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The Day to Get Involved
Together, we can get her there.

We're proud of our century of trailblazing, but it's time to do more. To take bold steps. To rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership.

Because something is going on with girls today. They're backing down, opting out, and shying away from leading. They're bullied by their peers, pressured by industries that celebrate unattainable beauty, and backing away from science and math.

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  • Only one in five girls believes she has what it takes to lead.
  • Fifty-nine percent of girls say the fashion industry makes them feel fat.
  • Eighty-five percent of middle-school students say they've been cyberbullied at least once.
  • Although more than 90 percent of girls in fourth grade want to continue studying math, by twelfth grade that number drops to 50 percent.

The landscape for women isn't much brighter. Women account for less than 17 percent of the bachelor's degrees in engineering, make up only 17 percent of the U.S. Congress, and claim only 3 percent of the top positions at Fortune 500 companies. We can do better for girls.

We need girls standing up, standing out, and standing tall. Although we can't transform the entire landscape in a single year, we can turn it around in a single generation—so that all girls born this year have every door open to them by the time they grow up.

We're ready to take on such a bold and ambitious goal, but we can't do it alone. We need your help in placing this urgent cause front and center on the national
agenda. Join us at our cause site, ToGetHerThere, and help us raise awareness,
raise expectations, and raise $1 billion to make the world a better place for this
generation of girls.

When girls succeed, so does society. Together, we can get her there.