Educating young women, in particular, confers diverse benefits to society, so much so that female education has been called a “silver bullet” for social progress. Benefits of female education include cultural and climate resilience, health improvement, and poverty reduction. Yet, persistent inequalities still limit opportunities for young women around the world. Completion rates are lower for girls than boys because participation of girls in school tends to decrease as they progress through the education system. In addition, certain areas of higher education (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – for example) are heavily skewed towards male students, a trend that is pronounced in Latin America.