Essential Questions

  • How has the political, cultural, and social landscape changed for women, and what role has all-girls education played in this transformation?
  • How are girls’ schools engaging with their local, national, and global communities to provide their students with authentic learning experiences?
  • Why are women still underrepresented in government at all levels as well as in corporate and institutional leadership positions? What can educators do to help empower girls and young women to use their voices to enact change?
  • How can educators help girls find their “voice” and encourage them to think how they want to use it, both now and in the future?
  • How do girls’ schools encourage healthy dissent, respect for different viewpoints, and an appreciation for civil discourse—all necessary tools when working for the betterment of a community?
  • How can we best support and train faculty in handling disparate views and difficult conversations?
  • What did power/empowerment look like for women 100 years ago? What does it look like now? What will it look like in the future?
  • Where does the concept of power—both political and financial—come into play when educating girls?
  • What is the connection between health and wellness and girls developing their “voice”?