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The research, conducted by the Girl Scouts of the USA as part of its “JuntosPorElla” was based on a telephone survey of 1,000 girls between 8 and 17 years of age. It showed that about 3 of every 5 girls believe that a woman can rise within a company, but rarely get to direct it. Also, more than a third did not feel comfortable when they try to be leaders, while about 40% have not convinced you need to have a position of power.
“It is very clear that our girls have a vision of their potential as leaders that is inconsistent with what we know we can get to achieve,” said Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “The campaign” JuntosPorElla “is the beginning of a movement that impacts our children today to inspire them to leadership positions in all areas of our society.”
Barriers to leadership from the point of view of a girl
It is possible that one of the crucial reasons that girls have a distorted view of leadership is related to what they perceive as environments that do not support women leaders. Findings revealed that 81% of girls believe that the workplace can play a better role to meet the needs of workers, and most felt that family responsibilities fall more heavily on women than men, while the Women try to ascend in their careers.
“Our study” JuntosPorElla “found that while most girls are sure to want to be leaders, a shocking 59% of them indicated that it is easier to be a follower be a leader,” says Connie Lindsey, national president of Girl Scouts of the USA. “And, as shown by own investigations of Girl Scout Research Institute, the negative influences such as stress, fear of speaking before others, be perceived as ‘bossy’ and peer pressure (as) that girls can do just let go of assuming leadership roles. We must change this and “JuntosPorElla” is a step in the right direction. “
The philanthropic campaign billion dollars in favor of girls, look propel this effort and funding opportunities that encourage leadership from them. 90% of proceeds will go directly to services and programs for girls across the nation and 94 countries around the world to help solve the critical shortage of talent in the fields of finance, science, technology, environment and global leadership.
For more information or to support the initiative can visit the website of the organization.