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Interview: Holly Gordon On Empowering Girls to Transform the World

Holly Gordon, EP Girl Rising

Holly Gordon, Executive Director of Girl Rising

By Patricia Caso/October 28, 2013
Photos Courtesy of Girl Rising

TWITTER: @girlrising

Breaking the cycle of worldwide poverty is a monumental endeavor. Enter Holly Gordon, the architect behind Girl Rising, a movement to educate adolescent girls around the world aiming to alter their unacceptable course of inequality.

“When we start to value girls for their minds, all over the world, we will be honoring their greatest asset. Girl Rising is really about raising the value of the girl.”  Holly Gordon

She is also Executive Producer of the gutsy, inspiring film Girl Rising, which is at the heart of the movement. The movie tells the stories of nine girls in nine developing countries to depict how education can be transformative.

I was already affected by Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai’s remarkable story about girls’ rights to education and wanted to find out more about this innovative movement. I grabbed a few minutes with Holly, a lifelong journalist, to learn more about directing an international strategy for mandating equality in education…. [Read more…]