Stats and Sources
39% of girls have been put down or discouraged when trying to lead. 1

21% of girls believe they currently have most of the key qualities required to be a good leader. 1

81%of girls are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but only 13% rank it as their first pick. 2

57%of girls say that if they went into a STEM career, they’d have to work harder than a man just to be taken seriously. 2

9years old, the age a girl’s self-esteem peaks, then takes a nose dive. 3

92%of teen girls would like to change something about the way they look, with their body weight ranking the highest. 4

67% of women rate mentorship as highly important in helping to advance and grow their careers, yet  63%of women never has had a formal mentor. 5

$.78The average woman makes $.78 for every dollar the average man grosses. 6

5%of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. 7

19%of congress is female, and only 20% of the senate is female. 8

2085, The year it is estimated that women will reach parity with men in leadership roles in our country. 9      

  1. Girl Scout Research Institute, “The State of Girls: Thriving or Surviving?” (2014), available at
  2. Girl Scout Research Institute, “Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” (2012), available at
  3. Anita Gurian, Ph.D., “Girls with Low Self-Esteem: How to Raise Girls with Healthy Self-Esteem”,, April 24, 2014, available at
  4. Dove Global Study, “Beyond stereotypes”(2005), Self Esteem Discussion Guide for Mothers of Girls Aged 11-16, available at
  5. Stephanie Neal, Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D. and Linda Miller, Trend Research “Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She? A Global Study of Businesswomen and Mentoring” available at
  6. American Associate of University Women, “The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2014)”,, available at,
  7. Caroline Fairchild, “Number of Fortune 500 women CEOs reaches historic high”,, June 3, 2014, available at
  8. Center for Women in Politics, “Facts on Women in Congress 2014”, available at 
  9. Diana Mitsu Klos, "The Women’s Media Center Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2013"  available at


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