Dear Friends,

We enjoyed an incredible community of girls at our camp this summer. They took risks on the ropes course, in art projects, and most importantly, in sharing their authentic selves. While we try to capture it in our photos, it is hard to communicate the inspiration, energy, and joy that comes from 185 girls living lives of leadership. Leah, a high school camper, summarized it best:

“I have always thought that if I conquer the world, then I will love myself. Now I know that that is not true. I know now that if I love myself, then I will conquer the world.”

As we pack up our extreme Slip ‘N Slide, oversized soccer balls, and wig collection for the close of camp, we are already preparing for our fall season of Parent and Daughter programs. There is no better time to bond with your daughter and learn new tools together than the beginning of the school year. We have over 70 programs open for registration in the SF Bay Area, throughout Colorado, in Northern New Jersey, and New York City. We have a new 4th and 5th grade program on Navigating Difficult Friendships and a new eight-hour series for middle school girls and their parents. Five hundred people have already signed up! Can’t afford program fees? Fill out our scholarship application form. Don’t see a program that meets your needs? Contact your local Outreach Manager to bring a program to your own school. It’s easier than you think.

Best of luck for an exciting new year ahead!

All my best,

Simone Marean
GLI Co-Founder and Executive Director


Eileen Fisher & Girls Leadership Institute Teaming Up to Change the Face of Leadership

Save the Date! Saturday, September 21

Eileen Fisher Promotion to Benefit Girls Leadership Institute

We are thrilled to announce that Eileen Fisher has once again chosen Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) as the nonprofit beneficiary for their fall in-store event. Eileen Fisher strongly believes that every girl has the ability to lead. For many years, they have been committed to improving the lives of girls and women in our communities.

On Saturday, September 21, you will receive $25 off all in-store purchases and 10% of proceeds that day will go directly to GLI.

These funds will be used to enhance our leadership programs in Colorado, New Jersey, and California. Please stop by one of the following participating locations to say hello and shop.

  • Colorado – Cherry Creek Eileen Fisher
  • New Jersey – Westfield Eileen Fisher
  • California – Palo Alto, Mill Valley, San Francisco, & Walnut Creek Eileen Fisher stores

You can also support us online using the coupon code 542300 at checkout. Offer expires September 21, 2013 at 11:59 EST. Minimum purchase of $50 and valid only in the US.

Thank you for your support of Girls Leadership Institute and Eileen Fisher.


GLI’s New Monthly Donor Program

With the start of a new school year and the beautiful fall season, August brings excitement and promise to many people. This is also true for GLI; this school year we will roll out our new strategic plan aimed at deepening our impact. In 2013, we reached close to seven thousand girls, parents, and educators. In 2014, we want that number to grow substantially. To extend our reach, we will increase programming and launch two exciting initiatives: research and content dissemination.

You can help us start the year strong by joining our new Monthly Donor Program. A recurring gift of any amount – $10, $20, or $50 – ensures a steady stream of support to GLI throughout the year. This helps us give girls the authority, permission, and skills to live lives of leadership. To show our appreciation, we will send you fun GLI swag and “love notes.”

Simone on Tour

Simone Marean smallThis fall, GLI Co-Founder and Executive Director Simone Marean will be touring the country with her presentation Raising Resilient Girls. Simone will share with parents and teachers how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence, and healthy relationships, preparing them to approach conflict as an opportunity for positive change.

Simone will be making stops in New York, New Jersey, Colorado, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and we hope you’ll join us for a presentation near you! For a full list of Simone’s speaking events, click here. More events coming soon! Hope to see you there.

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