Through our research, we found that although more competent at entrepreneurial endeavors, far fewer young women dive into the world of entrepreneurship. Our research pointed to confidence as the reason and we've found a way to change that. We believe that it starts with changing the conversation around career. The question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” needs to be put to rest. Rather, the questions we should be asking our youth are:
- Who do you want to be?
- What do you want to give?
- What do you want to leave behind?
Our goal is to infuse values and legacy into the conversation and inspire our youth to look at career through a different lens. We believe that through ascertaining one’s mission, nurturing a proper mindset and providing mentorship, we can change the way young people see the world and their role in it. Through our carefully designed program, we are able to introduce young women to their ideal selves and instill an unshakable confidence that transcends personal and professional endeavors to ultimately change their lives holistically.
We believe that the movement toward equality starts with inclusivity. We ALL need to be elevating our young women, by feeding them the support they need to take actions in line with their values.
Our female high school and college students are driven beyond measure and want shape their own future. We give them them the confidence to do just that.
Starting on partner campuses, in partner communities, in the work place, at creative events and spreading throughout the world, wherever they need to occur for greatest impact on the young women who will shape our tomorrow.
We give our girls a playbook and process to teaching them how to reverse engineer their life and career and grow into the leaders of their generation.
Our experiential curriculum - built around mission, mindset and mentorship - is focused on the specific skills and practices not generally taught in school that are imperative to build strong minds and the foundation for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking. These skills tap both left and right brain and are complimented by mentorship and experiences.
More than 600 (mostly) female entrepreneurs and innovators curate and guide our young women through experiences, networking and knowledge-gathering relevant to their self-identified legacy and career aspirations.
What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve
In 2015, we flew our girls from around the country to convene in New York City and attend the United Nation's Celebration of Women's Entrepreneurship Day. Our launch party was the official after party of the conference, and our young women had the opportunity to be the honored guests of the evening, getting to speak to Ambassadors of countries, the esteemed speakers at the day's conference, CEOs, advocates and all sorts of inspiring individuals. To say that the day changed them, is an understatement.