Who We Are
The purpose of Job's Daughters International is to develop girls and young women (ages 10 to 20) into leaders through:
- Citizenship - We provide the framework through which our members actively engage in their communities.
- Leadership - We provide the opportunity for girls of all ages to learn leadership and project management skills that will serve them as they grow, develop and become the leaders of tomorrow.
- Friendship - We provide a safe and fun environment where strong, life-long friendships are built.
Story of Job
While Job's Daughters International is in no way a religious Order, and does not preach or encourage any particular faith; the foundation of Job's Daughters International is based upon the Old Testament book of Job, with special reference to the 42nd Chapter, 15th Verse which states, "And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job, and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren."
The lessons of the story of Job teach our members that no matter what happens in their lives, good or bad, that it is important to remain faithful, strong and patient.
There are more than 10,000 Job's Daughters in 700 Bethels worldwide. Members of Job's Daughters share an international sisterhood with girls across the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and Brazil.
Focus on Community and Charity
The official philanthropy of Job's Daughters International is the HIKE Fund (Hearing Improvement Kids' Endowment). Through support of this fund, members of Job's Daughters from around the world have raised over $4 million to help hearing-impaired children receive hearing aids and other devices to help them learn and develop. We are kids helping kids.
Founder Ethel T. Wead Mick started the first Job's Daughters Bethel in 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, because she saw a need for an organization that would help girls and young women develop the leadership skills they would need