We know that today’s girl is tomorrow’s leader.
However, only 18.5% of Congressional seats are held by women today and only 4.6% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs.
Together, Girl Scouts of the USA and Kappa Delta Sorority partner with a goal of raising those percentages tomorrow. One of the efforts by both organizations is the celebration of International Girls Day.
International Girls Day is a project of the Confidence Coalition created by Kappa Delta Sorority in 2009 as an international movement that encourages women and girls to stand up to peer pressure and media stereotypes, say no to risky behavior and abusive relationships and put an end to relational aggression such as bullying – on the playground and in the office.
As an official partner and national philanthropy of Kappa Delta Sorority, we join Kappa Delta in celebrating this exciting day. Through this partnership, Kappa Delta members are making great things happen in the lives of Girls Scouts across the country and we are lucky to partner with two Kappa Delta Chapters at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
While the two KD chapters are hosting events for Girl Scouts on November 15 (K-State) and November 18 (KU), we’ve come up with…
5 easy-peasy ways to celebrate International Girls Day right now:
- Write notes to your girlfriends describing the qualities you see in them.
Do they command the room? Are they empathetic? Who always puts a smile on your face?
- Try something new you’ve always wanted to do!
How about skateboarding? Make dinner for your family. Learn how mobile apps are created!
- Watch a girl empowering movie with your family!
- Research a woman who made a historical impact!
Who exactly was Jane Goodall? Who was the original face of the $1 coin, Susan B. Anthony? What did Zora Neale Hurston do?
- Commit to believing in yourself!
Sign the confidence pledge.
However you celebrate being a girl today, or any other day, let the world know by using #YouCAN!