Dream it, Be it – Career Support for Girls
Soroptimist’s global program for girls – Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls – targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and resources to live their dreams. Career support includes help and assistance to pursue an occupation that will offer opportunities for long-term success. Although we don’t think all girls will know what they want to do for the rest of their lives, the skills they learn in Dream It, Be It will help them regardless of the career they choose to pursue or when they choose to pursue it.
Program Goal: Through education and access to role models, girls will be empowered to pursue their career goals and reach their full potential.
To Increase the Number of Girls Who:
1. Feel prepared to pursue their career goals.
2. Feel comfortable creating achievable goals.
3. Have tools to overcome obstacles to success.
4. Understand the importance of resilience.
5. Can connect personal values with possible careers.
6. Feel more confident about their future success.
7. Have professional role models.
Topics We Cover
- Career opportunities
- Setting and achieving goals
- Overcoming obstacles to success
- Moving forward after setbacks or failures
There When It Matters Most
By reaching girls while they are still young, we not only can help them stay healthy and safe in the short term, but we can reduce the number of women in crisis in the future. Putting them on a path will help them realize their dreams.
Why We Do It
Far too many girls—especially in underserved communities—derail on the pathway to economic achievement and bright futures. They are particularly vulnerable to teen dating violence, sex trafficking, and becoming moms while still in their teens.
After completing a rigorous research and development process, we launched Dream It, Be It. The program reaches girls in secondary school and provides them with access to professional role models, mentors, and career education.
Soroptimist launched the Dream It, Be It curriculum in 2015. Since then, more than 20,000 girls around the world have participated. Dream It, Be It puts girls on the path to success and helps them grow up to be strong, successful, and happy adults. This award-winning program has been recognized for its effectiveness and positive impact.
89% feel more confident about their future success
83% have new tools to overcome obstacles to their success
87% feel more prepared to pursue their career goals