Girls With Ideas had an awesome Week 5 in the Iowa Startup Accelerator. We have been working hard, working non-stop, and working on things that we truly are passionate about. Work is so much fun when you feel like you are building something that add values to this world. That doesn't mean that this week was easy, in fact it was hard. But's it's important to us to recognize and communicate to other girls that just because something is hard doesn't mean it is negative experience — actually the opposite is often true. We find that when you are able to do something that is difficult you feel ah-maz-ing about yourself and afterwards, you become more confident!
Week two of the Iowa Start-up Accelerator was spent talking with moms and asking them about their biggest challenge raising a daughter. Hands down, the most common was response was fear of failure. So many of their daughters were afraid to do things they didn’t think they were good at, or that they didn’t feel they could do perfectly. And that has moms worried.
In our vision for Girls With Ideas, we ask “what is the problem you are in love with solving?” For us, that answer is simple: close the gender leadership gap by teaching girls at a young age how to be creative, confident leaders.