Some college students spend their summers doing internships. Rising University of Pennsylvania senior Katyln Grasso spent hers running her own business to support and mentor young female leaders.
“I think I really realized the need to help girls when I went to college,” said Grasso. “I go to a business school, and I realized that there are so few women in the highest positions of power, particularly in the business world.”
GenHERation launched last year -- targeting adolescent and young adult females -- with over 250 girls.
“Sociologists found that the most critical age in a girl’s life is between the ages of 11-17, and that’s when they perceive themselves as a leader,” explained Grasso. “If they don’t believe they can be a leader between the ages of 11-17, once they get older and they’re in college they’ll fall victim to their own self-doubt and be less likely to pursue those positions.”
With an exclusively online platform, Grasso is able to “help girls utilize technology" and "go out there and make a positive change in their community.”
To hear more of the conversation, watch the full HuffPost Live segment here.