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Educating Girls

Date: Monday - January 03, 2011
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Chapin School

Workshop is Full
Nancy Hopkins & Lyn Mikel Brown
The Chapin School
100 East End Avenue,
New York, 10028
All Grades

Information for attendees:

  • Click here for a spreadsheet of registrants. This list will not be available at the event.
  • Click here for the printable description of workshops. Be sure to review the selections in advance and choose a first and second choice since space is first come - first served.


Workshop is Full
This workshop will combine theory and practice to help schools improve the educational journey for girls in girls’ schools and coed schools, thereby improving the experience for all learners. The event is for all educators who work with girls, at all educational levels. The day will focus on academics, peer relationships, leadership, and more, and will include compelling speakers as well has practical applications.

In order to take advantage of one anothers' expertise, teachers and administrators are encouraged to submit a proposal for a one-hour workshop on working effectively with girls, using this form. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 15, 2010.

Schools sending a team of educators will gain the most benefit from the day. Schools sending 10 or more participants should contact Barbara Swanson for special group pricing.

Schedule (additional details to come)

8:30 – 9:00

Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome, Introductions

9:15 –10:15

Mirage of Equality: Women in Science, why so few?
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Hopkins

We frequently read articles about the shortage of women in science, math and engineering, particularly at the high end of the profession.  Why are women still so under-represented in these fields?  An analysis of this problem at MIT in the late 1990s revealed a series of barriers that have contributed to keeping the numbers of women low.  This study led to institutional changes that have increased the numbers of women faculty dramatically, ensured their equitable treatment, and brought many women into leadership roles including as President of the university.  In this talk I will reflect on what it takes to educate women who become scientists and encourage them not to become part of the leaky pipeline.

10:15 –10:30


10:30 –11:30

Workshops 1 - Click here for all the breakout workshops

11:30 – 12:30

Panel of Alumnae

12:30 –1:15


1:15 – 2:15

Workshops 2 - Click here for all the breakout workshops

2:15 –2:30


2:30 – 3:30

Packaging Girlhood: Media and Marketing Influences on Girls
Speaker: Lyn Mikel Brown

Marketers and media corporations are working hard to target girls.  Pop culture is filled with sexualized “Gossip Girls” obsessed with boys, shopping, and dieting. Girls are told that Victoria’s Secret thongs are “aspirational,” that uploading images of their American Apparel-clad bottoms to be scored and judged is “girl power”, and that choosing “stupid” over “smart” by flashing their breasts, as Diesel suggests, is fun and funny.  As educators, parents, and providers, we need to be savvier about the way we talk with girls about these messages and engage them in speaking up for themselves and other girls. In this multi-media presentation, Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown will talk about what parents, teachers, and girls can do to counteract the constant barrage of media messages that encourage accessorizing over academics, sex appeal over sports, and fashion over friends. Girls need opportunities to think and work together, public spaces to critique and talk back, and tools to demand a more diverse and healthier set of messages. Dr. Brown will introduce Powered By Girl, a national media literacy campaign designed to connect girls with one another and give them the knowledge, creativetools, and opportunities to demand more realistic and positive versions of girlhood. 

3:30 – 4:00


Nancy Hopkins is the Amgen, Inc. Professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy.

She graduated from the Spence School in 1960, obtained a BA from Radcliffe College in 1964, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She was a postdoctoral fellow of James D. Watson and Robert Pollack at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  Hopkins joined the MIT faculty in 1974. She first worked on viruses that cause cancer in mice, but then switched fields to study early vertebrate development using zebrafish. Today Hopkins’ lab focuses on using the zebrafish as a cancer model.  In 1995 Hopkins chaired the first Committee on Women Faculty in the School of Science at MIT. A summary of the committee’s findings in 1999 came to be known as the MIT Report on the Status of Women in Science.  Hopkins served in the MIT central administration for four years to promote gender equity issues.

Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D. is a mom, professor, and community activist. Her work on girls’ social and psychological development has consistently broken new ground and challenged old perceptions. She is the co-author, with Carol Gilligan, of Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development, a 1992 New York Times Notable Book of the Year that helped spark an international debate about the lives of girls and redefine our understanding of female development.  Dr. Brown has written three other acclaimed books on girls’ social and psychological development: Raising Their Voices: The Politics of Girls' Anger; Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls; Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters From Marketer’s Schemes (with Sharon Lamb; 2006 winner of a Books For A Better Life Award); and most recently Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes (with Sharon Lamb and Mark Tappan).
Dr. Brown received her doctorate from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology and was a founding member of the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development. She is Professor of Education and Human Development at Colby College in Maine and co-creator of the nonprofit Hardy Girls Healthy Women (www.hghw.org), where she works with communities to support girls’ healthy development and education. Her curricular materials are helping to address concerns about girlfighting and biased-based harassment in schools across the nation.
Dr. Brown has been a recipient of the Maine Women’s Fund Sarah Orne Jewett Award, an American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Scholar-in-Residence Award, and a winner of a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for encouraging healthy resistance in girls. She was a member of The American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Adolescent Girls, and is the Public Interest Chair for APA Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women.  
Dr. Brown lives in Waterville, Maine with her partner Dr. Mark Tappan and their 15 year old daughter, Maya.

Out of Town Travelers -- special hotel room block information
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
410 East 92nd Street · New York, New York 10128 USA

Call (800) 321-2211 and reference the Chapin School Room Block to make reservations at the group rate of $159.00.  Or book directly online:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/NYCMH?groupCode=tcstcsa&app=resvlink&fromdate= 1/2/2011&todate=1/3/2011

**Please note  if you attempt to make your reservation to check in prior to 1/2/2011, or if you choose to stay beyond 1/3/2011, the system will respond that there are no rooms available.

Cutoff date for the block is 12/10/2010.   Make  reservations prior to this date.  At that time, any remaining rooms in the block will be released for general sale and additional reservations will no longer be available at the discounted group rate.

 Workshop is Full
Registration and Credit Card Payment

Schools sending 10 or more participants should contact Barbara Swanson for special group pricing.

 Fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch and all materials

Early Registration Fees apply until 2 weeks before the event
  • NYSAIS members - $150.00 -
  • Non-members - $175.00 -
Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event
  • NYSAIS members - $165.00 -
  • Non-members - $200.00 - 
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