The Bronxville School will welcome Rachel Simmons – a New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of Girls Leadership, a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to developing leadership skills in girls – as a guest speaker on Feb. 28. She will share strategies to help young girls move beyond the standards of success to live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.
Thanks to the generous support of the Bronxville School Foundation, the district has partnered with Girls Leadership to bring speakers to educate parents, students and faculty on practical strategies for young women to develop the self-advocacy skills necessary for true leadership.
“We are pleased to continue this important conversation in Bronxville,” Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Mara Koetke said. “Leadership is one of the four dispositions of the Bronxville Promise, and we feel strongly that empowering our girls to embrace the skills of leadership is central to our mission.”
Simmons will address students and faculty members during the school day, and parents and community members at 7 p.m. at the Bronxville School auditorium.
The event, which is generously sponsored by the Bronxville School Foundation and PTA B*well Committee, coincides with Simmons’ new book release, Enough As She Is. The event is free, but community members are encouraged to register by visiting www.rachelsimmons.com/tour as seats are limited and filling quickly.
For more information on Girls Leadership, visit www.girlsleadership.org.