GirlForce 100 is 100WF’s flagship mentoring program in the Cayman Islands that pairs 100WF members with female Caymanian public high school students, ages 13-18, who have demonstrated notable potential meriting their placement and indicated an interest in a finance career. The 59 mentees attend John Gray High School (JGHS) and Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS) and meet one-on-one with 100WF mentors bi-weekly and in groups at bi-monthly events. Mentoring sessions and group events focus on three main modules: healthy relationships, career planning and self-care to provide the mentees with stability, guidance, support and the tools to develop skills and emerge as future leaders.
GirlForce 100 partners with the Ministry of Education and in addition to 100WF volunteers, Jovanna Wright, Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, and Carolina Ferreira, Deputy Director of the Red Cross, also serve as committee members. The GirlForce 100 Impact Study yielded positive results for both mentees and mentors and can be viewed here.
GirlForce 100 is the 2019 philanthropic beneficiary in the Cayman Islands for 100WF’s global Investing in the Next Generation theme. Funds raised throughout the year will benefit GirlForce100’s goals to grow the number of teens in the program, train more mentors, and expand the curriculum and programming scope – all in pursuit of preparing the students for university, and ultimately, for careers in finance. Funds will also provide a need-based, local scholarship for one GirlForce 100 student per year to pursue a course of study in the area of finance. To Invest in this initiative, donate here and read more about the Sixth Annual Barefoot Beach Gala held on 23 March benefiting GirlForce 100 here.