Why We Exist

Why We Exist

Girls and the Confidence Gap

Stark gender differences are evident when students express how they perceive their abilities; and data shows that a lack of confidence is negatively affecting girls in the classroom. Research suggests that low confidence among teenage girls will result in failing to achieve their professional potential as women. In fact, only one in three girls with low self-esteem is confident in having a successful career; and this low self-esteem drastically reduces the likelihood of girls to follow ambitious career paths.

Educating girls and exposing them to career possibilities, especially in STEM and cybersecurity, at an early age is critical because young students start to form lasting opinions about potential future careers. In fact, 69 percent of women who have not pursued careers in information technology attribute their choice to not knowing what opportunities are available to them, as shared by the Computing Technology Industry Association. Investing in girls is key to narrowing the gender gap in STEM and cybersecurity.

eGirl Power empowers girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential.

Did You Know?
Girls who have participated in the eGirl Power program showed average gains of 20% improvement in self-esteem, as measured in self-esteem surveys provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services