We are always telling little girls they can be anything they want to be when they grow up; but then we show them actresses, pop stars, and princesses in much of the media surrounding that statement. I’ve done some searching and have yet to find a good resource that presents real women in a variety of careers in a manner consumable by our young ladies.
This is not to say there’s a dearth of female-focused girl-power spaces online right now! There are some amazing websites and organizations showcasing notable women who’ve done some incredible things. I jumped at the chance to purchase the book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
and read a biography to my 3.5 year-old daughter each night. The book is full of women who have grabbed hold of their talents, positively reacted to their individual circumstances and done some extraordinary things with their lives!
A Mighty Girl is a website that houses a wonderful pile of curated toys, books, and movies for girls. Love this resource for all things mighty!!
But it’s hard to picture yourself in their high heels.
Career Talk with Working Women fills the gap
I want to share the stories of the women in my community who are approachable, are tangible, are not in the news or on the global stage. Rather, they are simply living out their lives, being members of their tribe and community, working a job they may or may not love to provide for themselves and their families. Women who are interested in and willing to share the good, the challenging, and the raw reality of their careers and lives in order to better prepare our young girls with factual information as they embark on finding fulfilling careers for themselves.
That’s what Career Talk with Working Women is all about. Regular women who are quietly living out their lives in careers they enjoy and find fulfilling. Women who care about the next generation and see the dire need to educate our children on all the possibilities available to them. To provide the down and dirty reality of the amount of education, the expected hours of work, the potential for a work-life harmony for each career and the financial compensation that comes with them.
Join me on the trek!
I’m on a mission to interview as many women as I can and then compile and share their stories with you, your teenagers and your young girls who are just beginning to be asked – what do you want to be when you grow up?
If you are interested in participating, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I need women to interview as well as sponsors to fund this ongoing project, any amount helps.
No more fairy tale fluff!™