AERA & The Shatter Foundation: Women’s Empowerment and Climate Change with Jennifer Alfano
FORMER EDITOR OF HARPER'S BAZAAR & VOGUE
FOUNDER OF THE FLAIR INDEX
Did you know that empowering and educating women is key to reducing climate change? In fact, empowering women and girls in developing countries ranked 2nd amongst 76 solutions for curbing global warming. Today, gender equality is still not at the forefront of public attention as a climate solution.
This is why this Earth Month we chose to partner with The Shatter Foundation, a non-profit that provides girls in underserved communities access to education, mentorship, capital and networks needed to foster an inclusive economy and equitable entrepreneurship. Throughout the month we will be featuring influential women and advisors/mentors to the Foundation as they share their insight on this important topic with us.
"Why do I support The Shatter Fund? I can think of nothing more important that making sure that girls who come from underserved communities are empowered with opportunities, mentorship, education and capital so they can become the change we need for tomorrows' future.
It is proven that the more women, specifically diverse women, a company has in all roles including leadership, the more successful the company is. The advantages are tangible and significant.
Thus, knowing that women are the key to success, and that this younger generation is keenly aware of the global impact of today's environmental issues, we should do everything in our power to ensure their success."
– Jennifer Alfano