program impact

Supporting Girls as Leaders

Posted by Maggie in on Mon 06/27/2016 10:25

Written by Renee Parks, Program Director

Several weeks ago, I viewed this video from MullenLowe London. In it, children were asked to draw a firefighter, a surgeon and a fighter pilot – and 61 pictures were drawn of men and only 5 of women. Whoa! The film shares how gender stereotypes are shaped between ages 5-7 – and shows how young school children have already defined career opportunities by gender (man or woman).