Social Action Projects, 2017-2018

Aku Acquaye and Aditi Somani
Supporting Autonomous & Equitable Futures (SAEF)

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women experience partner violence at some point in their lives. Of those who try to leave their abusive relationships, 85% return because of financial stability. We at Supporting Autonomous & Equitable Futures (SAEF) aim to liberate women, particularly mothers and immigrants, to become economically self-sufficient before they're faced with these statistics. We want to empower women who could become the 1 in 4 by giving them the resources to stop relying on their partners for their livelihoods. By providing women with tailored financial literacy and workplace-readiness resources, SAEF aims to give every woman the choice to live life on her own terms.

Sara Ajodan

My mission is to emphasize the power of female networks in helping women move forward in the workplace without feeling marginalized. HerNetwork is an online network for young women in New York City to share interests, opportunities, and run the world together. It is a digital sisterhood for transformational growth, powerful connections, and inspirational relationships. By creating an Instagram account tailored to millennials, these women are able to engage with one another in a fun forum and build a network that will carry them through their lifelong career paths.

Leila Ardehali

MeetHer is an online networking platform designed specifically to help young, driven business-women get their foot in the door.

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Kamya Arora and Olivia Mehm

Decades of historical gender stereotyping in the workplace, cause women to err on the side of caution when it comes to stepping up to the negotiating table. Women either do not know if they can or should negotiate, and often doubt their self worth and confidence. Yet, even when women do take action, studies show employers can often be biased against them.

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Catherine Atherton

Due to the proliferation of news outlets, and increasing news consumption on social media, the news that we consume has become more polarized, personalized, and biased, resulting in an American public that is less informed and less tolerant of different people and ideas. PurePolitics aims to overcome this by providing readers with holistic information from all sides of the political spectrum and a safe space to discuss controversial political and social topics with people of all political backgrounds and preferences. By forcing readers to learn about, understand, and engage with opposing viewpoints, we hope to make a more informed and tolerant American public.