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Did you know that a girl’s self-esteem peaks at the age of 8 and then rapidly declines by 64% by the age of 9? Sonali Perera Bridges does and she is doing something about that and much more with an organization she co-created and runs called Shero’s Rise! Get it? It’s like hero, but “she”ro.
Sonali Perera Bridges is an award-winning, dynamic and innovative leader with over 20 years of experience in a wide breadth of educational settings. With her BA from Mount Saint Mary’s University and MBA from University of Redlands, her experience as well as her passion for making a difference in the lives of young women resulted in founding Shero’s Rise. Shero’s Rise reaches out to young women (particularly from underserved communities) and helps them recognize their worth and value in order to empower them to become agents for change in the world.
In this episode you’ll hear how Shero’s Rise provides girls with the essential skills, experiences, tools and the support they need so every girl can become their own “shero.” You’ll learn about identity building, mindfulness, financial literacy, Toxic Positivity vs. Healthy Optimism, owning your own power, kindness and gratitude and much more. In addition to the students, Shero’s Rise also helps train up parents so that the whole family benefits, many times breaking unhealthy cycles. Where was Shero’s Rise when I was a kid? And you’ll want to hear this so you can pass it on to your own kids.
We’re sure you’ll be inspired by hearing first-hand about the teamwork making the dreamwork at Shero’s Rise for future generations. Don’t forget to make sure you’re following us at Instagram @Crazy Amazing Humans and also subscribe to our YouTube version of the podcast so that you’ll know about this episode as well as the many crazy amazing humans featured in all of our episodes.