Has your small business considered sponsoring a girls empowerment organization with your time, talent or capital? Women could increase their income globally by up to 76 per cent if the employment participation gap and the wage gap between women and men was closed. This is calculated to have a global value of USD 17 trillion. Food for thought! I recently met up with a new Seattle girls empowerment organization trying to do just that, it's called Grrrls Run This. They are taking lessons in media making and entrepreneurship global. http://www.grrrlsrunthis.org/about/ - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures#sthash.pPIzL7ca.dpuf