Girl Security is working to advance the full participation of girls, young women, and gender minorities (ages 14-26) in national security, in order to ensure a more equitable security future for the United States and a global community. Through a pathways approach, Girl Security advances historically underrepresented populations across the public and private sectors, leveraging early-stage mentorship, financially-supported workforce training, and supportive services. Through a series of industry and government-level initiatives designed to join youth alongside thought leaders and decision makers, Girl Security is driving a new, more sustainable model for the future of the security sector.
At Girl Security, we believe that investing in the potential of every participant will create a more dynamic experience for program participants, while also laying the foundation for personal and professional networks that will continue to support the next generation of professionals throughout their career paths.
A collaborative environment is critical to more informed security outcomes for an increasingly interconnected world. Girl Security centers collaborative learning, training, and advocacy opportunities at the core of its programmatic model.
National security decisions, policies, and laws affects every individual. Ensuring that every Girl Security participant feels a sense of belonging is vital to their sense of self-efficacy in the security sector.