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XPO Logistics Partners with Girls With Impact for 2nd Year
Global logistics provider XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) has renewed its partnership with Girls With Impact, the nation’s only live, online entrepreneurship program for teenage girls. This marks the second straight year the company will support girls in exploring the rewards of professional leadership.
XPO’s financial support will fund 10-week learning programs that teach students how to develop plans for new ventures, collaborate through technology and pursue college degrees. In addition to taking the live, after-school classes, some of the students will spend time at XPO’s headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut, meeting with the company’s women executives.
“We’ve been immensely impressed with Girls With Impact and the success of their approach,” said Meghan Henson, chief human resources officer of XPO Logistics. “The girls are learning to overcome challenges by developing confidence in themselves as leaders. XPO is proud to once again partner with Girls With Impact in 2020.”
“Although women start almost 40% of businesses in the United States, there are critical inequities in areas like venture funding,” said Jennifer Openshaw, CEO of Girls With Impact. “We’re creating a strong network of women who can put their ideas to work, while changing the corporate and public sectors for the better. We thank XPO for supporting our goal of impacting 10,000 girls who will become the next generation of women leaders.”