Things We Love

Our favorite stories and resources to encourage girls to flex their leadership muscles.

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Kids and Teens
Meet The Cancer Survivor Who Won The ‘Kindest Kid’ Contest

Sierra, a 7-year-old cancer survivor who now makes care packages for other patients, became this year’s “Chief Kindness Officer.”

Girls and Sports
Mo’ne Davis Named Sports Kid of the Year

A 70mph fast ball? Now that’s throwing like a girl. It’s another W for Mo’ne Davis as she is named ESPN’s Sports Kid of the Year.

Activity For Girls
Announcing an Hour of Code with Anna and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen”

In’s one-hour activity, you will learn to write code to help Anna and Elsa create snowflakes and magical “ice craft,” while also learning logic, math and cultivating creative confidence.

Around the Globe
NatGeo Adventurer Hula Hoops To Empower Girls

Wasfia Nazreen, a Bangladeshi aid worker and NatGeo explorer, hula-hoops on the Seven Summits to send a message: the sky is the limit for girls.

Good for Girls
A Mighty Girl Holiday Gift Guide

A Mighty Girl’s Holiday Gift Guide showcases the best in girl-empowering toys for kids, and teens. From Amelia Earhart paper dolls to starter science kits, they’ve got you covered.

Great Imagery
Heartwarming Photos of Father-Daughter Duos

Dads play an instrumental role in helping their daughters develop as leaders. Here are some dads who are setting a high bar.

Activity For Girls
G.I.R.L. Activity (PDF)

The G.I.R.L. tool can help girls cultivate the problem-solving skills they need to organize their thoughts, weigh their options, and choose a path. Recommended for girls 7 and up. Download this activity

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Girls In Action
14-Year-Old Scientist Makes a Groundbreaking Discovery

Maria Elena Grimmett is working to ensure that people around the world have safe drinking water.




Family Activity
Movie Night Activity (PDF)

Inspired by the popular TED Talk by Colin Stokes, “How Movies Teach Manhood,” this activity helps turn any family movie night into an open discussion on gender in media and beyond. Recommended for kids 6 and up. Download this activity

Around the Globe
Celebrate The UN’s #DayOfTheGirl

A day dedicated to helping girls achieve their full potential—and to highlighting what we can all do to empower girls from Denmark to Detroit.

Teacher Activity
Goal Setting Activity (PDF)

This activity helps both girls and boys break their dreams down into achievable steps—so students can see a clear path from where they are to where they want to go. Designed for teachers for grades 5 and up. Download this activity

Cool Stories
Emma Watson Gives Powerful UN Speech on Gender

“When I was 8, I was called bossy.” Emma Watson was named a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this summer, and now she is speaking out about gender equality.

Girls In Action
Malala Day Video Tells the #StrongerThan Story Through Children’s Voices

“Let us not forget that one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai

Cool Stories
Letters From Dad

Read empowering Father’s Day letters from Matt Lauer, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Shaquille O’Neal, and more.

Ban Bossy In Action
Jewish Youth Leaning In To Ban Bossy

More than 190 Jewish teens participated in BBYO Lonestar Region’s Kallah convention, where they chose Ban Bossy as their theme.

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Ban Bossy In Action
Girl Scouts of Kentucky #BanBossy

Watch this troop share why they’re not bossy—they’re leaders.

Girls In Action
13-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Girl to Scale Mount Everest

Malavath Purna climbs 29,029 feet to reach the summit of the highest mountain in the world.

Great Imagery
Toy Stories

Gabriele Galimberti’s photo series celebrates how girls play around the world. From Texas to Zambia, Galimberti recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds.

Cool Stories
Proud Dad of Two Geek Girls

“My girl is no princess. She doesn’t need to be rescued. She is the hero of her story. And no one better forget it.” John Marcotte on teaching his daughters to become their own superheroes.

Speaking Up
7-Year-Old Girl Takes LEGO to Task for Gender Stereotypes

Her request is simple: “I want you to make more LEGO girl people and let them go on adventures.”

Good for Girls
GoldieBlox: Toys for Future Innovators

GoldieBlox is a toy company on a mission to disrupt the pink aisle and to inspire the next generation of female engineers.


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