Maria Eitel

CEO and President, Nike Foundation

PHOTO: MIKE MCGREGOR

EMPHASIS: Youth, Education, Media
FOCUS AREAS: Rwanda, Nigeria, Ethiopia
FACEBOOK: Girl Effect
TWITTER: @girleffect
WEBSITE: girleffect.org

The number one cause of death for 15- to 19-year-old girls is poverty. The Nike Foundation's Girl Effect project strives to bring 50 million adolescent girls out of poverty by 2030. In the attempt to do that, Eitel is using all resources possible to keep girls healthy and educated.

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