A girl's self-esteem peaks at age 9. (5)

Confidence peaks at age 9 (2)

Only 21% of all girls believe they have the qualities to be a good leader. (2)

girl (3)

Only 5% of Fortune 500 companies are led by women. (3, 4)


Average estimate of how many Fortune 500 companies around the world have female CEOs.


Actual percentage of Fortune 500 companies that are led by women.

19% gender wage gap: women earn an average of $0.81 for every dollar earned by men. (5)

wage gap (1)

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agree it helps with increasing self-esteem


  1. McGraw, Carol, “Media, hormones, peer pressure do a number on girls’ confidence”, The News-Sentinel, 2006
  2. Girl Scouts Research Institute, “What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership”, Executive Summary of Research Findings, 2008
  3. Harvard Business Review, "Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles If They've Been Rejected Before," 2017.
  4. Weber Shandwick, "The Female CEO Reputation Premium? Differences and Similarities," 2015
  5. Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “Pay and Equity Discrimination”, 2015
  6. TRU, Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, Girl Talk Comprehensive Program Evaluation, 2013