Thursday, November 20, 2008

Girl Power

A Note From Jessie:
This past Tuesday, I attended a fundraising event at my Anthropologie store, in Rockefeller Plaza. The event was for the organization Girls Learn International, which is a foundation of young high-school females who strive to empower other young women across the world, and stand as a voice in the movement for universal girls' education. As stated from their website, the "GLI Program gives students the opportunity to explore issues affecting girls in relation to global human rights, promotes cross-cultural understanding and communication, and trains students to be leaders and advocates for positive change." The event was a black-tie affair, hosting 200+ of New York City's "who's who." Organized by Anthropologie CEO Glen Senk, and featuring prominent female news anchor Katie Couric, the evening consisted of a brief award ceremony, honoring accomplished young females from the group, and a social shopping occasion, brimming with Pink vodka mixed drinks, incredible hors d'ourves, beautiful clothes and decorations galore. I was just thrilled to meet Katie myself, and snapped a photo of the two of us before the night was over. Check it out above.
GLI is an incredible organization, and after attending the event, I am very motivated to become involved with it, and its philanthropic endeavors. Check out their website to be inspired on female empowerment and equality at

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