SAN FRANCISCO (April 1, 2022) – The San Francisco-based nonprofit Career Girls welcomes Aisha Ali to join the leadership team as Executive Director.
“Career Girls is dedicated to helping every girl around the world reach her full potential and discover her own path to empowerment by providing access to real women role models and a supportive, girl-centric curriculum to learn from," said Linda Calhoun, Career Girls Founder and Board President. "Aisha brings just the type of talent and experience we need to help our organization grow and continue to thrive. We are thrilled to welcome a leader of her caliber who so perfectly aligns with our mission”.
Aisha studied business at New York University and is currently based in Washington, DC. Throughout her career she has created and implemented programs fostering equal access and empowerment of young people. As a professional equestrian, Aisha fostered collaboration among her students and developed inclusive opportunities to break long-standing boundaries and allow children from all backgrounds to participate and successfully compete. As a businesswoman Aisha created and implemented national and international events for industry leaders such as Vespa, Nike, Fox Entertainment and NASA. She demonstrated her leadership and commitment to social justice as a founding member of the NAACP in Central Oregon and a Board member of a local BIPOC organization. She continues to donate her time to help BIPOC organizations fund and produce successful events.
“I am passionate about helping girls make more informed decisions when it comes to their future. Having access to diverse female role models is critical in helping girls learn how they can take their interests and turn those interests into a career. The information we provide can help girls make decisions like where to go to college, what to major in and what kind of internships to pursue. College is one of the first times where girls are asked to make a major, life changing decision. I want to empower girls to make these decisions and support their teachers by giving them access to an informative and comprehensive database of information to help guide them during this pivotal time”.
ABOUT CAREER GIRLS
Career Girls® is a free, non-commercial, online platform that features more than 16,000 short video clips of 800 diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to expand their horizons, improve their academic performance and dream big about their futures. Launched in 1996, Career Girls is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.