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About Us

A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!

After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books for our four young nieces, we decided to create A Mighty Girl as a resource site to help others equally interested in supporting and celebrating girls. The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.

Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose -- to truly be Mighty Girls!

A Mighty Girl is a work in progress and we are continually adding new empowering books, toys, movies, music, and other resources for girls to the site. To learn more about you can help support the mission of A Mighty Girl, please visit our FAQs page.

The Founders

A Mighty Girl co-founders Carolyn Danckaert and Aaron Smith live in Washington, D.C. with their four nieces and a nephew nearby. They have long been involved in technology; public policy; and women’s rights and environmental issues. Both are proud alumni of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. They are very excited to launch their latest labor of love, A Mighty Girl.

At right: Carolyn in her early Mighty Girl days!

Above: Carolyn in her early Mighty Girl days!