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Introducing Girls to Code As the former VP at Hackbright Academy, (the leading coding school for women) people always ask, “What is the best age to introduce my daughter to code?” My answer.… “As soon as possible!” The same goes for all the STEM sciences (Science,...
Dear Girls! I am so excited to share with you! It is such an honor to be able to give you a brief view of my life’s journey. As a scientist, inventor, and author, I want you to know that you are smart, confident, and strong. There is absolutely nothing that you can't accomplish. In this...
Get ready for a rare and breathtaking event on August 21st, when the Moon will block at least part of the Sun’s light across the entire continental United States. Although an eclipse of the Sun occurs on average once every 18 months somewhere on Earth, you’ll be lucky to see a total...
Last week Career Girls had the pleasure of hosting a webinar for Share My Lesson , a great website which hosts our lesson plans along with thousands of other useful resources for teachers and students alike. This lesson centered around the importance of teaching soft skills. Technical skills are...
If you had asked me a year or two ago, before I had discovered Career Girls, what I wanted to do after secondary/high school, I would have lied and said that I didn't know. The truth is that at that time I did know, but I simply didn't have the courage to tell people because I, myself, had...
Everyone has a story, and stories drive our life choices. I grew up listening to my grandmother’s stories and then fact checking them with other family members to hear their version of the same event. Stories are how we communicate; we relate to one another based on our experiences. If we...
Summer is an exciting time! Two months of no schoolwork, with freedom, fun and sometimes, boredom. Some say boredom can lead to bad habits such as becoming lazy and losing interest in learning, but it doesn't have to. Boredom can lead to creativity and allows you to discover new hobbies and...
By Katie Del Vecchio Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place on April 27th all across the country. Kids will get to explore what their parents and mentors do for a living. It’s a chance for them to step into a career and see what it really takes to become a professional in...
By Ann Wong Being a high school student, I love to get involved in activities that extend beyond my daily classes. One of the programs that I have recently become highly involved in is my school's Career Development Center (CDC). The CDC hosts an annual Career Job EXPO where students serve as...
I’ve always loved music by the Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Major Lazor, and Martin Garrix. Girls rarely produce EDM, but I like the genre. Although I couldn’t see anyone like me in the job I want to have; I wrote, sang, and produced “Wherever You Go.” I am a 15-year old...
By Katie Del Vecchio Career Girls recently attended a career fair where we showcased our website and resources to young girls. Attending career fairs and events is part of our 24 month initiative to reach 100,000 girls in the Bay area. The 100,000 Girls project is a way to provide access to...
By Sareena Rama To be empowered is to be given the authority or power to do something. When it comes to our individual lives, we have complete power over what we want to achieve, this is the premise of “Self-Empowerment”. To be self-empowered is to be in charge of your life and do it...
By Katie Del Vecchio I am not a musician, however I am a music lover. Sound and music is known to motivate, reduce stress, and make you smarter and more productive in your life. If you are a musician then congrats, your brain is more symmetrical and physically larger than most! According to...
By Ana von Turkovich At barely 18 years old, we’re asked to make decisions that dictate the courses we take for the next four years, or even longer, depending on the discipline we choose. Often, our college major informs our professional life for many years after we leave university, and of...
Do you remember having teachers that looked like you? Did you have enough teachers that look like you? Research tells us that students who share language or culture with their teachers have better outcomes, closer relationships and choose to become teachers themselves at higher rates. Today most...
By Sareena Rama Here are some quotes that can help you through just about anything you could feel throughout the school year. School can be tough. If you need a bit of motivation, read on! 1. When you feel like nothing's going your way and you need a little positivity boost remember this,...
By Ann Wong Debate. Sounds pretty simple, right? You pick a side, do some research, and then talk about why you are right. Well, not exactly. That’s what I thought two years ago when I was introduced to the debate team at my high school, but I came to find that it was much different than...
By Sareena Rama The struggle of answering the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” hits you from a young age. Everyone makes us think that we must know exactly where we are going. But no one tells us that we should be exploring everything that is available to us. In my...
By Linda Calhoun Get ready! We are upping our game and sharpening our focus to inspire, educate and empower girls! We have big plans for the new year and we will need your help. Look for more details in the coming days. Thanks to you, 2016 was a terrific year for Career Girls! We relaunched our...
By Ana von Turkovich We all make decisions every day: What do I want for breakfast? What time do I need to leave to get to school (or work) on time? Do I want to stay up late watching a movie or get some sleep so I can make it to that 6:00AM yoga class? Many decisions are fairly simple and can be...

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