POSTPONED: Leadership Intensive: Skills for Risk Taking, Networking, and Self-Compassion

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Westover School, Middlebury, CT
  • Posted 8 months ago


When : December 4th, 2019
Where : Westover School, Middlebury, CT
Topics : leadership
Cost : $90 (10% discount for groups of 4 or more)



A continuation of our Women in Leadership Series

9 am – 3 pm

Effective leadership requires leaving your comfort zone in the face of uncertainty, leveraging your network, and the ability to recover after a setback. Research finds that systemic discrimination has put many women at a disadvantage in these areas. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn and practice skills for risk taking, networking, and resilience.

Keynote Speaker: Rachel J Simmons

Rachel Simmons is the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.

The co-founder of national nonprofit Girls Leadership, she is an experienced curriculum writer and educator. She is currently the leadership development specialist at the Wurtele Center for Leadership at Smith College, and is Girls Research Scholar in Residence at The Hewitt School in New York. Rachel has served as a national spokesperson for the Always #LikeAGirl and Keds Brave Life Project campaigns, and consults nationally on women’s professional development.

Rachel was the host of the PBS television special, “A Girl’s Life,” and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times. Rachel is a regular contributor to Good Morning America and appears often in the national media. Odd Girl Out was adapted into a highly acclaimed Lifetime television movie. Rachel lives in Western Massachusetts with her daughter.

This workshop is the 2nd in our series of Women in Leadership programming. Prior attendance at a Women in Leadership program is not required.

$90 per person (register 4 or more for a 10% discount off your school’s total registration fee – enter 10percent when prompted during registration)

Location Westover School, Middlebury, CT