The BOLD Women’s Leadership Network at Ithaca College has accepted 10 new scholars into its fourth cohort. Funded by The Pussycat Foundation, a private foundation established to honor the late Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, the BOLD program seeks to empower college women who align with BOLD’s values, have leadership potential, and are committed to social justice.
“Now, more than ever, it’s important to empower our young women to be leaders in this world,” said BOLD Program Director Samantha Elebiary. “As our nation experiences a health pandemic and widespread violence in many forms, marginalized communities are being impacted at disproportionate rates. The BOLD scholars are confronting these issues through their work on campus and post-graduation. The fourth cohort will experience a unique start to the 2020-21 academic year, but I am confident that, together, they will be able to build a community that stands unified to address issues of social injustice. I’m excited to welcome this new cohort, and I can’t wait to see the incredible work they will do together.”