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The Power of a Woman
Michele Sullivan

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge Piercy

Over the last several years, the Caterpillar Foundation has specified a portion of our investments for impact on girls and women. Why would Caterpillar – of all companies – want to invest in girls and women?

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Meet Diana, a girl on the move
UN Foundation

In the Petén region in Guatemala, six out of 10 indigenous girls are out of school by the age of 15. Bicycles give girls the freedom to attend school safely and the independence to create a brighter future for themselves.

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UN Foundation

In the Petén region in Guatemala, six out of 10 indigenous girls are out of school by the age of 15. Bicycles give girls the freedom to attend school safely and the independence to create a brighter future for themselves.

Khadijah: a poet and #GIRLHERO against all odds
My World, My People – A Poem by Khadijah
UN Foundation

Khadijah, 17, a poet and #GIRLHERO against all odds, dreams of one day becoming a world-famous poet. Here she shares an original poem she wrote, “My World, My People.”

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UN Foundation

Khadijah, 17, a poet and #GIRLHERO against all odds, dreams of one day becoming a world-famous poet. Here she shares an original poem she wrote, “My World, My People.”

Ask Strong Girls – Why is Poverty Sexist?
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No matter how you break it down – girls and women in the poorest countries get the raw end of the deal. Africa’s strongest women tell us how we can fix that.

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No matter how you break it down – girls and women in the poorest countries get the raw end of the deal. Africa’s strongest women tell us how we can fix that.

Clean Cookstoves Drive Gender Equality
Michele Sullivan and Radha Muthiah

Imagine spending hours every day cooking your family’s food over an open fire, your eyes burning and lungs struggling from the constant smoke.

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RISE: Booker T. Washington Girl Up Club
Girl Up

After watching the film Girl Rising, students at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK, knew they had to take action. In spring 2013, they got together, registered their club, RISE—the first in Oklahoma(!)—and began spreading the word.

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Girl Up

After watching the film Girl Rising, students at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK, knew they had to take action. In spring 2013, they got together, registered their club, RISE—the first in Oklahoma(!)—and began spreading the word.