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March 2, 2015 | Kit Ballum Cohen

Bold in Action: Stepping up to the Challenge

“We trek to heal our bodies, to inspire our girls in our communities, and to reclaim the streets of our neighborhood.”

This month, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating amazing female social entrepreneurs who are solving some of the world’s biggest problems.  From local leaders to global champions, these Echoing Green Fellows are cracking glass ceilings and changing society for the better by putting their big, bold ideas into action. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Conference on Women, where global leaders envisioned a world where gender equality is a reality for every woman and girl, and it’s a moment to stop and honor the women who came before, the women who are paving the way now, and to reach out to and inspire tomorrow’s generation of female entrepreneurs. 

Meet 2013 Echoing Green Global Fellow Morgan Dixon, co-founder of GirlTrek. GirlTrek is a national health movement geared towards encouraging women – starting quite literally with their sisters and mothers – to walk for better health, inspire their daughters, and reclaim the streets of their neighborhoods. Learn more about Morgan and Echoing Green’s Global Fellowship.