Dr. Kimberly Clay, Founder and CEO of Play Like a Girl, who discusses their mission to help girls realize and live out their limitless potential through STEM and sports. During the interview, Dr. Kim shares the history and programs, impact, and how people can get involved.
Play Like a Girl was established in 2004 by cancer researcher and philanthropist Dr. Kimberly Clay for the purpose of advancing the health and empowerment of girls and women through education.
Initially organized under a different name, the organization was rebranded and trademarked in 2012 and, today, champions girls by uniquely leveraging sport to prepare and equip young women with the leadership skills and competitive spirit essential for success both on the playing field and in the workplace.
Serving the unique needs of Nashville’s girls in this new era. While the situation is changing by the minute, one thing we know for sure is that our work is absolutely critical—even more today than ever. Girls in our society are already behind their male peers in many areas of life. Rates of violence, abuse and school dropouts will skyrocket as a result of the pandemic as seen in the past after so many other crises.
Programs – Corporate Workshops | Clinics | Clubs | Camps
The STEM field continues to grow, but only 24% of those jobs are held by women. That’s why we’re encouraging girls to explore a future in STEM. Through the Play Like a Girl programming experience, girls learn about different careers and career pathways in STEM while honing their leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.