Power Play is...

a girl's ability to decipher unwritten codes of dominant culture - who has it, who does not and the history behind it - to access opportunity and hone leadership. A girl learns to navigate cultural norms that are traditionally seen as male or white middle class dominant and values her own leadership style. She learns that making a difference in the world is compatible with her desire to be a leader.

We teach a girl to use this power when we teach her to:

  • Define leadership for herself
  • Navigate cultural norms and obstacles to access opportunity
  • Speak confidently in public
  • Negotiate for something she wants in the dominant culture