Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What to Know About Supporting Pathways for Women in Male-Dominated Industries

As part of High Gear, a four-year project led by the International Youth Foundation focused on advancing South Africa’s public Technical, Vocational, Education & Training (TVET) college system, in-depth interviews were conducted with young women pursuing or employed in engineering careers,...

Alternative Schools: Equipping Young People to Unlock Their Potential in Puerto Rico

Rossana G. Emmanuelli, PTS facilitator at National Talent Academy in Bayamon, delivers a PTS lesson on preparing resumes and writing cover letters.

Puerto Rico, my place of birth, is known for its colorful streets, rich traditions, natural wonders, flavorful food, and rhythmic...

How Women Everywhere Are Saving the World and Shaping the Future

Of course, the history of women and our contributions to all aspects of society are worthy of year-round, everyday recognition. Still, Women’s History Month (WHM) is a time I look forward to every year. My favorite day of WHM is March 8—International Women’s Day (IWD)—which I came to appreciate...

Don't Just Tell Girls They Can Do Anything—Show Them How to Break Barriers

En Español

As a girl, I grew up in a home where I was told that I could be and do anything. Now, as a young professional in the...

No solo le digamos a las niñas que pueden hacer lo que quieran – Enseñémosles como pueden romper barreras

In English

Crecí en un hogar donde me decían que podía llegar a ser y hacer lo que quisiera. Ahora, como una joven profesionista en el sector del desarrollo...

Mentorship, Social Justice, and Paying It Forward: A Conversation With YO Ambassador Yessica

Youth Opportunity Ambassador Yessica Pineda values mentorship because of the positive impact it's had on her life.

“One of the biggest challenges for me initially going into college was being a first-generation student. As much as my parents wanted to help me, there were barriers. I was...

Black Futures Month

Youth Opportunity Ambassador Trint Patterson talks about why Black Futures Month resonates with him.

Susan Reichle on the CREED Pledge

IYF President & CEO Susan Reichle shares why she believes it was critical for IYF to sign on to the pledge developed by the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Diversity in Development.

Steps Taken, Steps to Come: #4toSoar Progress Report 2021

In 2018, IYF’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council formed to push the organization to take action for meaningful change at IYF. “Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is absolutely critical to...

Making Meaningful Progress in DEI Won't Happen Without Purposeful Investment

Recently, IYF's DEI Council released Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IYF: 2021 Progress Report. According to Patricia Davila, DEI Council Chair, "Establishing metrics against which to measure our...