Inspiration for your daughter. #girlpower



Lately, my 11-year old daughter has been really into exploring what she might want to be when she grows up. She was inspired by a dad who came into her class last year and talked about his career as a software engineer.  So, she went out to Code Academy and taught herself JavaScript.  Rock on sister- you are about 70 light years ahead of me! This year, in school, she and some other girls were talking and one of them said she wants to be an architect when she grows up.  So, Kennedy came home, googled ‘architect’, and then asked me about it.  Another career I have no knowledge about!  So, Sunday evening, she called me from her dad’s house and said, “Mom! You have to check out this YouTube channel I found!!  It’s awesome, and I want you to look at it with me!”  I was exhausted and fell asleep as soon as we got off the phone.  Monday night’s phone call came and she asked, “Well? Have you looked at it yet?” I was thinking, ‘Oh crap- totally forgot to do that’.  Feeling bad about it, I promised her I would look at it as soon as we got off the phone.  Guess what I found?  Some old movie on YouTube called Career Girl. Thinking that couldn’t possibly be what she wanted me to see, I texted her.  She texted me back the link on YouTube to this video and CareerGirls channel:

All I can say is this- for every mom out there who has a daughter beginning to explore what she might want to do or be when she grows up, you HAVE to check out this site with her (as well as the video channel above):  I would have been mesmerized by some of these women when I was a young girl if I would have had a resource like this.  The site does a magnificent job exploring a huge variety of careers and experiences that will motivate and inspire girls of all ages.  Do not miss this!!!