Join HRP Mamas as we welcome back Crystyn Wright and Simone Marean from Girls Leadership for a live, interactive, virtual workshop.
What if this unprecedented time could be used as an opportunity for our girls to build skills for resilience over a lifetime?
Girls often feel an expectation to be happy, content, and confident, but over the past year, they've told us they’re actually feeling anxiety, disappointment, and loneliness.
In this 75-minute workshop, we will look at the gender expectations of girls and how living through a pandemic makes them more problematic than ever. We'll outline the hurdles, expectations, and points of contention girls face in today's world and provide tools for how to overcome conflicts. Then, we’ll invite families to reflect on how we might take advantage of this moment to model new habits rooted in wellness, resilience, and voice.
Simone Marean is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Girls Leadership, a national educational nonprofit that teaches girls to exercise the power of their voice. In Girls Leadership’s eleven years as a nonprofit, it has impacted over 300,000 girls, and is on track to reach one million girls by 2023. She began her career teaching in New York at Brearley and the Young Women’s Leadership School, taught at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa, and now presents the latest research and work on girls around the country, including at Google, Facebook, PwC, UBS, as well as on the Today Show and KQED’s Forum. Simone is a member of the Advisory Board for the Morgan Stanley Institute for Inclusion. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College, earned a master’s in education from NYU, and now lives with her family in Berkeley, CA.
Crystyn Wright is the owner of Minnie Endeavors, an educational and small business consulting company. She is from the Bronx, New York, but has lived and traveled nationally and internationally. She is an educator, entrepreneur and journalist who has always been active in various genres of the teaching programs in the arts. The Florida A&M University graduate has a B.S. in Journalism, and an MBA in Media Management from MCNY. As a Dow Jones Copy Editing Scholar, Crystyn has freelanced for various of publications including American Legacy Magazine and started her own magazine called NeoBlack Cinema. She has worked as a facilitator, instructor and coordinator with a number of organizations in educational and social leadership including; the Harlem Children’s Zone, Creative Connections, Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp), Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools and 1199’s Youth Mentoring Program. Crystyn has taught parents, teachers, adults and students, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, cultural enrichment, early childhood development, literacy through the arts, math skills, HSE (formerly known as GED) programs, life and career skills, professional development, dance and healthy living choices programs. Crystyn is excited about being a New York Educator for Girls Leadership where she can help girls acknowledge and explore their own external and internal value, and inspire them to become leaders in their communities and their world.