MI9 Team: Superheroes Fighting for Gender Equality

eGirl Power Youth Leadership Summit
eGirl Power Founder and MI9 Team Author Amy Mintz, Keynote Speaker Loreen Arbus, and eGirl Power members do the Rosie the Riveter pose at the eGirl Power Youth Leadership Summit on Make a Difference Day. Learn more how MI9 Team and eGirl Power members work together to support gender equality social causes.

All proceeds of MI9 Team go to support eGirl Power, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to bring awareness to Gender Equality and support Girls' Education.

eGirl Power goals are to empower girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential.

The key objective is to empower teenage girls to identify and build upon their personal skills and talents, and prepare for college and career readiness through educational workshops, field trips, mentorship and more.

Educator ApprovedeGirl Power is created and led by a team of educators with collectively over 100 years of classroom experience.

Overcoming the Confidence Gap

Girls and the Confidence GapStark gender differences are evident when students express how they perceive their abilities; and data shows that a lack of confidence is negatively affecting girls in the classroom. Research suggests that low confidence among teenage girls will result in failing to achieve their professional potential as women. In fact, only one in three girls with low self-esteem are confident in having a successful career; and this low self-esteem drastically reduces the likelihood of girls to follow ambitious career paths.

This lack of confidence is found to detrimentally affect females not just in the classroom, but in the workforce as well. In the year 2016, women have never been more powerful than they are currently. They are making strides in every industry in the country. They are fighting for equality and opportunities that weren’t offered before, and they are winning. More than half of the workforce is comprised of women and they are receiving more college degrees than men. Yet, they represent only five percent of the Chief Executives of the largest companies in the United States. The reason being a “lack of confidence”. While women have the competence to compete for top-level jobs, often their confidence is the factor holding them back.

The great news is that this is a trait that can be reversed with action.

eGirl Power empowers girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential.

How eGirl Power Empowers Girls

College and Career Readiness for Girls eGirl Power is designed to provide opportunities for participants to identify and build upon their personal skills and talents to strengthen their self-confidence. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization does so through educational workshops, youth summits, mentorship and more, as well as “Career Day” field trips for the eGirl Power Club and leadership skill-building activities for the eGirl Power Junior Council.

INSPIRE

eGirl Power inspires girls with role models from a wide range of industries, sharing with girls the many possibilities for future career fields and success.

EXPLORE

Guest speakers, mentors and educators guide girls to explore a variety of potential college majors and career paths so they can make informed educational and career choices.

EDUCATE

As each and every individual is skilled and talented in different areas, eGirl Power's approach to building self-confidence among girls is to help them learn about and identify their unique strengths.

EMPOWER

eGirl Power equips girls with the tools for success as they prepare for college and career readiness.

How Girls Benefit

Instead of what we have to say, we’ll let eGirl Power high school student members share with you how eGirl Power has helped them:

Female Superheroes Fighting for Gender Equality