WHO WE ARE


MISSION

We empower girls to know who they are, what they believe, and how to advocate for themselves so they have the confidence and clarity to realize their dreams.


VISION

We envision a future where girls fulfill leadership positions in equal proportion to boys, living in accordance with their interests, skills, and passions rather than prescribed roles.

From a young age, girls receive the message that they take up less space than boys – or worse, that they don’t belong in positions of influence.

A report by Gender & Society shows that males are main characters in 57 percent of children’s books published annually, whereas only 31 percent have female main characters. Multiple studies show girls are discouraged from speaking in class and more likely to be interrupted. Since children are socialized to fulfill the roles they see represented in media and society, girls curtail their aspirations. This helps explain the gender gap in workplace leadership – women only make up 20% of leadership positions and will not catch up to men in leadership positions until 2085.

Mission Propelle is an answer to statistics that suggest girls lack the ability to lead.

FEMALE CEOS IN THE S&P 500 (Dow Jones)
4.2%
WOMEN WHO RATED THEMSELVES AS LEADERS AMONG THEIR ORGANIZATION (Forbes)
9%
PERCENTAGE OF GIRLS WHO WERE DISCOURAGED OR PUT DOWN WHEN TRYING TO LEAD (Girl Scouts)
39%