Girls are twice as likely as boys to worry that leadership roles will make them seem bossy? And that between elementary and high school, a girl’s self-esteem drops 3.5 times more than boys?
Women are more like than men to suffer from imposter syndrome (phenomenon where individuals are plagued with self doubt). Despite all external evidence that they are competent, women still feel like they are a fraud.
A study showed that replacing a woman’s name with a man’s on a resume can increase her ‘worthiness of hire’ by 60%.
Doing Something That Matters
I believe that when you see a problem you have two choices. You can be part of the solution or part of the problem. Nerdy Girl Success™ is about being part of the solution.
(Big Hairy Audacious Goal)
With Nerdy Girl Success™, we will be a part of reshaping how society defines what it means to be a woman and the role of women.
Shaping tomorrow’s leaders by providing women and teen girls with a safe place to explore their talents, flex their leadership muscles and learn from women leaders.
To achieve my BHAG and vision, the mission is to have a sort of two prong approach: Educate and Inspire. My areas of focus are business (specifically the executive suite level) and politics. These are two areas where women are currently under-represented and that have a lot of influence on how society views the world.
From a young age, I was taught that the greatest gift of empowerment is education. As a teacher, I learned that the best way to educate is to have fun, hands-on experiences. Nerdy Girl Success™ events are geared toward women and teen girls. They are designed to incorporate fun interaction and meeting fantastic women from all different walks of life. You can visit the calendar page to find our upcoming events.
Through the events and the Define HERstory projects and interviews, I will be bringing women from CEOs to political leaders to ‘every day’ women and girls to share their stories of inspiration.
For more information on issues concerning women and young girls:
- Heart of Leadership
- Teen Girls and the persistence of Gender Stereotypes
- Women Leadership Barriers
- Why Women Hold Themselves Back
- What Girls Say about Redefining Leadership
- The Women’s Leadership Gap
- Helping Girls Unlock Leadership Potential
- Gender Equality in the Workplace
- Women’s Leadership by the Numbers