For decades, Granada Hills Charter (GHC) has prioritized student excellence through its courses that provide academic rigor to prepare students for a twenty-first-century workforce. Along with the variety of programs the School offers, there are also over 100 clubs led by students!
This month we want to highlight the Women In Business Club! The club was established by girls in DECA, which is a program that gives high school students hands-on experience in marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. One of the main principles of Women of Business is giving girls at GHC a comfortable space to explore their interests in a male-dominated industry.
The goal of Women In Business is to empower girls through teaching the foundations of financial literacy. Mikayla Cervantes, co-president of the club shares the importance of providing a club like Women in Business and how it can make an impact:
“We saw a need for two different areas. Starting off with the school, we realized that a lot of girls wanted to become more financially literate. Last Year they would ask us if there was a way to learn about budgeting or financial literacy and even investing. However, most of the business classes wouldn't fit into their schedule or just weren't as accessible to them. So we created this in hopes to find a way to learn about business and money in a more comfortable space and environment, – We also encourage girls to pursue different fields of business."
Women in Business's approach to making sure girls feel comfortable and confident with the skills they learn is what sets them apart. The business industry can be intimidating, but the club also provides mentorship from other women in business from Pepperdine University!
Enjoy the following photo essay of WIB and if you would like to learn more about this club and the work they do, please reach out to Ms. Beltrani via email.