Girls of Promise
WFA's Girls of Promise program is a one-day conference designed to introduce eighth-grade girls to careers in ESTEM (economics, science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and amazing women role models at a critical time in their development.
There are no conferences scheduled for Spring 2014. WFA's Board of Directors is currently assessing the program in an effort to strengthen it. Announcement of plans for 2014 will occur in mid-January.
WFA's Girls of Promise conferences are only successful because of the amazing women and men who choose to share their time and talent with the next generation of women leaders. Learn about Local Committee and conference volunteer roles.
Girls of Promise is a proven, 14-year-old initiative with over 5,000 alumnae. Learn more about the program's purpose, impact, and future.
Girls of Promise participants (girls and their chaperones) are placed on teams built around women in history who have achieved greatness in ESTEM fields. We use this method to foster team building and leadership skills as well as expose girls to even more career possibilities.
At the end of each Girls of Promise Conference, participants are asked to reflect on their experiences of the day, a new mentor, something that challenged them. During this reflection, each girl makes an anonymous promise to herself. The Women's Foundation is proud of our Girls of Promise and the dreams they have for themselves.
The Women's Foundation of Arkansas is greatly appreciative of the corporations and individuals whose support allows the reach of Girls of Promise continue to expand.
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