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.
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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 11,000 video clips featuring more than 600 women role models who work in hundreds of wide-ranging careers from the United States and around the world. 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.
Watch the video below for a quick step by step guide to using the Career Girls website.
“I really believe that people are all planted with the seed of I am here to do something great.” – Claudia Rinaldi, Career Girls Role Model
Three things I have learned from Career Girls: “One, that women can do anything, two, never give up and three, we are strong, intelligent and we have the power to change the world by working in the fields that we are passionate about.” – Isobel, Student