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Trailblazing women (get inspired)

Our mission is to tell the untold stories of relatable, everyday women across the country and globe who are making things happen in their world; women who have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared.

Our goal with Firsts is for every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to her that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular.

Launched in 2012, MAKERS is a storytelling platform for the trailblazing women of today and tomorrow.


Ideas for making changes (take action)

Our goal is to: Promote and support youth-led campaigns in America and around the world that seek impactful solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Ideas for becoming a teen activist or entrepreneur

We are an international effort involving multiple stakeholders working to transform book development, procurement and distribution to ensure that no child is without books.

You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s your world.

Every person has the potential to make a difference in the life of a girl.

A Global Movement for Good. 5.5 million young people making positive change, both online and off.

Youth Powerhouse strives to harness the energy and creative potential of young people to catalyze positive change.


Powerful girls (support each other)

The world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.

Heroic Girls is an organization dedicated to empowering girls by advocating for strong role models in alternative media — particularly comics.

Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology

Recognizing that adolescent girls face multiple challenges in pursuing an education, Let Girls Learn is employing a holistic approach to change the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community and institutional levels; foster an enabling environment for adolescent girls’ education; and engage and equip girls to make life decisions and important contributions to society.

Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves.

Helping Girls Find Their Individual Leadership Potential

Making Caring Common (MCC), a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice.


Great articles about powerful girls

Building Confidence in Girls

Your body language shapes who you are

From fearful to fearless…