October 5, 2011
The Girl Effect
Arizona Women’s Forum & Charter 100
Investing in girls changes the world. Arizona leaders Tamara Woodbury, President and CEO of the Arizona CactusPine Girl Scout Council and The Honorable Barbara Barrett, President and CEO of Triple Creek Ranch, advocate for girls and women. They brought their vision and insights about The Girl Effect to a joint luncheon meeting of Charter 100 and Arizona Women’s Forum. Local Girl Scout Alexis La Benz, recipient of the National Young Woman of Distinction 2011 Girl Scouts USA award, talked about her efforts to create awareness about human trafficking from a teen perspective. “If even one person is changed by this website (teensontrafficking.com) by knowing the skills to protect themselves, or even by reporting the abuse of someone else, then that is worth it to me,” she said.
The Girl Effect is a movement driven by girl champions around the globe. The Nike Foundation created the Girl Effect with critical financial and intellectual contributions by the NoVo Foundation and Nike Inc. and in collaboration with key partners such as the United Nations Foundation and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls.
|Mary Lee Hoffman (Sr. Assoc. Advancement, Girl Scouts), Alexis La Benz (Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient)||Deborah Carstens, Tamara Woodbury (President/CEO, AZ Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council)|
Sharon Dupont, Hon. Barbara Barrett
(President/CEO, Triple Creek Ranch)