Minnesota Women’s Press: The Governor’s Office and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota join together on a program for young women — the first of its kind in the United States

EXCERPT: “Gather together 500 young women from around the state in listening sessions about their greatest challenges and hopes. Match them up with the resources of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the power of the Governor’s office. Create a paid Cabinet of 25 young women ages 16 to 24, representing eight diverse communities, and a Council of 70 private/public leaders from corporations, government, philanthropy, universities and nonprofits. The intent of this seven-year, $9-million initiative is to make deep structural changes in economics, cultural narratives, safety, inequity in gender norms and advance educational opportunities. That is the collective scale of the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, the first statewide program of its kind in the nation.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2PmfrAQ