"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
How would a 9-16 year old girl answer that question?
There is an overabundance of papers, studies, and speeches which illustrate a striking imbalance in how:
A tremendous deficit of role models in our daily life worsens this situation, making it difficult at best for girls and young women to see a way out of this trap. This project will address the need for role models by offering an "examples" sampler of women professionals in a wide range of non-traditional careers.
The CD will be arranged to promote easy access to a database of basic information introducing between 100-200 careers, viewed in the form of a short (1-3 minutes) video of the woman professional answering four questions:
Additional information about the career will also be provided in appropriate multimedia formats, including examples of the speaker's work.
The Web site will supplement the CD by offering additional information on the featured careers, including links to schools offering training in these areas, alternative programs, mentoring, and other means of access to these professions. Additional funding will support other creative uses of electronic communication.
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