Dear Friends,

March is always a great month in girl world. It is Women’s History Month and the month of International Women’s Day — an actual holiday in many countries! To participate in the GLI conversations about girls and women’s leadership, like our Facebook page. We’re always linking to timely articles about girls and women, along with GLI events and photos from our programs.

Today, we’re on our way to Boston for our sold out Girls Meets World Curriculum training for youth professionals. If you missed out on this one, no worries, we will be back with curriculum training in Beantown this fall, October 22 – 24, 2012. Now is the time to sign up, you can register.

We’re heading into spring getting more and more psyched for camp, which is filling up fast! To sign up and learn more click here.

Read on to learn more, find out about a totally caffeinated location for our next middle school parent/daughter workshop (that’s your hint about where we’re going), give a listen to one of our favorite singers, and hear Simone rock an NPR program about the gender gap in ambition.

All our best,

Simone Marean & Rachel Simmons

Parent-Daughter Weekend in Seattle!

SeattleSeattle is known for its coffee, bookstores, Pike Place Market and hipster edge – and now, for hosting a Parent-Daughter Weekend Workshop! Girls in grades 6-8 and parents are invited to join us at Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, WA on May 18th, 19th & 20th, 2012!

Eastside Preparatory School
10635 NE 38th Place
Kirkland, WA 98033
May 18, 19, and 20, 2012
Friday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The cost for this workshop is $350 and includes snacks & lunch on Saturday. These workshops are open to the public and scholarships are available.

Register or call 1-866-744-9102 for more information.


Listen Up!

Why do more than 1/3 of girls surveyed by the Girl Scouts say they would not be comfortable trying to be a leader? Last week Simone Marean was invited to join best-selling author Peggy Orenstein on Forum, a San Francisco NPR morning talk show. Simone, Peggy and About Face’s Jennifer Berger talk about the “ambition gap” that Sheryl Sandberg has been referring to in her recent speeches. Click here to hear to tune in.


March is Women’s History Month

Women's History MonthDid you know that over 50 million girls worldwide aren’t in school? Or that poverty and hunger disproportionately affect females, and 70 percent of the world’s poorest people are women?

March is Women’s History Month, and GLI just celebrated International Women’s Day. We urge you to read this article outlining ten things you can do to help women and girls. This is a wonderful time to sit down with the girl you love and talk with her about girlhood around the world. Consider watching the amazing Girl Effect video and ask her what she thinks!

GLI is proud to join the international celebration of women’s contributions worldwide – and to work every day to address the challenges facing women by intervening with girls today.


This Month’s Girl Find: Etta James

Etta JamesEtta James, one of the most powerful voices in modern musical history, passed away at the beginning of this year. Bridging the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, James won six Grammys. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. James endured tragic travails and personal problems, yet seldom let them affect her singing. Introduce your daughter to James’ music, an always soulful, dynamic, and extraordinary voice that fills the offices of GLI quite often!

Listen to one of our favorite Etta James songs.

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