Gender equality – Women make up half the world’s population. Although the world has made great strides towards gender equality, we still have a long way to go. “None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children” – that’s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, which reveals that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years. If half the world are women, why is there such a gender imbalance in leadership and on boards, and underrepresentation within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields?
Diversity doesn’t just happen – It takes organizations and individuals, from parents and guardians to teachers and community leaders, to ensure that underserved and underrepresented groups are given fair and equal access. Beyond that, we have to inspire, empower, and ignite the spark to dream.
At GLAM, we know - We have a role to play in changing the look of leadership in our world. To do that, we need to enable girls to become strong, self-confident, and successful women – our trailblazers of tomorrow who believe in themselves. And that intervention starts early; it’s why we target girls between the ages of 8-12, so they can have a leadership-oriented mindset when choosing their subjects in middle school and high school.
We believe all girls can embrace who they are, have confidence in their future, and can change the world.
GLAM Founder Renée La Londe