A Movement of Movement
What’s the appropriate age to start empowering women? Is it when they start their first “real” job? After they graduate high school or college, perhaps? The best time to inspire young women actually starts much earlier. As you’ll hear today, before we can lift up grown women, we must first learn to lift up little girls.
Ashley Wiles has devoted her entire career to empowering young women. As a health and wellness coach, Ashley realized women still face the same negative ideas and biases about our bodies that first begin during childhood. This led her to found Sole Girls, a business that helps young girls form strong, confident opinions about themselves by encouraging physical activity and open conversation.
Follow along as Ashley shares her journey to entrepreneurship, how to create a safe space for girls, and the power of asking yourself, “Are you tapping into your inner Sole Girl?”
In This Episode
- How to create a safe space for young girls, plus why it’s necessary to do so
- The issues young girls struggle with the most
- How empowering kids ultimately empowers adults, too
- The hurdles entrepreneurs face when they launch a business
- The ways past jobs can prepare entrepreneurs for running their own business
Quotes in This Episode
“I really wish girls knew how awesome they were—and all the awesomeness they could be.” —Ashley Wiles
“Parents really have to be involved in what their daughter is thinking or what she’s interested in… but also be a little bit open-minded about what could possibly help her build a stronger foundation.” —Ashley Wiles
“Often the conversations we have with girls are so candid, they bring up our own issues.” —Ashley Wiles
That’s the journey of life, right? Finding your happy pace.” —Ashley Wiles
“Get back to what really makes you happy, and start there.” —Ashley Wiles