Girl on a Mission

3 Steps to Help Young Women Get into Computer Programming Careers

3 Steps to Help Young Women Get into Computer Programming Careers

Computer programming can be a rewarding career, with workers in the field enjoying a median annual salary of $82,240 in 2017, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. But women are […]

September 8, 2018 ×
5 Ways To Practice The Art Of Supporting And Celebrating Other Women

5 Ways To Practice The Art Of Supporting And Celebrating Other Women

By Chelsy Ranard Being conscious of social issues and working to create change as a result of that knowledge isn’t something that people are born with. It takes work to […]

August 28, 2018 ×
Meet The Woman Just Elected President Of The Oldest & Largest Library Association In The World

Meet The Woman Just Elected President Of The Oldest & Largest Library Association In The World

By Valerie Brett Shaindlin Forbes magazine recently published an opinion piece by an economics professor who feels that public libraries across the country should be replaced by Amazon stores. The […]

August 14, 2018 ×
How An Immigrant With A Passion For Science Overcame A Sight Disorder To Win The LemelsonMIT Student Prize

How An Immigrant With A Passion For Science Overcame A Sight Disorder To Win The LemelsonMIT Student Prize

By Kayla X. Nguyen I believe in order for young girls and women to learn about the power of facing failure with resilience, people must use their success as a […]

August 1, 2018 ×
FEMINIST FRIDAY: 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Highlights Women Who Fight Back

FEMINIST FRIDAY: 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Highlights Women Who Fight Back

Welcome to another Feminist Friday! That part of our week we get to geek out and fangirl over our fave feminist videos of the moment. This week all our videos […]

June 22, 2018 ×
Michelle Obama Says She’s Tired Of Seeing Men “Fail Up” & Girls Not Have The Same Opportunity

Michelle Obama Says She’s Tired Of Seeing Men “Fail Up” & Girls Not Have The Same Opportunity

By Annamarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Michelle Obama was welcomed with applause when she walked onto the stage of Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Saturday evening to sit down with Black-ish […]

June 21, 2018 ×
How Learning Different Languages During Summer Camp Changed My Perspective On Life

How Learning Different Languages During Summer Camp Changed My Perspective On Life

By Emma Halpern Growing up, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t watching Spanish language movies, reading Spanish language books, or dancing to Spanish music. Spanish was always a […]

June 19, 2018 ×
10 Tweets That Perfectly Capture Why Women Deserve To Be Proud

10 Tweets That Perfectly Capture Why Women Deserve To Be Proud

By Annamarie Houlis for Fairygodboss Women have infinite reasons to be proud. For starters, around 57 percent of the U.S. workforce is female, and 70 percent of women in the workforce also […]

June 18, 2018 ×
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School Teachers By Day, Punk Rockers At Night, Encouraging Children To Raise Their Voices

Teachers have been in the news a lot lately, from marches in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Our nation’s educators are demanding better pay and increased funding for resources. They are the […]

May 22, 2018 ×
‘Resist’ Docuseries Follows Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Protesting New LA County Jail

‘Resist’ Docuseries Follows Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors Protesting New LA County Jail

You are already familiar with the social justice message of Black Lives Matter. The focus on social and racial justice makes BLM easily one of the most importance movements in […]

May 9, 2018 ×
Online Student Uses Community Activism & Education To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslims

Online Student Uses Community Activism & Education To Dispel Misconceptions About Muslims

If there is one particular demographic in America we are inspired by right now, it is students. It has been really exciting seeing the youth of today step into their […]

April 26, 2018 ×
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This Husband & Wife Team Go Into War Zones To Disrupt Cycles Of Conflict Using Education

We all love a good “how did you meet?” story to learn the interesting and romantic ways couples get together. For Cassandra and Edison Lee, theirs is a very unique […]

April 23, 2018 ×
Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

Colombian Org. Creates Bike-Riding Groups To Help Girls Escape Gender & Sexual Violence

For many of us growing up in the developed world, riding a bike as a youngster was an activity we did for fun with our friends and family, and it […]

February 20, 2018 ×
Australian Teen Girl Breaks Exploring Record & Hits Back At Sexist Critics In The Best Way

Australian Teen Girl Breaks Exploring Record & Hits Back At Sexist Critics In The Best Way

There’s a saying that goes “revenge is a dish best served cold”, and in the case of 16 year-old record-breaking explorer Jade Hameister, that dish is a ham and cheese […]

February 19, 2018 ×
Brazilian Teen Rapper MC Soffia Writes Lyrics That Empower Young Black Girls & Tackle Racism

Brazilian Teen Rapper MC Soffia Writes Lyrics That Empower Young Black Girls & Tackle Racism

Remember the name MC Soffia, because this teen girl is making a name for herself in Brazil. Since the age of 6, Soffia Rocha has aspired to be a rapper […]

February 12, 2018 ×