The WEP Story: Girls in India Succeeding in College, Career and Life

Presented by: Zoë Timms, Founding Executive Director, Women’s Education Project
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In this webinar, Zoë Timms presented the story of Women’s Education Project (WEP), an organization she founded in 2002 to help young women from poor families in India succeed in college and careers. Zoe shared the growth of a grassroots organization, within an international structure, and the formation of a holistic model created by and for the girls themselves to address their needs. Learn about the lives of the students – young women living on less than $1.50 a day – and learn of their inspiring aspirations. Stories included the challenges of WEP students as they face the many problems of the poor in a rapidly changing country.

The webinar focused on key decisions the organization has made over its fourteen-year history, which have formed its values and a program much needed and loved by its students. Zoe concluded with an overview of the organization’s model and five-year plan.