A Message From Michele Sullivan

When we invest in girls, we create real and lasting change — not only for the girls themselves but also the communities around them. It’s a lesson that has become increasingly clear in the Caterpillar Foundation’s work to alleviate poverty around the world, and it’s why we are so excited to celebrate this year’s International Day of the Girl with The Future of the Girl, a new campaign we’re launching with our friends at Glamour and The Girl Project.

The Future of the Girl aims to provide girls from Illinois to India with the support they need to achieve their dreams and change the world for the better. Over the next several weeks, we will be connecting girls around the world with strong, influential women leaders who can provide them with inspiration and advice. We will also be regularly sharing those conversations and stories on this page, on our partners’ sites, and through social media platforms. After all, we believe we are all stronger when we come together to achieve our goals. We are Together.Stronger.

We’re thrilled to be on this journey with so many amazing women and girls, and we can’t wait to see what the future of the girl has in store for us all. To add your voice to the conversation on our Future of the Girl page or to follow along, visit us here on TogetherStronger.com and support the campaign by using the hashtag #AskLikeAGirl on social media.