10 Websites We Love That Are Helping Empower Girls

The internet is full of many things, and we are 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 you’re not missing some good stuff from some of the sites we love to visit ourselves.


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 barely 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

On Facebook

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!







61 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!

  9. This website was design for a series of children’s books called Dolly Adventures. These books were written and published to promote positive interaction and learning between a child and her doll. Through the use of empowerment these child-friendly experiences transcend into real-life situations that teach valuable lessons.

    These books can be purchased in either hard cover or ebook format. Dolly Goes to the Supermarket is available free to download in ebook format.

  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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  15. I’m the CEO/Founder of Spiritual Sweets, LLC we are a lifestyle brand for girls and women. Each year we travel the country with out Girl Conferences. We also have a very popular apparel line. Our new radio show Spiritually Sweet Talk with debut on June 6th, 2015. This is a radio show for girls and those who love them.
    Visit us online http://www.spiritualsweets.com

  16. I’m the Director of Le’Chic Academy©, a Christian-focused organization developed to inspire young ladies of all ages, faiths, nationalities and economic status. Our mission is to empower young ladies with the guidance, resources, and tools required to be confident, cultivated, and self-assured decision makers. Le’Chic’s goal is to raise young ladies’ consciousness and to aid them in making healthy, practical, and productive lifestyle choices.

    Our goal is to help young ladies feel good about themselves by building their character, calling, self-esteem, and intellect and leadership abilities. The program provides a broad range of individual and team building experiences, mentoring, instruction, presentation and exhibit in the disciplines of performing arts (including modeling, singing, music, dance, theater) and the visual and literary arts (including self-published poetry, short fiction and artwork).

    While we are in the initial phases of our program, our vision is to launch an international academy that offers empowerment workshops, seminars, scholarships, fashion/style maga zines, and a Le’Chic Academy Fashion Line.

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    Want to help us stay strong and do even more for our young ladies? Contact us today and discover how you can help us make a difference in the lives of our girls.

  17. I volunteer at a wonderful girl empowerment organization — The Evoluer House for more than a decade has been changing the trajectory of life for adolescent girls from under-resourced communities. The Evoluer House does this through its leadership training, community service opportunities, internships, career and educational support, and award-winning eight-week summer and after-school empowerment programs.

    The organization recently celebrated the graduation of the 900th girl from its program. One hundred percent of those graduates have gone on to attend college or some form of post-secondary education. Many have gone on to earn advanced degrees. ~ http://www.evoluerhouse.org

  18. Please check out our girl empowerment clothing company called Clever Belle! Clever Belles dream big, act with integrity, value themselves, and embrace their inner beauty. You can find us at http://www.cleverbelle.com. We are also on Facebook, and can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @CLVRBEL 🙂

  19. I’m so excited that I came across this site! I am very sad to say that my brilliant 12 yr old daughter, has poor body image n low self esteem, no matter how much I have taught her self love and acceptance since she could understand what I was saying. Our society can and does contribute to knocking our girls, and women!, down . It’s so hard to help them realize how amazing they are. I will be using these site, along with my daughter, to try the best I can to help her get through this. I’d like to start a movement in my area but have no idea where to start. Can anyone help me with how to start or point me in the direction of maybe websites that guide ppl who want to do the things that your site and the others do? Thank you!

  20. As a male, i didn’t realize the role of girl empowerment and the conditions adolescent girls go through in our communities within Kampala until i was tasked to work on an awareness campaign for Plan International Uganda aimed at adolescent girl safety, girl inclusion and girl active and meaningful participation in Kampala. This project has opened my eyes on issues faced by adolescent girls and i believe that you are all doing a great job. I also think Plan International should be included among the top 10 girl empowerment websites as they are doing an amazing job worldwide.
    To find out more about our activities in Uganda, visit: http://www.together4her.ug or follow us on facebook.com/together4her or twitter.com/together4herug to find out more about our activities in Kampala Uganda proudly sponsored by Pan International Uganda

  21. Thank you for this amazing list! We are reaching out to the empowered, smart and confident women of today via our Tomboy Tarts website: http://www.tomboy-tarts.com. We’re also home to Asia’s biggest & only all-female comedy chat podcast, Tomboy Tirade.

  22. This is a great list and a helpful resource! It really falls in line with another site, http://www.girlspring.com . Girlspring is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and inspiring young girls. It is a website by girls, for girls.

  23. Such webs are worthy of lime light, Hence the ratio of Gender discrimination is higher in Asian Region there are certain websites putting so much effort to bring bring. http://www.shepower.pk is an amazing example to highlight the regional issues of girls in Pakistan. It is to empower them and show the globe that how capable they are in every field life.

  24. Congratulations on writing such a nice piece of work. It has inspired me to try something new myself. I was always afraid that I might mess up things, but you have given me confidence. Thank you for sharing your life experiences. We also have some similar topics visit – http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org/

  25. Hi There!

    I believe that EmpowerOurSisters.com would be a fantastic contribution to this article. Empower Our Sisters designs t-shirts that share empowering messages for the one who wears the shirt as well as every person that sees it. EOS has a mission to share its proceeds with charity organizations that empower women and girls, and they hope to expand their reach and influence to help women and girls of the world.

  26. Amightylass.com would be a great addition to this list. This company puts on girl empowerment events as well as offering a healthy dose of girl empowerment every month through a subscription box.
    Even though I’m a dad, watching my daughter grow and become such a strong powerful person is such a joy.

  27. This list is great, having gone through, I will like to add this one called’ ladies agenda’. This is a non profit organization which empowers girls from age 10 up to marriageable age on every aspect of women’s life trough the word of God.
    It reaches various aspects ranges from health, marriage, skills acquisition self esteem and self worth.
    We can be reached via email, Facebook and WhatsApp

  28. I would like to share “You are a Masterpiece” curriculum adapted from my book Art Moves to empower girls. A blend of dance/mindfulness/advocacy =empowerment! To learn more about Art Moves please visit :

  29. Girls on the Run is an amazing organization focused on empowering young girls in grades 3-8 through lessons that build self-confidence, personal courage, competence in skills and connection with peers. http://www.girlsontherun.org.

  30. The Earthgardens Girl Leaders in Bolivia have shown to be superior to local politicians in saving the rainforest. They are now starting girl-led EcoTeams in Guatemala and other countries, and changing the culture. You can see all of them on their website http://riverprincess.tripod.com

  31. Scarf Monkey is an online store (based in Scotland) featuring all girls’ t-shirts with a wide range of inspiring designs including science, mathematics and space themes, creepy crawlies and all manner animals you wouldn’t usually see on girls clothing – there are no kitten or unicorns here! http://www.scarfmonkey.com

  32. I consider The Earthgardens girl leaders, as the most empowered girls in the world. I worked with them in Bolivia, where the government gave them free rein to organize a new green culture and eco-teams in the eastern jungles.

  33. Great recommendations! We are so passionate about empowering women to know their worth in the workplace; especially in Latin america where women are paid 25% less than men in the same job! Keep up the good work for future generations! http://www.salarycoaching.com

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