ToGetHerThere.org is an organization that works to encourage girls to take leadership roles and gives them a clear vision for future success. According to their site, “Research shows that 61% of girls are either ambivalent about leadership or say it’s not important to them at all.” Statistics like this emphasize the overwhelming importance of young girls feeling like they can accomplish anything they desire.
Through this site you can learn more about the issues, volunteer in your area or get your company involved in helping them change the lives of the future women of America.
Some facts I learned:
• Only 1 in 5 girls believes she has the key qualities required to be a good leader.
• Programs for girls receive only 6% of philanthropic dollars.
• 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and women make up only 15% of corporate boards.
Go see more facts for yourself, and join their fight to create more female leaders.