Five Things to Know About Building Confidence in Teen Girls - via Global Citizen
Here are some facts you should know in order to help you encourage girls to Keep Going #LikeAGirl!
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall,” Serena Williams said in 2012.
But that may be easier said than done. Unfortunately, many adolescent girls have trouble persevering through their failures, and turning them in to opportunities to learn, grow & ultimately build confidence. What’s worse, more than 50% of girls worldwide report that fear of failure actually keeps them from trying new things, according to a new study from Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign.
These surprising results come from a survey of 1,500 girls, women, and boys about girls’ confidence conducted by MSLGROUP for Always, the leader in global feminine care. The survey also found that girls fear failure because they worry about not being perceived as “perfect” by society.
But girls are powerful, fierce, and resilient. That’s why Always #LikeAGirl hopes to change perceptions of failure and show that failure should be embraced as a learning tool that helps girls build confidence rather than tear it down.
For years, Always has worked to inspire girls to build confidence during puberty. On Aug. 16, they released a powerful video with a message to inspire girls to keep trying and never quit.
Since understanding more about the unique challenges girls face during puberty is the first step to helping girls build confidence and resilience, here are five key statistics to know in order to help you empower girls and build a future of confident, strong women.
1. Fifty Percent of Girls Report Feeling Paralyzed By Fear During Puberty
2. Experiencing Failure Makes Six in 10 Girls Want to Quit
3. Social Media Plays a Large Role in Girls’ Fear of Failure
4. Majority of Girls Said Pressure to Be “Perfect” Keeps Them From Trying
5. Showing Girls That Failure is OK Helps Build Their Confidence
*Note: Always is P&G’s leading feminine hygiene brand. P&G is a proud corporate partner of Global Citizen.