Black, Latino Girls More Likely to Seek Leadership Opportunities

Black, Latino Girls More Likely to Seek Leadership Opportunities

A new study by the Girl Scouts reveals that Black and Latino girls are more likely to overcome adversity and seek leadership opportunities.

Published September 13, 2011

In a new study by Girl Scouts of the USA, the group found that African-American and Latino girls aspired to leadership roles more often than white girls and had more frequent and positive leadership experiences.

The study, The Resilience Factor: A Key to Leadership in African American and Hispanic Girls, also found that African-American and Hispanic girls also rate themselves higher than white girls in overall self-confidence, a key leadership indicator.

The group claims that instead of social and cultural challenges discouraging African-American and Latino girls, obstacles like racism, inequity and injustice are factors that increase the girls’ resilience and capacity for leadership.

 (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Written by Naeesa Aziz

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