Please Support SheHeroes as They Seek Funds to Launch a New Web Series for Girls!

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Given the recent debacle that we discussed at length on the Her Next Chapter Facebook page about the Barbie book (where she wants to be a computer engineer but needs boys to help her code and deal with viruses,) don’t we want better for our girls? I’m going to tell you about a way that you can help subvert these kinds of messages about girls.

Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride once said: “Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.” This is precisely the philosophy of SheHeroes, a non-profit organization focused on inspiring and empowering girls, ages 8-14, to pursue non-traditional careers. Originally founded by three women from MIT, SheHeroes has an all-female team that produces web videos profiling women who are powerful leaders in their respective fields. Read more…

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