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Girl Security Welcomes Fall 2021 Cohort of National Security Fellows
Girl Security, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization forging equity in national security by advancing girls, women, and gender minorities through supportive pathways, is thrilled to announce its fall 2021 Cohort of 26 fellows.
The organization offers a twice-annual, high school-to-college fellowship program, which equips participants with skill-building, professional advancement, and mentoring for pathways at the intersection of national security, technology, and society.
The program prepares fellows with cross-cutting learning and skill-building through biweekly workshops led by women in national security and matches them 1:1 with a mentor who will provide personalized support and engagement throughout the program. To complete the program, fellows will create a National Security Strategy (NSS) and have the opportunity to pursue an independent capstone project on a topic of their choice.
“We are privileged to be able to support these remarkable fellows as they advance into national security pathways. And because equity is about more than increasing representation, we are excited to bring their ideas to the foreground at a time when policy leaders are reflecting on what national security truly means for America, for democracy, and for the world.”
This fall’s cohort of fellows brings their crucial and diverse lived experiences, as well as their wide-ranging interests, to the program. Girl Security received over 150 applications from 35 states. For more information on Girl Security’s fellowship program and to see the full list of our Fall 2021 Cohort of fellows, click here.
Girl Security gratefully recognizes the financial support provided by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Gula Tech Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Novetta – a part of Accenture Federal Services, and other contributors that makes our National Security Fellows Program possible.
About Girl Security: Girl Security is a non-partisan, non-profit organization forging equity in national security by advancing girls, women, and gender minorities through supportive pathways. Incorporated in 2019, Girl Security’s work has impacted more than 10,000 participants through its programming and over 400 girls and women through its mentoring program. www.girlsecurity.org