Local girls unveil new business innovations

Girls With Impact program expanding in Fairfield

In advance of the launch of Girls with Impact — the country’s first online, real-time entrepreneurship program for teen girls — five local high school teens will be joined by their parents, educators and elected officials at a press conference to unveil their new ventures. The conference will take place on Monday, June 26, from noon-1:30 p.m., at the Stamford Innovation Center, 175 Atlantic Street Stamford.

The girls, ages 15-16 from Greenwich and Fairfield High Schools, completed the 12-week, coach-led Academy designed with Harvard experts (Brief video of parents/students). The Academy guides students through the business planning process for a for-profit, nonprofit, or community project. The girls will continue in a supportive community as they to work on their ventures with the goal of building a powerful network of the next generation of leaders.

The Girls with Impact program began due to the lack of women in high-skill, high paying jobs — 4% CEOs, 14% engineers, 37% entrepreneurs.

  • Girls face unequal access to skills training: girls represent only 15% of students in career and technical.
  • Need for innovation and job growth in CT.


  • Jennifer Openshaw, Founder & CEO (National financial leader, author)
  • Judy Nedell, Head of Guidance (grades 6-12), Greenwich School District
  • Five (5) Spring Academy students and parents
  • Policy and educational leaders

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