How To Get Her There, Together
Get Your Company Involved
Follow these simple steps to channel the enthusiasm and expertise of your colleagues into leadership opportunities for girls in your community. You don’t have to be an executive or work in human resources to encourage your organization to move girls forward.
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1. Tell your colleagues about
ToGetHerThere.org. Mention the statistics shown on
2. Brainstorm with your colleagues how your company may be uniquely positioned to help. For example:
- If you work in an academic field or high-tech industry in which women are underrepresented, your organization is uniquely positioned to mentor girls and show them how they can take their place in the jobs of the future.
- If you work in retail, in the fashion industry, or in media, your organization is uniquely positioned to take a stand for healthy body images of girls and women in media.
- If you're an educator, you're uniquely positioned to partner with other educators in your community to change the way girls are mentored and how women are represented in reading materials, on career days, and in school assemblies. Girls can't be what they can't see, and they need to see female mathematicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, superintendents, mayors, and CEOs before they'll know that they can be there, too.
3. Consider whether your organization can match contributions to the campaign for girls. Your human resources department can offer advice on whether your organization can-or already does-match contributions to nonprofits.
4. Consider the positive exposure your organization will get from partnering with ToGetHerThere. In addition, employees say they would rather work for an organization that's giving back to its community, so your corporate culture will benefit.
5. Write an email to your direct supervisor and include your human resources department, citing the number of colleagues who have indicated their desire to help, and describing how your organization or industry is uniquely positioned to help support girls.
6. Don't give up! It may take a few tries before your organization recognizes both the seriousness of the state of girls today and the seriousness of your resolve. Keep going. Girls are counting on you.