As a young girl, Haerin So never truly felt encouraged to explore her career options and felt her dreams and lofty goals would be unachievable. However, as she began hearing stories of women overcoming adversity in the workplace, she felt empowered to turn her aspirations into a reality. In 2018, So started SHEDIDTHAT! to share the experiences of professional career women with young females of the future. She hopes to empower and inspire other girls through the same experience she had when first listening to the stories of incredibly impactful women like Oprah Winfrey and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
In the future, SHEDIDTHAT! hopes to publish a Medium publication and host conferences and webinar panels. So hopes that SHEDIDTHAT! will become widely known and referenced by thousands of girls for inspiration. Ultimately, she wants SHEDIDTHAT! to create a ripple effect, where girls empowered by stories on the SHEDIDTHAT! website to begin to inspire others with their own journeys. They are currently planning online events for girls to get and stay connected and will hopefully introduce those this summer!