She Became, founded in 2016, is an after school program for third through fifth grade girls that is run entirely by high school and college students. We educate these students on the many possible careers that they can grow up to pursue. Instilling confidence in young girls that live in a world where men still hold the majority of leadership roles is incredibly important. Too often these girls that have strong voices and opinions are labeled as “bossy” and have been taught to remain quiet. We encourage them to instead utilize their skills to become the strong leaders we aim to show them they can be.
Over 50% of teenage girls are unhappy with themselves, whether that be in regards to their appearance, intelligence, or social life. With the intention to combat this international issue, She Became was born. Studies show that girls who develop confidence and leadership skills early on are more likely to succeed later in life.
Let's be clear - gender inequality in the US is real.
In the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report the United States ranked 51st out of all of the countries they analyzed on the following categories: Economic Participation and Opportunity (we ranked 19th) Educational Attainment (we ranked 46th) Health and Survival (we ranked 71st), and Political Empowerment (we ranked 98th) .
WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE
- 34 women have ever served as governors compared to 2319 men
- 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women (CNN Money)
- 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media – telecommunications, entertainment, publishing, and advertising- are held by women
- 3% of creative directors within ad agencies are women (
- 89 countries have more women in national legislatures than the United States
2- 9% of American firms are owned by women, yet employ only 6% of the country’s workforce and account for barely 4% of business revenues. This is roughly the same share they contributed in 1997.