Upcoming Center Events
The Center for the Advancement of Girls proudly welcomes Dr. Michele Borba to Agnes Irwin to discuss Developing Girls of Character.
Wednesday, October 27 | 6:30 p.m.
This event is supported by the Clower Family Speakers' Fund.
oin us on campus to hear from Michele Borba, Ed.D. and engage in conversation about what we can do as parents and educators to support our girls in becoming their best selves. Dr. Borba is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s social-emotional intelligence and character. She will discuss key insights from her most recent work, Thrivers, which focuses on key character traits children need to roll with the punches and succeed in life.
Embracing Failure with Jessica Lahey
Wednesday, March 16
Jessica Lahey is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. Research tells us that girls in particular are risk-averse. How might we cultivate a culture that embraces failure as a part of the learning and growing process? Lahey focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 16th to hear how educators and parents can embrace failure as an essential part of learning and play a role in helping our girls do the same.
Raising Confident, Capable Adults with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Thursday, April 7
Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a TED Talk that has more than 5 million views. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. Join us in person on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation that will empower you as a parent of girls!