What if female student-athletes understood the importance of confidence to their future careers and learned confidence-building skills in high school?
Confidence is a critical factor to building a successful career and women enter the workplace without enough of it. Success correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence. You need both.

 

When applying for a job, women will wait until they have 100% of the skills before they will apply, men will apply for the job with only 60% of the skills.

 

Women generally underestimate their abilities by 30% while men generally overestimate their abilities by 30%. When women discount their skills by 30% due to a lack of confidence it holds them back from important career opportunities.
Working women today are better educated and more qualified than ever before, we have excelled at building our competence (academics, athletics, and job experience) yet when asked to personally represent our skill level women generally discount themselves due to a lack of confidence.

We started the High School Girls Sports Leadership Summit to answer this question:

What if female student-athletes understood the importance of confidence to their future careers and learned confidence-building skills in high school?

How might we create an environment to help female athletes understand what it takes to build their confidence? This conference series is our evolving solution to this challenge.

How to Get Involved:

Host an Event

We are looking for high school athletic directors in every state to host a local leadership conference. If you are interested, provide your contact information below.

Sponsor Our Program

We are looking for national sponsors. We want to provide the critical centralized support for individual athletic directors so they can continue to do their full-time jobs and put on a leadership conference for their female student-athletes. If you are interested, provide your contact information below.

We Want Your Ideas

We need your help. The challenge of building confidence in young women is complex, multi-faceted, and requires input from a diverse range of problem solvers. If you have ideas or want to be involved, provide your contact information below.

Upcoming Events

April 28-29, 2017
Omaha, NE
Marian High School

Past Events

November 19, 2016
Portland Oregon
Oregon Episcopal School

SAMPLE PROGRAM

Community Event

Public screening of a feature-length film from the Women Sports Film Festival collection the evening before the Leadership Summit.

By Invitation Only

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
A curated, impactful one-day program for high school girl athletes featuring speakers, panels breakout sessions, films and community building.