"So grateful for Girl Talk! It has made such a positive impact on me and many other girls!"
"For my niece and my daughter. 💞"
"For a great cause."
2020 brought new challenges for Girl Talk and our community, with a global pandemic that devastated girls' confidence across the globe. 79% of middle and high school girls report that they feel more lonely or isolated than before the COVID-19 pandemic while 1 in 4 girls report that they are sad or depressed 4 or more days per week**. These numbers are startling and Girl Talk strives to improve these statistics every day through our various resources and programs. Our team found new and innovative ways to ensure the next generation of female leaders is equipped and ready to tackle any barriers to their leadership potential.
During the past year, we welcomed the largest and most diverse class of Girl Talk Ambassadors. We listened to various voices that shed light on overlooked topics in leadership through the Girl Talk Podcast and LeadHERship Defined Virtual Summits. We encouraged over 200 people with a texting program designed to lift our Leaders every day of the week. We constructed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee that has fundraised, advocated and implemented real change towards a brighter future for young female leaders, with a focus on the importance of representation. And Chapters expanded their reach through virtual meetings, widening the scope of our impact and ensuring there isn't a barrier to leadership for any girl.
Through your LeadHERBeyond gift, you are investing in the next generation of leaders who are bold, confident, resourceful, kind, and service-oriented. Please do not doubt that your commitment will change the lives of girls. Thank you for believing in the Girl Talk mission.
Starting a fundraiser is easy to do and we'll give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. You can personalize and launch your individual fundraiser in less than 5 minutes. With your help, we can continue providing these resources in the upcoming school year and reach our goal of $15,000 by September 15th.
** Source: Research Brief: Findings from 1,273 U.S. Girls on School, Technology, Relationships & Stress Since COVID-19, ROX Institute, 2020