research copyGirls Leadership’s Research Program explores and answers knowledge gaps in girls’ psychology, development, and leadership. Led by co-founder Rachel Simmons, our research is widely distributed to girl-serving organizations, advocates, and policy makers, as well as packaged into lesson plans, programs and modules for parents and teachers. GL’s research is made possible through partnerships with academics, research firms, and donors. If you are interested in supporting or co-sponsoring our efforts, please contact us.

Each October 11th we celebrate International Day of the Girl. According to UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are …

Read the Full Study Our inaugural study, Dare to Dream, Dare to Act: What Girls Say About Bravery, explored how teen girls and boys define bravery, what prevents them from being brave, and the assets youth need in order to live brave lives. Sponsored by the Keds Brave Life Project, the study surveyed 1056 girls …