In a study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute, it was found that an incredible 92% of girls believe they are smart enough to be entrepreneurs. Additionally, 80% say they are interested in a career in business. However, about 33% of girls also said the stress and risk of failure might not be worth their efforts and a majority also indicated that they believe their gender could hold them back from entrepreneurial success.
What can you do to squash those fears and encourage her entrepreneurial spirit? You can check out some of these great tips from Girl Scouts of the USA as a start!
Another way to support her and help keep her confidence high is to get her involved with the Fall Product Program! Did you know Girl Scouts learn key entrepreneurial skills selling more than just cookies? That’s right! Every fall Girl Scouts earn funds to support troop activities and initiatives by selling nuts, chocolates, magazines, and coupon books to build important skills like:
- Goal setting
- Decision making
- Money management
- People skills
- Business ethics
These skills can be used now and applied at home and in school, as well as in the future when they are leading their business like a boss (as a boss)!
Get her started in the Fall Product Program, which has already kicked-off online as of September 1 and in-person sales will begin October 1! The Cookie Sale Program also develops these boss-building skills, so keep a look out for more information later this fall!
In addition to building her own business through sale programs, GSUSA released new Entrepreneurship badges this July! Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, in partnership with outside organizations, has developed virtual badge workshops so girls can gain these awesome skills and earn these new badges. Check them out!
At Girl Scouts, we build leaders. With a wide range of unique entrepreneurship opportunities only available as a Girl Scout (and your support!), she can grow to her full boss potential!