Girls With Ideas is a social good company that empowers girls to share their world-changing ideas.
We know that middle school is a difficult time for everyone, particularly for girls. In fact, a girl’s confidence peaks at age nine and from there it plummets. She would rather not try than fail, and she struggles to find the balance between being kind and standing up for herself. It becomes difficult for her to find her voice and share her ideas.
Fast forward to later in life and women share the same struggles in their careers. In a women's leadership study conducted by KPMG, 6 in 10 women reported that they aspire to senior leadership roles in their companies or organizations; 6 in 10 women also reported that it was hard to see themselves as leaders. The study found that confidence, again, was a key factor in taking that next step to leadership.
This impact is huge. Research has consistently shown that businesses are more profitable and communities physically, mentally and economically healthier when women are in senior leadership positions. Yet, when it comes to setting agendas, influencing public discourse and making decisions, women are underrepresented in leadership roles across industries, from business and politics to directing academic research and serving on editorial boards in news publications.
So how does this connect back to the 9 year-old girl? Women who were encouraged to be leaders growing up are more likely to aspire to senior leadership roles in their careers.
What happens to girls during this critical stage of development, shapes their future abilities as leaders.
Girls With Ideas gives girls ages 9-13 the tools to leverage their innate creativity, kindness and confidence to solve problems for life and share their world-changing ideas.
We sell curriculum to established individuals and organizations that work with girls ages 9-13.
We are piloting research to establish ourselves as the gold standard for resources and solutions on girls' confidence and leadership.
- We are piloting corporate partnerships to work with companies who want to be part of the solution of closing the gender leadership gap.