Girls are the Future. Girls have the power to shape their futures – and the future of our world. But no one can realize their potential alone – that’s why it’s critical that girls receive the insight and support of the generations of strong women who have come before them.
Caterpillar Foundation, together with Glamour, The Girl Project and other partners, is leading an awareness campaign called The Future of the Girl. Created for girls and by girls, The Future of the Girl elevates girls’ voices and celebrates their power to help us learn from our history, understand our present, and create a better future for all.
We want you to join the conversation! What questions would you ask of influential female leaders? What questions would you ask your girl friends? What are your hopes for the future of girls and women?
In the next few weeks, we’re connecting with some strong, inspiring women who have walked the path to get real answers to your questions.
3. City, State:
New York, NY
5. Favorite school subject:
6. What I’m listening to:
Billie Eilish, J. Cole, Beirut
7. What I’m reading:
1984 (George Orwell), What Happened (Hillary Clinton)
8. Favorite hobbies:
Writing, Reading, Music, Traveling
9. What I want to be when I grow up:
Writer or Editor
10. Female Celebrities who inspire me:
Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) and Emma Watson
11. My hope for the future of girls and women is:
Equality for all despite sexual orientation, religion or race.
12. If I could ask an influential woman any question, I would ask:
Lady Gaga – “Despite all the rejection you faced, you continued to uphold your beliefs and rise above your bullies. What motivated you to continue to pursue your musical career and also what motivated you to be so firm and constant in your opinions?”
"I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world."
"In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders."
"Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all."
"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish."
"We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored."
"When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. So let's keep going — let's keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have."
"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman."
"I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back."