Day of the girl event designed to empower local girls

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – This week, people around the world are celebrating International Day of the Girl.

It was created by the United Nations to empower girls and support their rights worldwide.

In Buffalo, a teen is marking the day by giving back.

Zandra Cunningham is hosting a free event this weekend to empower local girls. Her Day of the Girl event starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Buffalo Science Museum.

Girls will get to experience a number of things from STEM and business workshops to wellness and creative arts sessions.

“The goal is to open them up to a variety of opportunities, “ Cunningham said.

Opportunities that Zandra herself has taken advantage of. The 16-year-old from Buffalo is the CEO and founder of Zandra, an international skin care line.

She hopes Saturday’s event will be a welcoming space for girls to learn, grow, and succeed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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