*SOLD OUT – Waitlist Only* Girls Leadership’s Girl Meets World Professional Development Training with Rachel Simmons and Simone Marean

APRIL 20-22, 2015 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY – STANFORD, CA – SOLD OUT.  Please sign up for the waitlist here! Dates for our Boston training in Fall 2015 will be available soon.




Girl Meets World Professional Development Training
  • Are you an educator, clinician, coach, academic, or social justice advocate working with girls and young women?
  • Interested in knowing the latest research, interventions, and tools to support the girls you work with?
  • Eager to learn from two of the nation’s top experts on the social-emotional development of girls?
If so, Rachel Simmons and Simone Marean would like to extend a very special invitation for you to join them at their renowned Girl Meets World Professional Development Training sponsored by The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.


What is the Girl Meets World Professional Development Training?
Girl Meets World (GMW) is an intensive three-day training program taught by social entrepreneurs and girl expertsRachel Simmons and Simone Marean designed to equip participants with the latest research, tools, and interventions to support girls’ social-emotional development. For over ten years, this GMW curriculum has been taught at locations such as Girl’s Leadership’s Summer Program and other settings across the world including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
Participants Will:

  • Become certified to teach the Girl Meets World curriculum;
  • Learn the latest research on girls’ development and psychological aggression under the instruction of Rachel Simmons and Simone Marean;
  • Practice leading activities and receive coaching and feedback;
  • Learn how to create a learning environment in which girls can be themselves;
  • Share strategies and experiences with colleagues from around the country;
  • Learn GLI’s unique games and activities;
  • Receive one copy of the curriculum.


What Others Are Saying About Girl Meets World:
“This workshop was extremely hands-on and productive. I walked away with concrete models of what to turnkey to my teachers; that is a rarity at most education workshops. Playing games is something most adults never have time for – this workshop was a true reminder that we all need to laugh, take risks, and step outside the box, especially if we want our children to do so.” – Tara
“Intelligent, intense workshops with outstanding leadership facilitators.” – Sally
“Amazing. Chance of a lifetime. You read a book then work in a small group with the author – incredible opportunity. Rachel, so down to earth. Simone, majorly talented and gifted in the arts.” – Leanne
“It’s been awesome! We love having a tool that is so effective.” – Sonia
“It was a great way to interface with other like minded individuals while learning a fantastic curriculum.” – Vicki
“An important aspect of growth that often gets overlooked. Taught in a concise and hands on way.” – Arielle


When, Where, and How:
Clayman Institute for Gender Research is proud to sponsorthe very first GMW West Coast training on the beautiful campus of Stanford University. From April 20th to 22nd, 2015, we invite you to join Rachel, Simone, and thirty other girl-serving professionals for this incredible professional development experience. For more information, please read the below details carefully.


Registration and Eligibility


Training Schedule


Registration and Eligibility

To participate, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Employment by a school or youth services organization
  • Employment as a clinician working with youth, including private practice
  • Formal volunteer position with a youth services organization, such as Girl Scout troop leader

If you have any questions about eligibility, please call our office at (410) 878-2258, ext. 1.


Please be advised that registration does not guarantee enrollment. You will be notified of your application’s status within two weeks of its submission. If your application is not accepted, we will refund your program fee. Applications are processed in the order received. Please be advised that certification to teach Girl Meets World does not authorize individuals to sell the program or train others to teach it.

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$895 for three-day training. Tuition fee includes one copy of the Girl Meets World curriculum.

Click here to learn about scholarship assistance.

Training includes:

  • Lunch and refreshments on Monday and Tuesday
  • Continental breakfast all three days
  • Evening Happy Hour on Monday
  • One copy of the curriculum



Girls Leadership has arranged courtesy rates at the following hotels:

Sheraton Palo Alto – Approximately 3 min drive or 7 minute walk from Stanford University
  • $339/night plus tax
  • 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • To book, please call 1-800-325-3535 and mention “Girl Meets World.” A block of rooms will be held until March 30th, so please book before this date. Availability and rate are not guaranteed after this date.

Hampton Inn and Suites - Mountain View - Approximately 15 minute drive from Stanford University

  • $274/night, plus tax
  • 390 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043
  • To book, please call 1-650-988-0300 and ask to speak with Azma. Please mention the Girls Leadership Girl Meets World training. A block of rooms will be held until April 5th, so please book before this date. Availability and rate are not guaranteed after this date. Please note that room cancellations must be made by April 12th in order to receive a refund from the hotel.


Dress Code

Dress for comfort and play. Please, no heels or restrictive clothing.


Cancellation Policy

Full tuition refunds are available up to 60 days prior to the start of the program. If you cancel more than 30 days, but less than 60 days prior to the program, we can offer you a 50% tuition refund. No refunds are available within 30 days of the start of a program.


Training Schedule

Monday, April 20 –  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

10:00 Introduction, Community Building & “Good Girls vs. Real Girls”
11:30 Using Role Play with Students
1:00 Lunch
2:15 I Feel, Therefore I Am: Building Emotional Intelligence in Girls
4:00 The End of Blame: Teaching Ownership and Responsibility

Happy Hour 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 21 –  10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

10:00 The Power of Play and Being Silly with Girls
11:00 The Four Steps: Healthy Conflict & Interpersonal Efficacy
12:00 Doing It: Strategies for Optimal Instruction
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Nobody’s Perfect: Girls & Self Image
3:00 Teaching Preparation in Partners

Wednesday, April 22 –  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

9:00 Warm-Up
9:45 Teaching Practice with Coaching
12:00 Closing and Evaluations
1:00 Goodbye!