Sachi was 13 when she joined Girls Gearing Up in 2015. She was shy, quiet in class, and afraid to voice her opinions among her peers. Today she confidently moderates panel discussions with industry leaders, has a global support network, is a leader at school, and recently landed an internship at a high-profile company.
Girls Gearing Up is Europe’s first and only international leadership program for girls.
We aim to equip girls from around the world with the confidence, tools, and network to unleash their potential and become the next generation of female leaders.
So far, we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 girls and their communities from 25 countries around the world, including girls seeking refuge in Germany. Since participation with GGU:
- 80% of participants started their own changemaking initiatives or have taken on leadership roles in their communities
- 100% say they want to and know how to make a difference in the world
But this is not enough. Studies show that..
- By the age of 6, girls feel less confident than boys
- 70% of girls feel they're not good enough at age 13
- Globally the proportion of senior business roles held by women stands at 24%
- A lack of female role models keep girls from entering traditionally male-dominated fields
We’re ready to change that! By 2030, Girls Gearing Up aims to equip, inspire, and empower 100,000 teen girls from every country in the world.
And you can help! This is your opportunity to invest in Europe’s only international girls’ leadership program. As a non-profit organisation (e.V.) we need people like you to support our mission. All donations are tax deductible in Germany.
50€ sponsors a girl's participation in one of our leadership workshops, exploring topics such as communication, project management, or public speaking.
100€ sponsors a girl's participation in a power mentor panel, where she will interact with women who are leaders and role models in their fields. Interview videos are shared online with girls all over the world.
200€ sponsors a girl attending one of our skill-building workshops, such as prototyping, coding, data science, or business essentials.
1,000€ sponsors a leadership workshop for all of the girls. We’ll invite you to one of our events and you’ll receive a thank you letter explaining how your investment made a difference.
For each 100€+ investment you’ll receive a Girls Gearing Up bag to show your commitment to promoting female leaders.
By supporting Girls Gearing Up you’re investing in the future of female leaders!