Simone Marean

Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Simone Marean is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Girls Leadership, a national educational nonprofit that equips girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. In Girls Leadership’s ten years as a nonprofit, it has impacted over 200,000 girls, and is on track to reach one million girls by 2023. She began her career teaching in New York at Brearley and the Young Women’s Leadership School, taught at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa, and now presents the latest research and work on girls around the country, including at Google, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, PwC, UBS, as well as on the Today Show and KQED’s Forum. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College, earned a master’s in education from NYU, and now lives with her family in Berkeley, CA.