Two Change-Makers Jeengle Is Celebrating For Women’s Equality Day
In honor of Women’s Equality Day on Sunday, August 26, Jeengle is highlighting a couple of women that we’ve been crushing on recently.
But first, let’s take a quick deep dive on why this day is so important …
August 26 was selected to observe the date in 1920 that the United States passed the 19thAmendment, granting women the right to vote. Overnight, the 19thAmendment allowed (and empowered!) roughly half of the citizens within the United States an opportunity to make their rights and opinions heard. Among many changes that were made, this amendment enabled women to build a foundation for their lives based on their ownfeelings and visions. Can we say HECK YEAH?!!
We celebrate Women’s Equality Day to honor this historic occasion, to celebrate ALL of the women in our lives and to bring continued attention to the work that still needs to be done. Let’s swoon over two women that are doing just that:
We actually just can’t do Nancy Lublin justice, so we’re going to let Vanity Fair do it for us, “Nancy Lublin is founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line, which has processed over 33 million messages in three years. She was CEO of DoSomething.org for 12 years, taking it from bankruptcy to the largest organization for teens and social change in the world. Her first venture was Dress for Success, which helps women transition from welfare to work in almost 150 cities in 20 countries. She founded this organization with a $5,000 inheritance from her great-grandfather.”
She’s brilliant. She’s kind. She lives and breath empathy. And, she just rules all around. Jeengle loves her! And we’re forever grateful to her for Dress for Success, DoSomething.org and Crisis Text Line – all three organizations that are forever are favorites!
Nancy has paved the way for us as a leader (to put it lightly) in the nonprofit industry. Thank you, Nancy – we celebrate YOU!
Reshma Saujani is the CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, “a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.”Reshma came out of the gates as an attorney and activist – and eventually found a home in the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for the United States Congress, in addition to servicing as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City.
During that time Reshma saw firsthand the lack of young women in coding and computing classes – and was inspired her to found Girls Who Code – to ultimately close the gender gap in technology.
Reshma is making a realdifference – and Jeengle can’t get enough of it! According to Reshma’s bio, “By the end of the 2018 academic year, Girls Who Code will have reached over 50 thousand girls in all 50 states and several US territories. The results speak for themselves: 88% of alumni have declared a CS major/minor or are more interested in CS because of Girls Who Code.”
Jeengle applauds you, Reshma! You are a living, breathing role model – and we’re so grateful to you for the change that you’re making for young women in America and beyond! Truly, the change you’re helping to make will sincerely impact generations and generations to come!
What women are you celebrating? We’d love to know!