10 Websites We Love That Are Helping Empower Girls

The internet of full of many things, and we are so pleased to have a platform such as the world wide web to reach out to young girls across the globe and help inspire and empower them. And even better than that, is that we are not the only ones.

There are hundreds of websites out there with the same goal and mission as us here at SheHeroes. And while we want you to hang out here all you want, we also want to make sure your not missing some good stuff from some of the sites we love to visit.

We are working on building a blogroll for our blog that will keep some of these sites handy for you to visit. Here is a list of some my (Meghan) personal favorites, but it barley scratches the surface of all the amazing organizations out there today. We’d love to hear from you. What are some of YOUR favorite sites out there working to empower and inspire girls today?

Check out theses sites, subscribe to their blogs, like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter to fully enjoy all the inspiring goodness they have to offer!

1. 7Wondelicious

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On Twitter

Always full of great articles and an adorable line of clothes. From their website,

We focus on overturning the gender stereotypes that make girls obsess with body image, keep girls from taking leadership roles, that limit girls’ interests in sciences and math and cause them to feel self-aware when playing sports.

Our Mission is to empower little Girls all over the world to grow up healthy, happy, self-assured and educated allowing them to achieve ALL THEIR DREAMS!

2. Girls Can’t WHAT?

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On Twitter

Well of course we love Girls Can’t WHAT? We just completed our first contest sponsored by them! From their website,

We’ve started a revolution that challenges women to break through gender stereotypes and achieve their dreams. Ideas, motivation, encouragement and interviews can be found on the Girls Can’t WHAT? blog, where we often spark very lively discussions on current issues and challenges facing women.

3. Pigtails Pals – Redefining Girly

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One of the original girl empowerment websites, and the first to offer a full line of great clothing that redefines what it means to be a girl! From their website,

Pigtail Pals was created by Melissa Wardy, a stay-at-home mom who wants better options for her pre-school daughter when it comes to clothes. Melissa wants role models for her daughter that exemplified courage, intelligence, and independence.

She doesn’t want to confine her little girl to the pink and purple world being marketed to her. When Melissa couldn’t find what she wanted, Pigtail Pals was born. Pigtail Pals tries to get away from the ubiquitous pink and purple princess-diva-drama queen trend. It is our intention to show girls that they may be bold, adventurous and heroic just like the boys! 
A Pigtail Pal doesn’t wish upon a star and wait for her prince to show up. A Pigtail Pal gets into her rocket ship and finds that star all on her own!

4. Girl Talk

On Facebook

On Twitter

The fact that this org is girls empowering girls makes it unique and inspiring all in itself. From their website,

Founded in 2002, Girl Talk is a student-to-student mentoring program that pairs middle school girls with high school girls who serve as mentors. Weekly meetings are held before or after school, during which the high school leader conducts valuable lessons that address issues middle school girls face every day. Some examples of weekly lessons are Being Nice, Underage Drinking and How to Talk to Your Parents.

Our mission is simple: We exist to help young girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service.

5. Targeting Teens

Though this is just a movement on Facebook, it’s powerful nonetheless. From their page,

Don’t like the way teens and teens are represented and targeted in marketing and media? Learn how to recognize offensive, harmful, and manipulative messages, how to keep your self-esteem intact, and become empowered to speak up and demand changes!

Our mission is to provide observations, insight, and activities that help teens see through teen-targeted marketing, while helping them maintain healthy attitudes, values, and self-esteem.

6. Educating Girls Matters

On Facebook

The folks at Education Girls Matter have a more global reach than some of the other sites, and are one of the leaders in raising awareness about the importance of education for girls. From their website,

Educating Girls Matters is an online resource designed to provide news about educating girls and links to websites of organizations that help educate girls/women around the world. We dare to imagine a world in which all girls have access to education.

7. L’Oréal USA For Women in Science

On Facebook

On Twitter

The familiar brand of L’Oréal has taken their huge reach and is using it to help support girls and women in the area of science.  From their website,

L’Oréal recognizes the importance of advancing women in the sciences. Of the 3,000 research scientists L’Oréal employs around the world in 18 R&D centers, half of them are women. In the United States, L’Oréal USA has been recognizing and rewarding career contributions of young women researchers in the life and physical/materials sciences for the past six years through its For Women in Science program. L’Oréal USA awards five women postdoctoral researchers every year with fellowship grants.

8. Hardy Girls Healthy Women

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Great webinars, great message, and a whole lot of tools to help empower the girls in your life. Need we say more? From their website,

Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women. Our vision is that all girls and women experience equality, independence, and safety in their everyday lives. To that end, our mission is to create opportunities, develop programs, and provide services that empower them. Since day one, Hardy Girls programming, resources and services have been powered by the latest research in girls’ development.

9. New Moon Girls

On Facebook

On Twitter

The leading magazine for empowering girls and their home online, is a must have in his day and age. Ad free and a favorite amongst tween and teen girls everywhere! From their website,

New Moon Girls is the creative safe social network and magazine for girls ages 8 and up – worldwide!

10. Girls Inc.

On Facebook

On Twitter

One of the original girl empowerment organizations, Girls. Inc has played a huge part in the movement that all of are supporting today. From their website,

Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. In 2007, Girls Inc. reached over 900,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates, our website, and educational publications.

Remember, if you have a website you want to add tell us about it in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “10 Websites We Love That Are Helping Empower Girls

  1. Thank you so much for including Pigtail Pals on your list, and highlighting the incredible work that all of us do for girls and women.

    Sisterhood, and inside of that – girl empowerment, is the final untapped natural resource of the world. Time for all of us to shine!

  2. Thanks for the great list! I plan to share it with the readers of my blog, http://www.dontconformtransform.wordpress.com. This blog is dedicated to helping parents, children, and caring adults become aware of negative media messages and learn how to be world changers. It’s dedicated to boys and girls, but the focus is on responding to sexualized media in a productive way, and there’s heavy discussion of gender stereotyping. I hope you’ll check it out!

  3. We love SheHeroes and love this list! Would you consider adding iTwixie.com? iTwixie is all about authentic girls with as many interests as the imagination will allow… we’d love it if you’d join our iTwixie revolution!

    Here’s to our girls… cheers to everyone on this fabulous list!

  4. Make no mistake… there are dads out here too, championing our daughters and working to ensure they grow up to be strong women! I’ve written articles telling dads how they can connect with, protect and raise strong daughters on my site and will definitely add this list there as well.

    I thank you all for what you’re doing… it takes a village.

  5. I have just written a book to help empower women and young girls and I would love to share it with anyone who feels they need to be uplifted and inspired. It also talks about the different situations that women find themselves in and helps present logical questions to help her get to the light at the end of the tunnel

  6. Great list! I wonder if you would like to add Women’s Worldwide Web (W4).

    W4 is an online collaborative platform dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world, through education, microfinance, access to ICTs and networking. http://www.w4.org

    Thank you very much!

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  8. Mission: Teenshop empowers girls with goals to become caring, courageous leaders and change agents in their communities and beyond.

    Teenshop, founded in June, 1985, is a weekend nonprofit volunteer-based program. There are three Philadelphia chapters and one in Los Angeles, California, and more than five thousand girls have been enrolled. All graduates go to college, and no girl drops out of school or becomes a teen parent while participating in the program.

    Our curriculum is an innovative series of life skills workshops; college preparation including campus visits; workforce development including visits to business sites; community service including signature project Shoes for Life; residential summer leadership conference for rising seniors at Bryn Mawr College; Women’s History Month Leadership Luncheon; After School Program; Peaches, the Teenshop blog for girls and grown-ups.

    Teenshop rocks!

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  10. I am a teacher and a mom and I started a small online girls boutique that is called Mi-hija.com
    The goal of the store is to show girls that they can be unique and be themselves and not always be concerned with the image of how others want them to look. I love making statements and being true to myself and I love that clothes allow you to imagine and be creative, mi-hija.com has something for every girl! You can find us on google!

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  12. thanks for this list.
    i think all should be fully supportable for women empowerment.we all
    should encourage and women,girls,students to come in front as leaders in each field from education to sports

  13. This is a great list! I wonder if you’re interested in social justice initiatives geared toward girls’ education. We are a non-profit based in India and we have a simple project that has been proven effective. India is a power deficient country, so many underprivileged girls living in semi-rural and rural areas do not have reliable electricity to study by at night after. We provision young girl students with battery operated LED lamps so that they don’t have to use the dim illumination of kerosene lamps. Our website is http://www.enlightagirlchild.com/
    We also feature case studies and inspirational stories on our blog http://empowerthegirlchild.wordpress.com/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enlightgirlchild

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