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Real Girls. Real Voices. Real Impact.

These Saturday workshops (free to Agnes Irwin girls; a nominal fee is charged if girls from other schools join us) are based on what we call “the pizza story”, a story often recounted by psychologist and author, Catherine Steiner-Adair. When you ask a 10-year-old girl what she wants on her pizza, Dr. Steiner-Adair says, she will assert her preferences: pepperoni, mushrooms, olives; when you ask a 13-year-old girl the same question, she says she’s not sure; and when you ask a 15-year-old girl, she defers: “I’ll have whatever you’re having.”

It is precisely this progression to loss of voice that the CAG research team works to combat through this three-part workshop series. This program compels girls to actively identify and practice their strengths as leaders and has three goals: growing girls’ voices, using that voice to impact the greater good, and strengthening leadership identity in each girl.

Workshop 1: How Do You See Your Selfie? This workshop helps girls own their values and their voices.

Workshop 2: What Do You Want on Your Pizza? This workshop focuses on collaborative problem solving and attaining group goals.

Workshop 3: What Do Seagulls, Snapchat, and Softball Have in Common? This workshop explores the intersection of STEM and leadership - and uses important lessons from science to inform leadership identity.

Additional workshops are being developed and will be launched in the near future. 

If you would like to find out more information, or are interested in registering your daughter for an upcoming workshop, please contact Alison Monzo at

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