Partnering for change: Bain and G(irls) 20

What would happen if the world’s 3.5 billion women set out to fix the biggest problems facing their communities?

The G(irls)20 Summit is bringing together young women from around the globe to answer that question. The goal: Use bold ideas to improve the fortunes of their home regions and, hopefully, the world.

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The 2013 summit inspired Yoomin Lee of South Korea to start CodeKorea, a business that aims to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries by teaching girls computer programming. Glender Favour, a 2012 delegate from Cameroon, co-founded StopAIDS, Cameroon, an initiative that’s providing young people with resources and opportunities to fight the spread of HIV.

We are proud to announce a new partnership between Bain & Company and the G(irls) 20 Summit. This partnership will involve a cross-border effort between Bain’s Toronto office (where G(irls) 20 is based) and the Australian offices (where this year’s G(irls) 20 summit will be held).

Bain’s involvement with G(irls) 20 will focus on 3 main areas:

  1. The summit: Members of Bain’s Sydney office will be conducting a skills workshop with the 2014 G(irls) 20 delegates in Sydney in August to teach them about Bain’s problem solving and results delivery methodology;
  2. After the summit: Select delegates will be chosen to receive ongoing mentoring from a Bain Consultant in Australia or Canada, who will provide business coaching to the delegates as they design and deliver a project to economically empower women and girls in their communities;
  3. The future: Members of Bain’s Toronto office will work with G(irls) 20 leadership, board and advisors to build a strategy for future growth to enable G(irls) 20 to have even greater impact.

This exciting partnership allows us to use our Bain skillset to help G(irls) 20, the Summit delegates, and through them, women and girls across the world.

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The approach taken by G(irls) 20 embodies so much of what we at Bain stand for:

– Economic empowerment and equality of women and girls (strongly tied to the work that we do through Women@Bain);

– Working within global communities to build local capabilities that enable lasting change; and

– A focus on delivering results and impact through project design and delivery.

We are looking forward to working with the summit delegates and G(irls) 20 team when they arrive in Australia in August, and to supporting them as they  continue to have impact long after the summit is over.

If you are interested in supporting the great work that G(irls) 20 do, please consider making a financial donation here or donating hotel or air miles here (Eligible programs include Starwood Preferred Guest, Hilton HHonors, Hertz, Marriott, which can be converted to Air Canada Aeroplan miles)

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