I am Miriam Gonzalez, and I believe passionately that every young woman should feel free to choose whatever she wants to do in life. The only limit to her dreams should be the extent of her own efforts. Yet we know that by age 6, children are beginning to classify jobs along gender lines, and by the age of 12, 50% of girls aspire to gender stereotyped roles. This can have a huge impact on decisions which they make about their future education and career direction.

That is why I founded Inspiring Girls International. Because we want to make easy for girls all around the world to have access to female role models.There are millions of women out there doing amazing things, and young girls should be able to look to them to realise how many possibilities they have in life. Leading by example is the best way to show girls how they can achieve, which is why we put real women in front of girls to talk about their experiences.

Women and men of my generation have a duty to show to young girls that they are free to decide what to do with their lives. I want girls to aim high and work hard to achieve their dreams, whatever they might be. Because that is their right

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Our Story

 
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October 2013
Miriam Gonzalez worked with the Education and Employers charity to launch a national campaign in the UK called Inspiring Women to connect British girls with female role models living in the UK. The campaign is a real success and 24,000 British volunteers signed up.

 
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October 2016
Miriam Gonzalez launched Inspiring Girls International, working with partner organisations all around the world to implement the simple model and inspire girls to achieve their ambitions. The first country to sign up is Serbia, followed closely by Spain and many more!

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October 2016
Miriam Gonzalez launches Inspiring Girls International, working with partner organisations all around the world to implement the simple model and inspire girls to achieve their ambitions. The first country to sign up is Serbia, followed closely by Spain.

 
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January 2019
Inspiring Girls International is active in 13 countries across three continents, with another four countries expecting to join in 2019.

 

Where We Are Now

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Global Advisory Board

The Global Advisory Board consists of international advisors – women and men with worldwide recognition in their respective fields. In addition to providing strategic advice, the members of the Global Advisory Board are ambassadors of Inspiring Girls, using their experience and expertise to influence international decision makers to put the issue of girls’ aspirations in the global agenda.