Starting in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and
behaviors that prevent them from building healthy relationships and
ideals about their potential. Girls keep these unhealthy ideals and
relationships as they mature into women. The competition and
comparison formed on the playground and in the classroom carries over
to the boardroom and in the home preventing women from reaching their
The National Stand Beside Her Movement is a call to action for
women and girls to end the comparison, competition and criticism
that undermines female relationships. Together we can propel each
other forward by creating an inclusive culture of support,
compassion and celebration of each other's success.
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Created by Girl Scouts Heart of the South, the National Stand Beside Her
Movement is a call to action initiative to mentor, support and
develop women and girls; to end comparison and competition and create
more collaboration and support for one another.
The Stand Beside Her Movement culminates each year during October
with National Side Beside Her Week to encourage people to commit to
supporting girls and women in their lives, their home, their office
and in their community. This week was chosen to commemorate Girl
Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday on October 31. Low’s
life work was about supporting, developing and mentoring strong girls
and women. This is most evident in the Girl Scout Law;
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
considerate and caring,
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Read more about the National
Stand Beside Her Movement.
For more information about any of the Stand Beside Her activities
and initiatives listed above, email Molly Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for pledging to #StandBesideHer today and