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The internet is full of many things, and we are pleased to have a platform such as the world wide web to reach out to young girls across the globe and help inspire and empower them. And even better than that, is that we are not the only ones!
There are hundreds of websites out there with the same goal and mission as us here at SheHeroes. And while we want you to hang out here all you want, we also want to make sure you’re not missing some good stuff from some of the sites we love to visit ourselves.
We are working on building a blogroll for our blog that will keep some of these sites handy for you to visit. Here is a list of some my (Meghan) personal favorites, but it barely scratches the surface of all the amazing organizations out there today. We’d love to hear from you. What are some of YOUR favorite sites out there working to empower and inspire girls today?
Check out theses sites, subscribe to their blogs, like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter to fully enjoy all the inspiring goodness they have to offer!
Always full of great articles and an adorable line of clothes. From their website,
We focus on overturning the gender stereotypes that make girls obsess with body image, keep girls from taking leadership roles, that limit girls’ interests in sciences and math and cause them to feel self-aware when playing sports.
Our Mission is to empower little Girls all over the world to grow up healthy, happy, self-assured and educated allowing them to achieve ALL THEIR DREAMS!
2. Girls Can’t WHAT?
Well of course we love Girls Can’t WHAT? We just completed our first contest sponsored by them! From their website,
We’ve started a revolution that challenges women to break through gender stereotypes and achieve their dreams. Ideas, motivation, encouragement and interviews can be found on the Girls Can’t WHAT? blog, where we often spark very lively discussions on current issues and challenges facing women.
3. Pigtails Pals – Redefining Girly
One of the original girl empowerment websites, and the first to offer a full line of great clothing that redefines what it means to be a girl! From their website,
Pigtail Pals was created by Melissa Wardy, a stay-at-home mom who wants better options for her pre-school daughter when it comes to clothes. Melissa wants role models for her daughter that exemplified courage, intelligence, and independence.
She doesn’t want to confine her little girl to the pink and purple world being marketed to her. When Melissa couldn’t find what she wanted, Pigtail Pals was born. Pigtail Pals tries to get away from the ubiquitous pink and purple princess-diva-drama queen trend. It is our intention to show girls that they may be bold, adventurous and heroic just like the boys! A Pigtail Pal doesn’t wish upon a star and wait for her prince to show up. A Pigtail Pal gets into her rocket ship and finds that star all on her own!
4. Girl Talk
The fact that this org is girls empowering girls makes it unique and inspiring all in itself. From their website,
Founded in 2002, Girl Talk is a student-to-student mentoring program that pairs middle school girls with high school girls who serve as mentors. Weekly meetings are held before or after school, during which the high school leader conducts valuable lessons that address issues middle school girls face every day. Some examples of weekly lessons are Being Nice, Underage Drinking and How to Talk to Your Parents.
Our mission is simple: We exist to help young girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service.
5. Targeting Teens
Though this is just a movement on Facebook, it’s powerful nonetheless. From their page,
Don’t like the way teens and teens are represented and targeted in marketing and media? Learn how to recognize offensive, harmful, and manipulative messages, how to keep your self-esteem intact, and become empowered to speak up and demand changes!
Our mission is to provide observations, insight, and activities that help teens see through teen-targeted marketing, while helping them maintain healthy attitudes, values, and self-esteem.
6. Educating Girls Matters
The folks at Education Girls Matter have a more global reach than some of the other sites, and are one of the leaders in raising awareness about the importance of education for girls. From their website,
Educating Girls Matters is an online resource designed to provide news about educating girls and links to websites of organizations that help educate girls/women around the world. We dare to imagine a world in which all girls have access to education.
7. L’Oréal USA For Women in Science
The familiar brand of L’Oréal has taken their huge reach and is using it to help support girls and women in the area of science. From their website,
L’Oréal recognizes the importance of advancing women in the sciences. Of the 3,000 research scientists L’Oréal employs around the world in 18 R&D centers, half of them are women. In the United States, L’Oréal USA has been recognizing and rewarding career contributions of young women researchers in the life and physical/materials sciences for the past six years through its For Women in Science program. L’Oréal USA awards five women postdoctoral researchers every year with fellowship grants.
8. Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Great webinars, great message, and a whole lot of tools to help empower the girls in your life. Need we say more? From their website,
Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women. Our vision is that all girls and women experience equality, independence, and safety in their everyday lives. To that end, our mission is to create opportunities, develop programs, and provide services that empower them. Since day one, Hardy Girls programming, resources and services have been powered by the latest research in girls’ development.
9. New Moon Girls
The leading magazine for empowering girls and their home online, is a must have in his day and age. Ad free and a favorite amongst tween and teen girls everywhere! From their website,
New Moon Girls is the creative safe social network and magazine for girls ages 8 and up – worldwide!
10. Girls Inc.
One of the original girl empowerment organizations, Girls. Inc has played a huge part in the movement that all of are supporting today. From their website,
Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. In 2007, Girls Inc. reached over 900,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates, our website, and educational publications.
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