By Jen Willey
Annie Wright Schools’ Girls’ Business and Entrepreneurship Program (GBEP), a signature program within the Upper School for girls in Grades 10-12, has been featured by The National Association of Independent Schools’ Inspiration Lab.
The National Association of Independent Schools is a membership organization of more than 1,500 non-profit independent schools across the country. It created Inspiration Lab to highlight stories about exceptional and innovative programs.
The article highlights sophomore Minyi Jiang, who dreams of working on Wall Street. Jiang is enrolled in Annie Wright’s GBEP, one of the school’s new signature programs, which engages students’ unique interests, while teaching the fundamentals of starting and building a business, International Baccalaureate business courses and business technology, while also providing work experience and travel opportunities.
Annie Wright’s signature programs were developed in response to girls’ desires to engage more deeply in certain subjects, specifically in areas where women are – and historically have been – underrepresented. Signature programs complement the Annie Wright Upper School curriculum, including IB classes and exams, college prep, and an all-girls environment.
“Through the Girls’ Business and Entrepreneurship Program, girls can take business courses – offered to all Upper School students – complemented by a concentrated three-year program that includes mentorship, goal setting, securing an externship and developing a personal portfolio,” said former Russell associate Sandra Forero Bush, Program Director at Annie Wright. “Students have the opportunity to interact with executives at the forefront of innovative thinking.”