Tomorrow's Role models
We want to inspire young girls to be anything they want to be with awesome women as their role models. Together, we can empower our girls of today to be role models of tomorrow.
We are Priscilla and Shawn Tan! Our two-year-old daughter, Andrea, is the love of our life. Like all parents, we believe our daughter should grow up knowing that she can be anything she wants to be. We wanted to inspire Andrea with children's books about modern female role models. We were disappointed; there are so many awesome women, but so few good age-appropriate books. Andrea deserved better. We took the plunge and decided to write them ourselves.
To inspire young girls to be anything they want to be, the Awesome Women Series pays tribute to female role models for young girls to admire and emulate. We emphasize important character traits that these female role models exemplified; success traits like grit, courage, resilience, optimism, perseverance, curiosity, strength and conscientiousness. Most importantly, we want to associate these success traits with being a girl.
The Awesome Women Series will provide a comprehensive sample of female role models for young girls to pick from. It will consist of 6 box sets of 6 board books. Each box set will focus on a particular category of female role models. Our first box set focuses on female Leaders (in government, politics, and international organizations) who made a positive impact on society. Watch this space because our future box sets will focus on other exciting categories like Entrepreneurs, Activists, Artists, STEM-ists, and Sportswomen.
We want to inculcate in Andrea the value of giving back to the community and will donate part of the proceeds to charities promoting girls' education and women empowerment. We are in talks with various charities at this point so watch this space!
As we raise the next generation of young women, there is no better time than now to teach our little girls that there are no limits to what they can achieve!
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