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Stephanie Kaplan

Stephanie Kaplan

Posted: November 24, 2010 11:00 AM

Earlier this month, Glamour Magazine held its 20th annual Women of the Year Awards to celebrate some of this year's most amazing and inspiring women. In addition to Women of the Year awardees Fergie, Julia Roberts, Queen Rania, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters, our world's female heads of state, Cher, Katie Spotz, Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, Lindsey Vonn, Donatella Versace and Constance McMillen, Glamour also honored 20 Amazing Young Women Who Are Already Changing the World. Below are exclusive interviews with these 20 trailblazing women (including myself and my co-founders at Her Campus). Let us know what you think of their incredible work in the comments section.

Maritza R. Alarcón
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Your "claim to fame" - aka why you were part of Glamour's 20 Amazing Young Women!:
Maritza was honored by Glamour because she co-created the MOVE program.

According to, the MOVE Program’s mission is:

Motivation Opportunity Viability Enterprise, Inc. (MOVE) is a leading youth organization aimed at increasing college matriculation rates at NYC public high schools. In 2007, we founded MOVE in our final year of college and chose to finance this start-up initiative out-of-pocket. Today, MOVE is a fully funded organization run by many of these same individuals and engages hundreds of young altruistic professionals. We share many of the same attributes and backgrounds as our students, which has helped us develop a holistic college preparatory program tailored for low-income students. With your partnership, we have the opportunity to bring about systemic change that will have an enduring effect on the lives of New York’s City's underprivileged youth.

Explained on the front page of the site are ways to donate to the program. A sample of how your donation to the program will help students: $25 will purchase an SAT prep text book, $50, a scholar’s first college visit and $100 will fund a monthly development workshop session.
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