2015 Educating Girls Symposium in NYC
The Educating Girls Symposium, co-hosted by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), was a convening of educators and administrators to exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls. Discussions revolved around the intersection of leadership, resilience, and wellness. Featured speaker Rachel Simmons opened the day explaining we must define girls’ leadership in a way that is directly linked to the practice of self-care and self-compassion. Participants explored this concept in small groups and brainstormed strategies to incorporate a more expansive vision of “leadership from within” into their day-to-day work with girls.
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