About Career Girls
Closing the Imagination Gap™
Career Girls is founded on the dream that every girl around the world has access to diverse and accomplished women role models — to learn from their experiences and to discover their own path to empowerment.
Closing the Imagination Gap: By the Numbers
CareerGirls.org is a comprehensive video-based career exploration tool for girls. It’s free to use, and, as important, it's free of ads. We have the largest online collection of career guidance videos focusing exclusively on diverse and accomplished women — over 130 of whom are in STEM fields — and we add to it weekly.
The Career Girls collection includes over 10,000 video clips featuring more than 500 women role models who work in hundreds of wide-ranging careers all over the United States. Career Girls places an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. However, our role models work in careers that represent all of the major Career Clusters.
Career Girls is unique. We provide inspirational and educational videos of real women from diverse backgrounds who have made it in their chosen fields — and pair those videos with other useful tools for girls, as well as for the educators, parents, school counselors, mentors, and other adults who are guiding them.
What’s it like to operate the Mars Rover? How can girls prepare for a career like this? Career Girls role model Mallory Lefland, a Mars Rover Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), shares her story with girls, telling what her career is like and how she got there. Like Mallory, all of the Career Girls role models describe their individual careers, explain their educational paths, share personal stories, and offer advice to help girls succeed.
Our role models believe in the nonprofit Career Girls cause and participate without pay, volunteering their time to share inspirational — and practical — stories about their careers to improve outcomes for girls worldwide. By bringing these role models together in our free, easy-to-use online platform, Career Girls is creating a powerful opportunity for girls to explore a vast range of career options, expand their view of what is possible, and learn to dream big about their futures.
Keeping Career Girls a fresh and vital resource for girls and educators costs money, and that’s where our financial supporters come in.
When you make your secure, tax-deductible donation to Career Girls, you are becoming a partner in our cause and making a difference. You are the person who is helping a girl on the path to realizing her career dreams and goals—and making an investment in our society’s future.
If you are interested in making a larger donation, please get in touch so we can talk about how to put your gift to the best use.