Jacquelline Fuller, President of Google.org (the philanthropic arm of Google), discussed the importance of their Impact Challenge for Women and Girls program — which is awarding $25 million to nonprofits and social enterprises working to help women and girls reach their full economic potential and strengthen the well-being of communities recovering from COVID-19.

She said, “Globally, women have been nearly twice as likely to lose their jobs during COVID-19 as men. It’s vital that we elevate and support work that empowers women and girls to reach their full economic potential, especially in marginalized communities. The pandemic recovery must be an inclusive one, and we know that when we invest in women and girls, we all benefit.”