Episode 056: The Girls Club | Cindy Williams – Founder | Helping Young Girls Understand That It’s Good To Be Unique, Smart and Special | Building Confidence | An Honest and Safe Member Group For Young Girls
As Cindy watched her daughter grow up, she recognized an unfortunate reality among girls. Once they reach the age of 10 or so, girls start to become more aware of the messages around them. This new awareness takes these once naturally confident girls, and influences them to feel that fitting in some single standard is more important than standing out as the unique being they are. This new drive to conform creates a downward spiral of confidence.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way.
If a girl surrounds herself with quality friendships and continues her passions (sports, academics, music, art, dance, whatever she loves) she will have the support network in place to stay confident and achieve more.
Girls Club was developed to bring to her attention the importance of her, and why she deserves to surround herself with the right friends and make the right choices that support her unique goals.
Cindy’s passion and interests have always been in education. After she received her Psychology degree, she began her professional career in health education as both a facilitator and writer of health education programs for such organizations as Blue Shield, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, Health Net, Cigna and was honored with National Health Information Award.
Drawing off of her previous work, she started Girls Club.
Cindy says, “I can say without a doubt, that getting to watch the transformation and growth in these girls first hand, is incredibly rewarding. It brings me so much joy everytime I have a girl tell me that she stood up for herself, or that she dared to try something new, and she did it because of the courage she gained from being a part of Girls Club. Girls just need to know they belong and that they deserve to go for whatever they want. Girls Club is designed to provide the support and lifeskill tools to help her get there.”
You can learn more about Girls Club at www.GirlsClubStrong.com.
They meet weekly and you can join at any time.