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Sterling House Community Center

Sterling House Community is collaborating with Girls With Impact and have full scholarships available to their 10-week mini-MBA program.  Girls With Impact is the nation’s only live, online business and leadership academy for young women, 14-18, an entrepreneurship program made just for girls!

Sterling House is able to offer these scholarships courtesy of Eversource.  Classes start March 12th at Sterling House Community Center on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  If the student is unable to attend these classes in person Sterling House it will be on-line for them with a facilitator.

Give your student a tremendous leg-up for college and career!  Developed with Harvard leaders, the “mini-MBA” program equips girls with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become the leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow.

Girls With Impact Mission

“As the daughter of a single mother who worked two full-time jobs, a mom of two young girls myself, and an entrepreneur in the financial industry, I know first-hand how difficult it is for women to get ahead – and stay ahead.  That’s why it’s time to create the first generation of women who will lead from the top. Women who will think nothing of creating a business or being the next CEO of their own business.”  Jennifer Openshaw, CEO & Founder, Girls With Impact

Why Girls With Impact?

  • In just three years, 40% of the US workforcewill be freelance.
  • Only 6% of CEOsare women.
  • 36% of entrepreneurs and 14% of engineers are women.
  • Although women start about 38% of all businesses in the US, they receive only 2-6% of venture funding.
  • Women are still paid less – 78c for every dollar earned by men– and continue to be under-represented in high-skill, high-wage jobs.

By creating the next generation leaders – from all walks of life — and a strong network that will serve them in both the corporate and public sectors — we can change these statistics.

Girls With Impact (, an ambitious entrepreneurship program for teen girls. It’s a 12-week MBA-like program, where girls walk in with a seed of an idea (or not), and leave with a business plan.

The program covers topics you might see at an elite business school, like researching a market need, developing a value proposition, creating customer personas, prototyping and forming partnerships, along with softer skills that are rarely taught anywhere, like networking and handling rejection.

“The first time we brought these girls together to show off their final projects, their parents’ jaws just dropped,” says Jennifer Openshaw, Girls with Impact’s founder and CEO. “It really shows that our girls are capable of far more than what we teach them.”

For further information and to register contact:

Pam Robertson
(203) 378 – 2606 Ext. 108


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