I’m sure by now, you’ve heard about the push to help young women develop leadership skills from a young age. Sheryl’s Sandberg‘s book “Lean In” and her “Ban Bossy” campaign have both helped elevate the conversation to front row status. The conversation in the media is intense and the motivating factors behind all of the media coverage has become a profound reminder to parents of young ladies to take notice of their daughters’ talents and encourage them to live up to their full potential.
I’m the youngest daughter of five, and the mother of two daughters who are avid readers and future leaders. One of my most important goals, is to help raise my daughters into leaders who are not afraid to take intelligent calculated risk to fulfill their dreams. When I first heard about Firebugs’ initiative to help develop young leaders I was astounded. Firebugs’ mission is timely and phenomenally helpful for young girls.
What is Firebugs?
Firebugs a monthly book subscription service catered towards girls ages 3-9, and their parents. For $14.99 a month, subscribers will receive two books and a bespoke reading guide carefully curated by a number of accomplished women in business accruing to various themes:
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Analytical skills development
- Communication, etc.
Their mission is to inspire confidence and leadership potential from an early age through enhanced story time. You can learn more about Firebugs and their mission on their website.
Who is behind this initiative?
Seven women from Harvard Business School are joining the movement to get more women in leadership positions. They created firebugs to instill a lasted impression on the hearts’ of girls. The founders chose to teach young girls through books because books —
“Have a unique ability to set fire to the imaginations of little girls. Furthermore, the experience of having meaningful conversations through a guided storytime will foster emotional and analytical development, empowering little girls to confidently build and believe in their dreams.”
How Can you Stay Connected with Firebugs?
- Order a subscription for your daughter, niece, or friend
- Like Firebugsforgirls on Facebook
- Follow @FirebugsBooks on Twitter
Leave a Comment to let me know you would like to have a discount code for Firebugs Book Subscription.
Trial Code is good before April 28, 2014.