Together for Girls rang the the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on Monday, September 16, to celebrate a decade of partnership. The moment came almost exactly 10 years after Together for Girls was founded in September 2009 by Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President of Global Health at BD and President of the BD Foundation. It was an important moment to recognize all that the partnership has achieved, but also to raise awareness about how much work is left to be done.
“Through our combined efforts the Together for Girls partners are able to make an impact that is far greater than the sum of its parts,” Cohen said. “We should feel a sense of satisfaction about what we have accomplished in the last decade, while remaining humbled by what we still need to do to address the problem and break the cycle of violence,” Cohen said.