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Check Out the Aspen Institute’s “2019 State of Play” Report

The Aspen Institute recently published the ?2019 State of Play? report discussing the challenges and trends in children?s sports participation in the U.S. Some of the main highlights from this report include: 1. Family income plays a part in a child?s ability to participate in sports. - In 2018, only...

10 Ways to Support Girl Empowerment

We learn. We act. We share.  As an international network of girls and women?s empowerment organizations, we want to promote collaboration amongst organizations and individuals for a greater impact towards gender equality. We want to see girls and women in leading positions across the globe, especially in the sector of...

Why We Need Gender Statistics

Did you know that, according to UN Women, only 13% of countries dedicate budget funds to study gender statistics? Data analysis is a key component to understand the numbers behind your programming. To continue building effective and well-rounded activities for the communities you serve, it is important to research and...

Stay Connected with Girls in the Lead

Hello and welcome to all the new members of the network! It's great to see more and more people interested in empowering girls and women around the world. To stay connected and updated with Girls in the Lead, including how you can get involved, be sure to check this "BLOG"...

Empowering Girls and Women Everywhere: Welcome to Girls in the Lead

?Girls can?t do sports.? ?Girls aren?t strong enough.? ?Why do we need girl-led organizations anyway? ? The quotes above represent the narrative of what?s been fed to girls and women around the world. We are treated as inferior and deemed incapable. We are left out of conversations about girls and...