Things We Love

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

Cool Stories
Emma Watson Gives Powerful UN Speech on Gender

“When I was 8, I was called bossy.”

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

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

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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.




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.”

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

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.

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

Good for Girls
Black Girls Code: Breaking Color Barriers in STEM

Setting out to show the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow.

Troop Activity
I-Statements Activity (PDF)

This activity shows girls how to use I-Statements to resolve conflicts and speak directly with others about their feelings—important leadership skills they can use throughout their lives. Recommended for girls 8 and up.  Download this activity

Good for Girls
Common Sense Media’s Top Picks for Girls

For your next family movie night, explore these lists of books and films featuring strong female heroes.

Women In Imagery
LeanIn.Org and Getty Images Present: The Lean In Collection

We joined forces with Getty Images to create a library of images devoted to the powerful depiction of women, girls, and the people who support them. Because you can’t be what you can’t see.

Good for Girls
Geena Davis on Learning Media Literacy at Home

In this video, Geena Davis explains what you should be saying while your kids watch TV.

Girls In Action
Meet the Skater Girls of Afghanistan

Forget sk8er boiz. These are the skater girls of Afghanistan.

Girls In Action
How Teenage Girls Are Transforming the South Side of Chicago

Young girls design, drill, and build playgrounds in Chicago.


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