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 76% of their male peers' salaries.
- Only 2% of women think they are beautiful.
Together we can make a difference! Created by Kappa Delta Sorority in 2009, the Confidence Coalition is an alliance committed to promoting self-confidence in girls and women so that they may feel empowered to overcome social barriers and be inspired to reach their greatest potential. 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.
Kappa Delta’s platform of confidence is the basis for the KD membership experience, from new-member education to leadership development and alumnae life. 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.
You can be a member of the Confidence Coalition!
If you share our mission to promote confidence in women and girls, we encourage you to join the coalition. Everyone is welcome! Find out more by visiting the Confidence Coalition website.
Confidence U Grants
On behalf of the Confidence Coalition, Kappa Delta offers 10 grants of up to $5,000 each to college campuses to provide confidence-building programming. Kappa Delta also presents a special award of $1,000 to one college student or university leader who is making a strong and visible difference in the lives of women on his/her campus.
These Confidence U Grants are designed to raise awareness of the many issues related to lack of confidence among young women, such as eating disorders, dating abuse, alcohol abuse, relational aggression including hazing and cyber-bullying, and other risky behaviors. Programming can include workshops, speakers and awareness campaigns. Find out more!
Gamma Tau participates in Confidence Coalition initiatives each year! Some ways our sisterhood has increased confidence are through our You Make Me Smile event, during which we handed out balloons with positive sayings on them in the spring, and through our "A Kiss from KayDee," or "Friends Say the Tough Stuff, So Say It," campaigns near Valentine's Day, where we table at our dining hall to either hand out motivational compliments with chocolate or to promote awareness of dating abuse.