Why invest in girls' education? To make an impact

Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger interviews women from different organizations and companies working on girls’ education.

Changing educational systems is challenging, but data shows that an investment in girls education can have profound development impacts.

Devex spoke to several organizations and companies working on this issue to get their views on what’s needed to further improve the landscape at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum.

Watch to hear from Women’s World Banking on measuring the impact of savings accounts for girls education; Intel on the importance of getting more girls to study science, technology, engineering and math; and General Mills on how the cycle of change can happen quickly.

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    Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.