I’ve said it many times before; under my breath, to my girlfriends, to my Husband and yes even to my two Daughters. It’s hard to be a girl. I think young girls, perhaps more then most, feel a lot of pressure from Parents, school, Coaches and especially friends to fit in, be beautiful, be smart, talented, funny, collected, polite, perfect? (Just to name a few) Who do these girls have to look up to? Who are their role models and who are they emulating? A strong sense of self, a rock solid sense of self esteem, a great role model can make a big difference in the life of a girl. It is because of this that I am going to make a two hour drive with my girls in tow to Dove’s upcoming event Women Who Should Be Famous. Strong Female Role Models Build Strong Self Esteem.
Here are some enlightening facts:
- when girls feel bad about their looks, nearly half of girls (47 percent)* disconnect from life and avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school or even giving their opinions
- “Second to Mom, 32 per cent of Canadian girls cite celebrities, such as Hollywood starlets, as their top role models. At Dove, we believe that there is a need to shift the spotlight and identify other inspirational women who have a positive relationship with beauty to positively shape the self-esteem of Canadian girls,” said Sharon MacLeod, vice-president of marketing, Dove Canada.
I personally want to do everything I can to make sure my daughters are surrounded and supported by positive role models.
Good News! Dove would like to “invite all Canadian moms and mentors along with an important girl in their life to join us on June 26th to participate in the Women Who Should be Famous program and be inspired by the remarkable stories of real women role models.”
On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 7pm EST at www.facebook.com/dove Canadians with a Facebook account and access to a computer can register on Dove’s page and participate in this free event with a girl in their life. During the hour-long event actress, song-writer and singer, Mandy Moore will illuminate the stories of four inspirational women in the fields of science, leadership, environmentalism and the arts. The goal – to shine the spotlight on the stories of strong role models for the next generation of women.
Do you live near Toronto Ontario?
I have also been afforded the opportunity to extend an invitation to TEN other Moms’ in the Toronto area to attend the live event and bring that special girl in their life. Does this Dove event speak to you like it did to me? Are the issues of self esteem, role models and empowering our young people something you speak to your daughter about? If so just leave me a comment telling me so and that you would love to attend. I will select up to ten people to meet me at this fabulous two hour event with Mandy Moore.
Thanks and hugs to our girls!