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  • Join Glamour in honoring Malala Yousafzai—this year’s Women of the ...
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    $48,356 of 50,000 needed 138 supporters
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  • Maasai girls face many challenges because of cultural traditions such as female ...
    Sub-saharan Africa
     
     
     
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    $5,142 of 6,912 needed 87 supporters
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About ⁄ Who we are ⁄ Our story

How Catapult started

Catapult was developed by the non-profit organization Women Deliver in 2011.

Maz Kessler and Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver, had looked for the opportunity for a new innovative fund for girls and women. In early 2011, they decided the time was right to explore the development of a new fund. With Women Deliver as the institutional base, they started designing and building Catapult.

The goal was to create a place where anyone can invest in girls and women and help move the world towards gender equality.

Catapult was initially supported
by Jenny Sorenson at the Gates Foundation. Jen Hauseman, Head of Social Media, has continued to provide support and leadership at the Foundation, taking Catapult through product development in 2012.

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