What if Mark Zuckerberg Were Born A Girl in Rwanda?


On Thursday, March 8, Facebook users around the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day and its 2012 theme, “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.”

It’s a fitting outlet in which to celebrate, because the story of Facebook exemplifies precisely why the global community needs to invest in young minds and young leaders — especially girls.

Imagine if Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, had been born one of the 600 million girls who live in the developing world. Imagine if his inventive mind — rather than being given the opportunity to create, flourish, and ultimately change the world — had been squandered by poor health and inadequate education.

It’s not a far-fetched scenario.



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