Allergan Aesthetics announced its fifth year of partnership with Girls Inc., this year supporting Project Accelerate, a program addressing inequality in the workplace that aims to accelerate young women's trajectories through college and career entry. The Allergan Aesthetics effort will focus specifically on leadership paths in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). "Allergan Aesthetics is first and foremost a company backed by science and fueling the STEM field with bright young minds is critical to our industry's growth," says Carrie Strom, global president of Allergan Aesthetics and senior vice president of AbbVie. "We are inspired by the work we are able to do with Girls Inc., ensuring college-aged girls of underrepresented populations have the education, skills, and access to excel into positions of leadership as they navigate their professional lives."
Project Accelerate is an extension of the Girls Inc. experience, designed to support young women through their next critical transitions—from high school through college and career. Girls Inc. has historically served elementary, middle and high-school aged girls and this evolution of the Girls Inc. offering was designed as a direct response to girls asking for support from a trusted source as they navigate the next stage of their life.
Project Accelerate girls will be offered the opportunity to learn more about the Student Internship and Early-Career Opportunities with AbbVie and Allergan Aesthetics. AbbVie has opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience, build business acumen and enter the talent pipeline into our development program and direct hire roles. Development programs include early career programs that develop leaders of tomorrow through differentiated rotational assignments, leadership development and learning experiences.