Kansas state Rep. Barbara Ballard, Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez and Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis are among the leaders who have been asked to judge the Equal Future App Challenge to develop an application that promotes civic education and/or encourages girls to aspire to leadership roles. The contest is being run by the U.S. as part of its commitment to the Equal Futures Partnership, a United Nations-backed effort to promote political and economic empowerment for women around the world.

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