Global Business Coalition for Education

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: GBC-Education Members Speak Up For Girls’ Education



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The following series is produced by leaders within the Global Business Coalition for Education calling on increased access to education for girls and women. On International Day of the Girl Child, GBC-Education released “The Journey of a Girl: Opportunities for Business Investment in Girls’ Education,” a working paper mapping the barriers to education experienced by many of the most marginalized girls around the world. 

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Pearson Plc.

Why Progress for Girls Can’t Wait

Oct. 14, 2015Kate James

Kate James joined Pearson as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer in 2014. A member of the Pearson Executive she overseas communications, government relations, the Pearson brand, investor relations and the company’s social impact work. Before joining Pearson, Kate was Chief Communications Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also previously worked in the financial services industry, engaged in communications and public affairs with both Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank.


The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Western Union

The World’s Most-Wasted Resource


Oct. 12, 2015Talya Bosch - Hi Res pic

Talya Bosch is Vice President of Social Ventures, Internal Communications and Global Events for Western Union, a global leader in money movement. The opinions reflected here are her own. Talya is proud to be the educated daughter of a female teacher, and is sad that counts as a privilege. Follow her on Twitter: @TalyaBosch.


The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Oando Foundation

There’s No More Valuable Investment Than in a Girl’s Education


 AyoadeOct. 12, 2015

Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija is the Director of the Oando Foundation. She is a globally renowned authority on sustainable approaches to development and a thought leader in the field, lecturing around the world on social entrepreneurship. The Oando Foundation is an independent charity, launched by Oando Plc in 2011, one of Africa’s leading indigenous energy solutions providers. The Foundation aims to support achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals as they pertain to child protection and the educational arena.

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Kano

A World Where Anyone, Anywhere, Can Shape The World Around Them


Yonatan Raz-FridmanOct. 12, 2015

Yonatan is an Israeli entrepreneur with a strong desire to grow educational opportunities on a global scale to equip young people all over the world with tools to create the innovation of the future by making what they play with. He is Founder and President of Kano. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


The Power of the Adolescent Girl: PwC

The Power of Education and The Private Sector’s Role


Christine Wallace_2067Oct. 12, 2015

Chris Wallace is Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) Programme Lead. She has been working in international development for the last 30 years for INGOs, UN agencies, DFID and the European Union. She joined the GEC in 2012.