The statistics are alarming:
- 90% of all women want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance.
- 81% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat.
- Women are routinely degraded in everything from pop culture to casual conversation.
- Every 15 seconds a woman is battered.
- 57% of women are targeted for workplace bullying.
- Women make only 84% of their male peers' salaries.
- Only 4% of women think they are beautiful.
Together we can make a difference! Kappa Delta created the Confidence Coalition in 2009 to address the many issues that diminish confidence in women and girls. It is an international movement that enables women and girls to stand up to peer pressure and media stereotypes, say no to risky behavior and abusive relationships, and put an end to relational aggression, such as bullying – on the playground and in the office.
The Confidence Coalition is not one of Kappa Delta’s philanthropies, but rather a programming extension of the sorority’s commitment to inspiring women to reach their full potential. Each Kappa Delta chapter supports the platform of confidence and the Confidence Coalition’s efforts.
You can join the confidence movement and support the work of the coalition by sharing its message with others.