Ronnie and Simone talked about the pressures on middle school girls, what’s available for boys’ social emotional learning, and our goals to reach 25 million girls.
It was such an amazing experience for me and my daughter. I found the curriculum to be spot-on!
Girls Leadership teaches girls the skills to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it, empowering them to create change in their world. We work with girls, parents and caregivers, and educators to ensure lasting impact.
A society where girls and women engage authentically and assertively at every level of decision making in all areas of their lives.
We structure our work around five central values: Inclusivity, authenticity, integrity, quality, and fun!
Our office is in Oakland, CA, and we run programs all over the country and internationally. Our overnight camp is held at Mount Holyoke in South Hadley, MA, and we run workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, Colorado, New York City and Northern New Jersey.
Check out our summer camp jobs and part-time, year-round positions here. If you are interested in becoming a Girls Leadership educator, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Girls Leadership is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, gender expression, disability or sexual orientation.
Join the amazing community of people who volunteer to organize GL programs, help with marketing, host fundraisers and generally spread the word. Check out our volunteer page for ways to contribute!
Simone Marean and her award-winning presentation “Raising Resilient Girls” was featured in Parents Magazine.
When the inevitable “fight” occurs between your daughter and another girl, I’m reminded every day how little I understand girls.
Read about Girls Leadership expanding into New Jersey and our first event with host study partner, the Livingston Board of Education.
Read an article in the Maplewood Patch about Rachel Simmons’ talk in Maplewood, NJ.
Heidi L of the feminist blog the FBomb recounts attending the Summer Program. She found her way to amazing, interesting, inspiring, fierce, fabulous females, and the adventures and spirit lives on.
Hear Co-Founder and Executive Director Simone Marean talk about girls and the ambition gap, with best-selling author Peggy Orenstien and About Face’s Jennifer Berger.
Watch Co-Founder Rachel Simmons give a Tedx Talk about girls leadership.
Read an article in (French) Libération about GL’s Real Parents, Real Daughters workshop in New York.
Read an article in the El Cerrito Patch about Simone Marean’s talk in the Bay Area.
Read an article in the Boulder Daily Camera about GLI’s programs in Colorado.
Read an article in the San Jose Mercury News about GLI’s Real Parents, Real Daughters workshops
Watch Meredith interview Rachel Simmons and talk all about GL on the Today Show.
Read the New York Times article.