This past Friday we had the opportunity to be a part of the Unite for Girls Tour in Chicago, IL. The event was in celebration of International Day of the Girl hosted by Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation whose mission is to empower girls throughout the world. More specifically, Girl Up provides American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
During the event itself there was discussion of global connection with experiential activities, a film screening of Girl Rising with guest speakers, mini-spa services (where AmazingCosmetics came in handy!), dinner with mentors and a performance by Megan and Liz. We applied blush and lipgloss to a large number of high school girls (some a little younger, some a little older). It never ceases to amaze us how a little bit of makeup can result in such sheer pleasure from the recipient! We also met Lisa Parker from NBC who had been invited to be the guest host. She came right up to the booth and literally high fived us and said, “I’ve got AmazingCosmetics in my purse right now!”.
We had so much fun at the event and loved being able to take part of this amazing opportunity for girls. Girl power!
Check out more about Girl Up and International Day of the Girl here: http://dayofthegirl.org/Tweet