This Girl With Wings Really Knows How
to Ramp up the Excitement About Flying!
The girls need lots of energy for this hour long, high energy, interactive GWW presentation, which teaches the girls “everything” they need to know to be a pilot, even though they said they’d “never” be able to figure this stuff out. Our goal is to broaden the girls’ horizons, increase their knowledge about their available opportunities, inspire confidence, and to have fun. An educator observing a previous presentation says, “It was a special event for them; motivating and inspiring. Girls probably feel freer to ask questions, be themselves, especially with a topic that’s traditionally male.”
Girls are also prompted with My advice to other girls my age after hearing me talk about being a pilot: and the majority of the girls say, “You can be anything you want to be.” Often the “can” and “anything” words are underlined many times. For many of the girls you will speak to, they’ve received the support of friends, family and other adults, and know they can be anything they want so this just gives them some more options to pursue. For some girls this is the first time they have really heard and understood this message. The first time you make this presentation to a group of girls who have limited exposure to their opportunities; the looks of understanding and optimism on their faces will blow you away. Says Sage, “What I thought was most interesting was that we got to try something new.”