circumstances, we provide financial support.
- The application provides an opportunity to answer this question and information will be included in your Welcome packet.
- We have a two strikes, and you’re out policy. This is because it’s important that all students attend and avoid disrupting the class and the valuable relationships formed.
- If a student misses class, simply inform your coach via email or text
- Classes are taped and are available to view in the learning platform.
Yes, standards are:
- Respect for others – listen without interruption and respond to communications within a 24-hour time period
- Attendance – Attend class on time and at the specified times.
- No distractions — No eating or texting during class.
Our program is referred to a “mini-MBA” because we educate girls on many concepts learned in a true MBA program. Our program also includes many personal development learnings.
Here’s a summary:
- Strategic thinking
- Problem solving
- Know your customer
- Competitive analysis
- Market sizing
- Building a team
- Creating your own advisory board
- Marketing on a budget
- Win-win partnerships
- Budgeting and creating a profit
- Powerful presentations
- Accepting feedback
- Building confidence
- Strengthening relationships
- Writing a powerful biography
To view our complete syllabus, go here
We say 2 hours a week for a lifetime of success.
Classes are 50 minutes each.
Weekly exercises or “BringBacks” to move your project forward take about 1 hour.
Yes. Just as with the YWCA, swimming or other programs, it helps cover our professional coaches, technology, platform, curriculum, start-up kits and more.
Our tuition is on a sliding scale, up to $495, based on financial need. This equates to about $30 per hour for the 12-week Academy, three mentoring sessions, and in-person gatherings.
This program is worth substantially more for the education, network and business/venture development as well as the increased likelihood of scholarships and job earnings.
- Our CEO and Harvard Business School professor Lynda Applegate recognized a gap in business among teen girls.
- Ms. Openshaw, as chief marketing officer for and co-author of Mercer’s global When Women Thrive research platform, was part of the global conversation about bringing more women into the workplace. But she felt that to create a real pipeline of young women and to truly change the trajectory of women in the workplace, we need to start with this generation: teen girls.
We currently operate as a nonprofit affiliated with a regional YWCA. We plan to continue our nonprofit to provide scholarships for girls with a social enterprise (B-corp) for our standard tuition-paying members.