Essential Questions

Join girls’ school educators from around the world as we explore essential questions related to empowering and educating girls to enact change locally and globally.

  • What role have girls’ schools played in transforming the political, cultural, and social landscape for women?
  • How are girls’ schools engaging with their local, national, and global communities to provide their students with authentic learning experiences? How will this engagement change as a result of COVID-19 restrictions?
  • Why are women still underrepresented in government at all levels as well as in corporate and institutional leadership positions, and what can educators do to help empower girls and young women to use their voices to enact change? What does this look like during distance learning?
  • How can educators help girls develop their “voice” and encourage them to use it, both now and in the future? What does this important work look like in a virtual setting?
  • What connections are there between health and wellness and girls developing their “voice”?
  • How do girls’ schools encourage healthy dissent, respect for different viewpoints, and an appreciation for civil discourse—particularly when so many of these discussions are now happening online?
  • 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? How has the COVID-19 global pandemic impacted empowerment of girls and women in unique ways?
  • Where does the concept of power—both political and financial—come into play when educating girls?