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GLAM Virtual eBay: Budding entrepreneurs

GLAM Virtual eBay took place in June, with over 70 girls taking part in our immersive online enrichment program. Girls between the ages of 8 and 12 joined us over a four-week period, hearing from phenomenal women in tech at eBay, as well as incredible guest speakers Chelsey Baker and Apoorva Panidapu.

Together, we covered GLAM’s 8 Pillars: Leadership, Strategy, Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Computer Coding, Business Skills and Public Speaking. And for their final mission, the girls submitted their business ideas on camera in an engaging three-minute pitch.

Girls not only had to come up with an exciting business concept but also include in their pitch the financials, unique selling points, marketing plans and details of their dream team! Here are the pitches that received Highly Commended from eBay and GLAM Judges:

  • Aeva, aged 8 – watch it here

  • Sahana, aged 9 – watch it here

  • Kara, aged 11 – watch it here

  • Aprameya, aged 12 – watch it here

Congratulations to all girls that submitted a pitch and a special well-done to the girls who received Highly Commended awards from the judges. Check out our BLOG showcasing the GLAM Virtual eBay winners here.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn all about business! I enjoyed every part of it. I loved the vision boards, coding workshops, learning about pitches and so much more! I liked the exercises a lot. Whether we were doing voice exercises or learning how to calm down before a pitch, I always had fun. You made sure that we understood everything, from big vocabulary words to instructions for a project. Thank You GLAM!GLAM Virtual eBay – Participant feedback

GLAM Virtual August with Arm - Registrations now open

We have partnered with Arm to host our fourth online leadership development program for girls aged 8 to 12. The program, held over 4 x 90 minute sessions, will take place on weekdays, commencing Monday 9 August at 9:30 am British Summer Time (BST). To find out more and apply, click here.

Help us reach and empower more girls

“The world needs the Girls Leadership Academy Meetup (GLAM). GLAM makes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) accessible, enjoyable and attainable for young girls — they are unlocking possibilities for these girls; we are proud to partner with them.” Karishma Anand, Women@eBay President

As a nonprofit, GLAM relies on the generosity of individual supporters and corporate partners such as eBay to help us deliver our virtual events, inspiring speakers series, and superpower content for free. If you are interested in finding out more about partnership opportunities, reach out to us. As an individual, if you’re feeling inspired and want to help GLAM continue to empower girls around the world, donate here.

“Thank you so much for taking so much time by the team to educate, inspire and instill leadership at a young age. Appreciate all the specific feedback by the judges so Kara can continue to learn and grow from this positive experience.” GLAM Virtual eBay - Parent

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