Why Day of the Girl?

The International Day of the Girl Child is a time to reflect on issues that most affect girls around the world. Since the United Nations adopted the resolution in 2011, this day has focused on the challenges women and girls face, in hopes of empowering them to reach their full potential.

This is why we are so excited to be partnering with Day of the Girl in an event that is sure to inspire.  

Day of the Girl is not just about a single issue. Today, women and girls all over the globe face injustice, violence, and abuse. I believe that with more women in office many of these issues would get the attention they deserve and this could lead to real solutions - even here at home.

This is where Raising Ms. President comes in. 

Raising Ms. President hopes to inspire the next generation of female political leaders. How do we do this? By understanding where political ambition starts. We want every girl in America to have the opportunity to see this film. So, with the help of our sponsors, partners, and YOU, we plan to bring a special element to Day of the Girl 2014.  

I am calling on girls, mothers, fathers, Girl Scout troupe leaders, city council members, and anyone who believes in the power of girls to volunteer to host a screening and invite your neighborhood or even just your closest friends to your house on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3 pm EST.

You all will watch the film and then tune into a LIVE Google+ Hangout that I will be moderating with some of the young women featured in the film. You will be able to ask us questions via social media and can even carry on discussions of your own. You will officially become an RMP Team Leader, which means you’re part of the RMP club and will receive direct updates and information about Day of the Girl and our screenings. 

As a former girl, I know the importance of encouragement, mentors, and how difficult navigating through life can sometimes be. This is why I created Raising Ms. President, so that hopefully I, with the help of our many partners, can inspire women to lead, because more women need to be seated at the decision-making table.

I look forward to bringing you Raising Ms. President on October 11, 2014, I hope you will join us! 

Here are a few ways you can participate:

Kiley Parker

Raising Ms. President HQ, 716 E Market St, Louisville, KY, 40202, United States

Kiley Lane Parker is a documentary and film director, producer, writer and editor. A journalism and political science graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she began her career as a writer and production coordinator for Warren Miller Entertainment. After moving to Telluride, Colorado she became the production manager and senior producer, editor and on camera host for Plum TV. Now rooted in her home state of Kentucky, she has produced and directed several documentaries for Kentucky Educational Television and the web TV station, kyGREEN.tv, which she co-founded with her husband in 2010.