The Hot Mommas Project Tackles Confidence Crisis for Women with New Sis U Curriculum
Award Winning Women's Leadership Education Venture Launches Teachable Toolkit to Help Women Reach Higher Echelons.
- Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2011 - Today, The Hot Mommas Project announced their plan to expand curriculum to address the confidence crisis prevalent amongst young women. The new curriculum, Sis U, will provide a series of seminars and classes giving young women a real world leadership toolkit and the guidance to use it.
"The confidence crisis for women is like a cruel joke," says Kathy Korman Frey, Entrepreneur in Residence at the George Washington School of Business and Hot Mommas Project founder. "Women have natural leadership skills, we dominate the number of higher degrees earned in this country, we increase GDP globally, and we make companies that promote us more profitable. What many of us are missing - sometimes without even realizing it -- is the confidence chip, which is the key to bigger and better opportunities. That's what this new Sis U curriculum is all about."
Numerous studies indicate that women are naturally predisposed to having lower self- confidence than their male counterparts. Research shows that this self-confidence divide starts in early girlhood, and grows to larger levels in teenage years.
"The good news is that our new curriculum is proven not only to measurably boost a woman's confidence, but that she can walk out and replicate what she's learned anytime, anywhere. That's true power," says Professor Frey. "Attendance at our Sis U seminar truly means you're joining a Sisterhood of Success. It's not just nice messaging and pom poms."
The social venture is launching their first seminar at the George Washington School of Business on Oct. 15th, but plans to take the seminars to schools and organizations across the country in conjunction with the building of a new digital classroom in 2012.
ABOUT THE HOT MOMMAS PROJECT: Founded in 2002 by Kathy Korman Frey, Harvard Business School MBA and professor of Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership at the George Washington School of Business. The Hot MommasŪ Project is "Confidence 101" for young women and their champions. The award-winning social venture pairs the world's largest digital case library of female role models with teaching tools to increase women's confidence up to 200%. Through exposure to online role models and leadership education, the venture's mission is to increase confidence of women and girls across the globe, in turn opening their opportunities. Research for The Hot Mommas Project is housed at the George Washington School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. For more information on The Hot Mommas Project visit: www.hotmommasproject.org.
For more information about the George Washington University School of Business, visit: www.business.gwu.edu