Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide

by Career Girls
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Close the Imagination Gap for Girls Worldwide
Career Girls 2022 Virtual Camp Line Up
Career Girls 2022 Virtual Camp Line Up

We’re thrilled to report that with your generous support, we produced six incredible camps attended by hundreds of girls across the U.S., Canada, and worldwide. The camps provide the girls direct access to diverse and accomplished women role models and subject matter experts in these exciting fields.

We create an environment that celebrates diversity and ensures that the girls feel comfortable and accepted no matter what. As a result, we have an extremely high repeat camper rate. Almost 100% of girls will attend another camp. This speaks volumes about the quality of our events and the safe and welcoming space we create in our programs.

With your help, we’re looking forward to our virtual camps in 2023 and continuing to provide them free of charge for every girl who wants to attend. 

With your continued support, Career Girls can continue to serve girls worldwide and close The Imagination Gap. Thank you for your support!

Career Girls 2022 Virtual Camper Quote
Career Girls 2022 Virtual Camper Quote
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AI, Machine Learning, and Robotics Virtual Camp
AI, Machine Learning, and Robotics Virtual Camp

Thanks to donors like you, this past August, Career Girls hosted the third of six virtual camps planned for 2022. From August 2 - 5, Career Girls welcomed girls from the United States, Canada, Rwanda, and Morocco for a 4-day intensive camp focused on AI, Machine Learning, and Robotics. The 2022 camp welcomed over a dozen women experts from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Campers had the opportunity to engage directly with TRI's all-star lineup of women working in robotics. In an industry historically dominated by men, TRI proved that women can thrive and be leaders in AI, machine learning, and robotics. The camp generated an environment of inclusion, representation, and empowerment that was evident in the camp’s impact on the girls.

One of the most exciting parts of camp is seeing the impact of our programming in action. One of our goals is to close The Imagination Gap  – the difference between career choices that girls imagine for themselves and the range of careers actually available for them to pursue based on their interests. During the AI, Machine Learning, and Robotics Virtual Camp, one camper reported that “my favorite part of camp was when the panelists shared how they got to the place they are today, it really inspired me.” Access to accomplished women role models gives girls a roadmap to success.

With your help, we’re looking forward to conducting one more virtual camp in 2022 and continuing to provide them free of charge for every girl who wants to attend. In September, we welcomed campers to our Preparing for College camp, and in October, we welcomed campers to our Cybersecurity camp. We look forward to welcoming girls to the Web3, Blockchain, and NFT camp from November 17 - 19. With your continued support, Career Girls can continue to serve girls worldwide and close The Imagination Gap. Thank you for your support!

Warm regards,


Linda

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Environmental Science Virtual Camp Logo
Environmental Science Virtual Camp Logo

Thanks to donors like you, this past April, Career Girls hosted the first of six virtual camps planned for 2022. From April 28 - 30, girls from across the United States and Canada learned about environmental science from an international, all-star panel of women environmental scientists, including half a dozen experts who served as delegates at the United Nations climate change conference, COP26, held in Glasgow, Scotland this past November.

Our 2022 Environmental Science Virtual Camp focused on Understanding the Challenges to Human Environments, Advocacy, and Environmental Justice. For three days, girls aged 10 – 15 engaged directly with environmental science experts. They participated in dynamic breakout sessions where they applied what they learned in each panel and completed specially curated environmental science projects.

After our virtual camp finished, our data showed that the girls showed a measurable improvement not only in their interest in STEM but an improvement in their self-esteem. 75% of the girls said they were likely to pursue a career in STEM after participating in our camp. In addition, 73% of the girls said they believe in themselves after participating in our camp. Our model of providing accomplished, diverse women role models to girls continue to impact girls positively.

One of the most exciting parts of camp is to see the impact of our programming in action. For example, during the Environmental Science Virtual Camp, one camper said, “I will definitely reduce the ways I contribute to this cause like making less waste,” and another said, “I will work with my school to try to find ways to reduce the amount of paper being wasted every day.”

With your help, we’re looking forward to conducting five additional virtual camps in 2022 and continuing to provide them free of charge for every girl who wants to attend. In addition, we are looking forward to our next virtual camp, Financing for Entrepreneurship, taking place from July 12-15. With your continued support, Career Girls can continue to serve girls worldwide and close the imagination gap. Thank you for your support!

Warm regards,

Linda

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Career Girls will present its first virtual camp of the year on April 28, 29, and 30, and thanks to donors like you, all of our camps will continue to be 100% free to all girls who attend!

Our first camp will focus on Environmental Science where girls will learn about careers and issues around environmental justice, managed retreat (the purposeful, coordinated movement of people and buildings away from risks), and advocacy from a wide array of subject matter experts from around the world, including three delegates to last year’s Glasgow Climate Change Conference.

And this is just the beginning. In all, we’re looking forward to producing a total of six virtual camps in 2022 on topics including Financing for Entrepreneurs, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics, Cybersecurity, and more. And thanks to donors like you, all of them will be completely free of charge to attendees.

We appreciate your support!

Warm wishes,
Linda

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Career Girls

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
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Linda Calhoun
San Francisco, CA United States
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