The 7th Annual Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Awards
We are creating a global community of girl leaders!
Thank you to Bank of Arizona for the $10,000 winning grant. We are grateful.
We help girls build leadership, strong self-confidence and bright futures.
Why does the Girls Rule Foundation focus on developing, mentoring and educating teen girls? We find that disempowered girls often become disempowered women, and our commitment is that empowered girls become empowered women who contribute economically, intellectually, academically, and emotionally to our communities, country, and the world. On average females are learning empowerment (SEL) and leadership skills in our career years, versus our teen years. Girls Rule Foundation feels that it is important that we educate and equip girls with these crucial skillsets starting at age 12, not 32 if we truly want more girls to become empowered, healthy, successful women and leaders. Because girls often do not get these skills until later in life it makes it harder for girls to navigate through the pressures, distractions, addictions, temptations, and media that pull on girls in their teen years.
Let’s talk about the statistics of girls today. Suicide rates for girls is at the highest in 40 years along with many other staggering statistics like sex trafficking, phone addiction, drugs, dropouts and teen pregnancy (7100 teen pregnancies in AZ in 2016 alone (1 million nationwide in 2016)). We want girls to become resilient, not a statistic. We want girls to lead and live from their greatest potential. Read more statistics here.
We all know that self-esteem cannot be medicated, and we also know that when girls are equipped with social, emotional, and leadership skill sets that they can build strong self-esteem and powerful skill sets to better navigate their teen years to become successful adults.
We believe in girls and believe they have fierce, unlimited potential and we want to help all girls to know their worth and valuable place in the world.
We are made up of men and women who stand for girls and women and want to see them thrive. We are made up of financial supporters, sponsors, and committee members who help our organization grow to impact more girls to reach their greatest potential.
It takes a village, so join us!
“Empowered girls become empowered women who change the world”.
Our #girlschangetheworld movement is raising awareness about the skills that will help girls thrive, and we share messages and stories that help girls know their valuable place in the world as leaders and world-changers.