Raising Girls’ Voices Blog

Lessons from Iceland, the World’s Most Women-Empowering Nation

Lessons from Iceland, the World’s Most Women-Empowering Nation

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I find myself thinking about role models who inspire gender equity and encourage political...

Our Students, Our Schools, Our Future

Our Students, Our Schools, Our Future

NCGS engages the power of many voices to strengthen our schools, communities, and world. Now is a time when we...

Trailblazer and Changemaker: Billie Jean King

Trailblazer and Changemaker: Billie Jean King

A trailblazer and changemaker on and off the tennis court, Billie Jean King, named one of the “100 Most Important...

To Inspire Girls Today, Honor the Groundbreaking Women of History

To Inspire Girls Today, Honor the Groundbreaking Women of History

This weekend, one of the country’s preeminent computer scientists celebrates a birthday. Not Bill Gates or Larry Page. And not...

Fail Gloriously, Lead Boldly*

Fail Gloriously, Lead Boldly*

One of the highlights of my year has been meeting with a group of upper school girls (recipients of the...

Stand Up—and Speak Up—for Girls’ Education Around the World

Stand Up—and Speak Up—for Girls’ Education Around the World

In celebration of International Day of the Girl, NCGS launches, in collaboration with its Global Forum on Girls’ Education® II...

STEP: The Choreography of Life In and Outside of The Young Women’s Leadership Schools

STEP: The Choreography of Life In and Outside of The Young Women’s Leadership Schools

If you want to witness the true greatness of America, turn off your television sets, stop listening to the noise...

Girls’ Schools: Where Girls Speak Without Interruption

Girls’ Schools: Where Girls Speak Without Interruption

The New York Times ran last week the article, “The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women.” The article states, “Academic...

Summertime Reading for Girls

Summertime Reading for Girls

As another school year winds down, days are filled with final exams and report cards, end-of-year traditions and graduation. Then...

Girls’ Schools Redefine Leadership: Part 2 of 2

Girls’ Schools Redefine Leadership: Part 2 of 2

This article is part two of a two-part series on how leadership is viewed and taught in girls’ schools. Click...

Girls’ Schools Redefine Leadership: Part 1 of 2

Girls’ Schools Redefine Leadership: Part 1 of 2

This article is part one of a two-part series on how leadership is viewed and taught in girls’ schools. In...

Growing Up at a Girls’ School

Growing Up at a Girls’ School

I never could have imagined as a shy four-year-old in 2004, that I would turn into a confident, mature, and...