Are leaders born or made?
Kids have many traits associated with being a good leader. Kids are perceptive, honest in what they observe, and endlessly curious. Research says kids’ brains haven’t been wired yet with the bias and assumptions that can cloud their vision of a leader. So what would your daughter draw when asked to “draw a leader”?
New York Times had a great 2018 article Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman? The article points to research concluding that regardless of gender most adults draw a man. What would you draw? What would your children draw?
Leadership can take many forms. You can lead people in the direction you’re going, point people in the right direction, spend most of your time leading, or be a leader in the moment. There’s no one way to lead.
Leadership skills allow kids to have control of their lives and the ability to make things happen. Leadership instills confidence, and helps children solve problems creatively, work in a team, and work collaboratively with others. All skills essential to success.
Developing leadership skills in girls is one of the most important ways to ensure that our kids are future ready.
Our goal at Girls Take the Lead is to provide girls the skills and community to Take the Lead and have the confidence to realize “I can be a leader”, “I have good ideas”, “I can do this!”.
Want to learn more? Hear more check out this playlist of TED Talks by Women Leaders.