I recently had the privilege (and fun!) of speaking at the Posey Leadership Forum at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. I met the students of the Posey Leadership Institute, a dynamic group of women alumni and had the opportunity to share Girl Up with both of them.
I have to admit, I was blown away yet again by how engaged today’s students are on a global level — from a campus-wide awareness of international issues to the personal experiences of traveling, studying, and volunteering all around the world — these students have done it all and are truly engaged as global servant leaders.
I was most impressed, however, by the generosity of the students and the alumni and local women leaders — like Ms. Sarah Bernice Moseley — who understand so well the importance of supporting adolescent girls in the developing world. Sarah Bernice was one of many people at the event who spontaneously approached me with checks and cash donations on the spot. This generous outpouring of support is representative of exactly what Girl Up is all about — educating and empowering Americans to become advocates and supporters for their sisters in the developing world.
Thank you to Austin College, the Posey Leadership Institute and most especially, to Ms. Sarah Bernice Moseley.