Lean Cuisine came to us about a month ago asking if we would partner with them on their Phenomenal Women campaign, offering us $10,000 towards scholarship support for our Summer Program. Initially we were grateful and thrilled about the impact this would make on the girls and families for whom tuition wasn’t possible. However, as …

Ruby, a rising sophomore, told us about the very difficult decision to leave a close relationship, one of her best friends since pre-school. He sent a huge text, swearing at me, blaming his relationship problems on me. I replied, apologizing, and still felt awful. At first I blamed myself. Before Girls Leadership I would not …

The Grocery Line, The Swimsuit Issue, and Kids

Simone Marean thinks we can turn Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s controversial cover into a powerful, teachable moment with our kids.

Sports Illustrated is doing us a big favor. Next week they are releasing a swimsuit issue cover that showcases such an absurdly unrealistic version image of “beauty” that can serve us adults as a teachable moment for us, and our kids. Because they are making sure that this image is everywhere, everyone will have the …