Conversations with Rachel

Enough As She Is

Have you ever read a book and wanted to ask the author for further insight? Wished you had the opportunity to ask questions or challenge premises? Or better understand the research or examples cited in the book—from the writer herself?

NCGS is thrilled to partner with New York Times bestselling author and educator Rachel Simmons to offer an online discussion series for you to dive deeply into her new book, Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Lives. During this live experience, educators and administrators will engage in dialogue with Rachel and each other using a videoconferencing platform.

Participants will also have access to a dedicated site where they can enjoy additional resources recommended by Rachel, share thoughts on the issues addressed in the book, and pose questions.

Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, the Conversations with Rachel series is comprised of four sessions that will take place every Monday in April from 4:00 to 5:15 PM ET on the following dates:

  • April 9, 2018
  • April 16, 2018
  • April 23, 2018
  • April 30, 2018

The fee to participate in the Conversations with Rachel online discussion series is $250 per person (fee includes a copy of the book, Enough as She Is). Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to register.

About Rachel Simmons
Rachel 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: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls With Courage and Confidence. 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 cofounder of the 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 in corporations.

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.

You can follow Rachel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information, please visit

About Enough As She Is

Enough As She Is gives adults the tools to help girls reject "supergirl" pressure, overcome stress, and become resilient adults with healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.

"This book is an essential resource for educators committed to building girls’ resilience as learners."
--Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

"Enough As She Is is a true gift for parents, teachers, or anyone else in a position to shape and educate the women who will run the world very soon. My copy is filled with sticky notes, exclamation points, and underlined sentences, and I know for a fact that the advice contained in this book will help me be a more aware, supportive, and effective teacher to my female students."
--Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure

"This is the book parents have been waiting for. With levels of stress, anxiety and depression soaring among children and teens, raising girls has never been more challenging. With Enough As She Is national girl expert Rachel Simmons gives families the tools they need to redefine success for their daughters so they can truly thrive."
--Arianna Huffington

Make Enough As She Is Your School's Summer Read

As part of our partnership, Rachel is generously offering a discount to NCGS member schools that select Enough As She Is for a summer read for faculty/staff and/or parents. Discounts are available for bulk orders as follows:

  • 25-99 books = 32% off
  • 100-499 books = 35% off
  • 500 or more books = 40% off

Please note bulk orders are non-returnable and copies purchased at a discount must be given away for free and are not to be resold. To place a bulk order for your school, please email Heidi Lewis at Politics and Prose at

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