Wonder Woman

Cheers to another milestone for gender equality! Congratulations to the launch of Paradigm for Parity - an organization that is committed to make progress on gender equality in the business world by 2030. This organization involves well-known businesses like Bank of America, LinkedIn, The Coca-Cola Company, McKinsey & Company and the Huffington Post!

This is not just an organization that voices support for gender equality, but a 5-Point Action Plan has actually been drafted. This Action Plan consolidates the aim of this organization - for women to be evaluated fairly in a business. To boost more concrete actions, the organization also produced a toolkit for businesses’ reference.

"Inclusion and diversity are essential for success and relevance in today's world, and I am driven by the belief that diversity makes organizations stronger, smarter and more innovative," said Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO of Accenture.

These business leaders believe full potential of a corporation can only be enhanced through diversifying their pool of talents. Anyone, regardless of sex, should stand a chance to show their talent. Dream big, girls the world is better off with you.

Givo stands with UN Women to end violence against women: #OrangeTheWorld 2016

The UN's UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by @UNWomen, has designated every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – "a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls” Their 16-day campaign for 2016  just ended today and we thought it a perfect opportunity to say - though the campaign may be over, the work to not just end violence but promote the value for a fellow human being is being done every day, by “average joes” and organisations alike.

Givo’s a company clad in orange. We wear it today even more proudly because it represents more than a just global campaign. It represents a global movement.

Let’s make giving social, today. #OrangetheWorld #TeamGivo #VitaminG

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Boss #likeagirl

- Photo Credit: @mokrin_coworking

What does it mean to be a #girlintech and rock at it, #likeagirl?

Michelle Haupt, the Operations Engineer at NASA once said “One thing I always tell young girls: Never let anybody tell you you can’t do it. Growing up, they’d look at me like, Really...Even when I was having teachers tell me, just take a break from math, you can take this class next year. I said, ‘No, I’m going to take it now.’ I kept pushing for it.”

We at Givo are proud to say that we actively seek to highlight incredible woman like Michelle who are changing their industries and redefining what it means to be #likeagirl. Not only do we believe that girls should be equally influential in ground-breaking discoveries but that young girls ought to be reminded that they have the ability and power to shape the world the way they envision it. We are as much responsible for the current state of the world as we are for the future we create.

Check out @girlswhocode if this speaks to you! It’s an awesome NGO dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in the tech industry. As founder Reshma Saujani put it best, “our girls create technology that makes the world a better place”. For all aspiring female techies out there, never let anyone take away your shine - we’re all rooting for you.

Image credits to @mokrin_coworking, a space for digital nomads.

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