Built by Girls

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Built by Girls (previously known as Cambio), is a New York-based organization that helps girls ages 15–22 get involved in technology by offering mentorship, and guidance.[1] The company is owned and operated by Yahoo, Inc..

Built by Girls
Builtbygirls.png
Type of site
Organization
Available in
  • English
Headquarters
United States
ParentYahoo, Inc.
URLwww.builtbygirls.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched2010

In 2016, BUILTBYGIRLS launched a campaign that encouraged girls to submit their ideas and solutions to solve some of the problems facing the 62 million girls in the world without access to traditional education. The campaign garnered recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama,[2] who joined forces with the organization to encourage the "Let Girls Build Challenge" project.

In May 2021, it was announced that Verizon had sold Verizon Media to Apollo Global Management for $5 billion. The transaction was close on September 2021.[3]

AboutEdit

 
Cambio.com logo

Cambio launched in 2010 as a partnership between AOL, the Jonas Group, and MGX lab as a next-generation MTV-like video network.[4]

In 2012, AOL acquired Cambio, and in 2014 relaunched it in tandem with a partnership with Girls Who Code when five teenage graduates of the program joined the site as paid interns and helped shape Cambio's editorial mission and site design.[5] During the six-week assignment, the girls focused on two projects: developing a "Celebspiration" meme generator and creating a platform called "Col[lab]" that encourages young women to write articles on any topic for the site.[6]

At its peak, Cambio saw approximately 7.5 million unique views a month from a predominately 13 to 34-year-old audience.[7]

BBG VenturesEdit

BBG Ventures is an early-stage fund which grew out of the #BUILTBYGIRLS initiative.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In A World #BUILTBYGIRLS Female Mentorship Thrives".
  2. ^ "How #BuiltByGirls Plans To Build A Network of 20,000 Women In Tech".
  3. ^ Denham, Hannah (May 3, 2021). "Verizon to sell off media brands Yahoo, AOL for $5 billion". The Washington Post.
  4. ^ Stelter, Brian (13 June 2010). "MTV Serves as Model for AOL Site". New York Times.
  5. ^ Heyman, Marshall (29 October 2014). "Talking Taylor Swift With Three Girls Who Code". The Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ Rosenbaum, Sophia (27 October 2014). "Girls Who Code helps five young women excel as interns". The Wall Street Journal.
  7. ^ Strugatz, Rachel (19 August 2014). "AOL Partners With Girls Who Code". Women's Wear Daily.
  8. ^ "BBG Ventures".

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