Thanks to Jessie Williams and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls for the Smart Girl write-up about Girl Improved!
In case you haven’t already noticed, here’s a revelation for you: women are grossly underrepresented in numerous professional fields. We talk about science and math and engineering quite a bit, but women and girls aren’t only less visible in tech. Show biz is a boys’ game too, apparently – and, according to the numbers, the ladies are playing second fiddle on screen, on stage and behind the scenes.
Obviously we’re working at Smart Girls to change statistics like these, but we aren’t the only ones – not by a long shot. This week, I had the privilege of meeting four Austin-area girls who are, as they so eloquently put it, “the battle cry for the accurate representation of girls [in media].”