Never Underestimate the Power of a Girl and Her Pen
WriteGirl is an L.A.-based creative writing and mentoring organization that pairs at-risk teen girls with professional women writers for one-on-one mentoring. HIVE Be Good is a local organization bringing awareness and inspiring action toward our city’s most pressing social issues. On September 24, Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) partnered with both to orchestra the first in a series of think-tank events focused on social causes that need creative thought, attention, and cracking.
Harper McDonald (Co-Founder of HIVE Be Good), Keren Taylor (Founder and Executive Director of WriteGirl), and Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) joined together to launch the series, which took place at the C&W El Segundo office.
At the event, Keren spoke about WriteGirl, which has maintained a 100% success rate in helping its seniors not only graduate from high school, but also enroll in college, as well as its specific initiatives, successes and challenges. Afterwards, the two dozen attendees split up into groups to brainstorm innovative ways to further their mission and impact throughout Los Angeles and beyond. PCM sponsored the event which featured a DJ, fine wine, and gourmet eats.
“WriteGirl was a perfect organization to focus on for this event,” said Chelsea Gribble from Cushman & Wakefield. “Looking forward to continuously partnering with WriteGirl and doing another HIVE Be Good event next year!”
The event was organized by Chelsea, Amy Dittoe, and Jackie Klein, Cushman & Wakefield L.A. WIN Committee Chairs for Philanthropy.