How Simone Biles Is Shaping a New Narrative of What Makes a Leader

Faulty assumptions based on race are nothing new, but they continue to unfairly heighten the bar for girls of color. And there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to talk about Simone Biles. She has created a bar all her own, and she is redefining leadership in a way that reflects the values of a shifting demographic in the US where the majority of youth are youth of color. This redefinition reflects the research of Girls Leadership, yes, and can serve as an ongoing lesson for all of us.

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