Girls of Promise® is an initiative of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, which aims to help women & girls reach their full economic potential. Girls of Promise® exposes girls to opportunities and mentors in STEAM fields with the goal of increasing the number of women in higher-level STEAM courses, careers, and putting them on the path to achieve economic security as women.
Since 1999, more than 5,000 eighth-grade girls have been introduced to women with careers in STEM fields, participated in hands-on learning activities, and met other girls passionate about learning through Girls of Promise® conferences and other programs. The initiative, which originally started as a 2-day conference for 8th grade girls, now also includes two coding summits per year, the Tech for Good competition sponsored by AT&T, and other programs through grantee partners. All the programs through the initiative are completely free for participants.
You can learn about our Girls of Promise conference, coding summits, Tech for Good Competition, and grantee partners across our website.