If Girls Ran the World – Virtually, Anything is Possible

“Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you.”

Taylor Swift said that, and say what you want about T-Swift (personally, I love her!) but one things for certain – she knows what she’s talking about.

We are so lucky to be alive during a time where women are:

  1. Unapologetically doing awesome things
  2. Cheering on other women who are unapologetically doing awesome things.

As far as equality goes, women are the underdogs but that isn’t stopping us and I think that is something to be celebrated.

If Girls Ran the World

Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits.” And I’m joining If Girls Ran the World to help promote that support and empowerment.

If Girls Ran the World is taking the month of October to “collectively and virtually run around the world raising funds and awareness to empower girls globally.” 

If Girls Ran the World

I set a goal of running 150 miles in the month of October (it’ll be easy because I’m training for a half marathon!) and raising $250 (but hopefully a lot more!).

According to the If Girls Ran the World website, “$250 can provide a family with training and livestock so they can earn the income needed to pay for their daughter’s school fees and supplies. This amount equips them with books, paper and other learning materials and provides for their tuition and other school expenses.”

Education is a barrier that many girls in developing countries never get to cross, because the education of the men in the community is held in higher regard.

I’m running for Save the Children:

“Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.”

You can donate to my fundraising page here or (I highly encourage this one!) you can join the movement and set your own mileage and donation goals – you can do it!

Let me know in the comments if you’re going to join the movement, and if you do let’s be accountability buddies! We’ll tweet each other encouragement and the day’s mileage so there’ll be no slacking. Sound like a plan? Sign up for If Girls Ran the World here!