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Educating Girls Conference: Be Well, Lead Well*

Date: Monday - April 06, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Nightingale-Bamford School

20 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
Speaker: Rachel Simmons
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*"Be Well, Lead Well" is a tagline for Hathaway Brown School

Co-Sponsored by
National Coalition of Girls' Schools
New York State Association of Independent Schools

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 Educating Girls Conference, co-hosted by NYSAIS and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, is a biennial opportunity for educators to convene and exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls. This year, the conference is entitled “Be Well, Lead Well,”* and discussions will revolve around the intersection of leadership, resilience, and wellness. Featured speaker Rachel Simmons argues we must define girls’ leadership in a way that is directly linked to the practice of self-care and self-compassion. Participants will explore this concept in small groups and brainstorm strategies to incorporate a more expansive vision of “leadership from within” into their day-to-day work with girls.

We are enormously grateful to the Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, OH, for allowing us to adopt the title of their successful leadership and wellness initiative for this conference.


9:00 am – 9:45 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking in Student Center

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Keynote by Rachel Simmons in Auditorium

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Session A  Course catalog

12:10 – 1:00 pm


Lunch 1 in Student Center

Breakout Session B1  Course catalog

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch 2 in Student Center

Breakout Session B2  Course catalog

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

Small Group Discussions (room # on your badge)

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm

Conclusions by Rachel Simmons in Auditorium

Course catalog of breakout workshops

There is no advance signup for workshops

Presenter Registration: Presenters may attend the conference at no charge. If there are co-presenters, up to three (3) total may attend at no charge.


If you have questions concerning this CFP or the selection process, please contact:

Barbara Swanson, Associate Director for Professional Development

Jen Shakeshaft, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Professional Development

Directions to Nightingale

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Nightingale-Bamford is located on the south side of East 92nd Street, between Fifth and Madison.


By bus, take the M1, M2, M3, or M4, which run along Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. On the subway, take the 4, 5, or 6 train to the 86th Street station and walk north to 92nd Street. To get to Nightingale from the west side of Manhattan, simply take the M86 or M96 crosstown bus.


Gallant Parking
182 East 95th Street
Between Third and Lexington

40 East 89th Street
Between Madison and Park

Sylvan Parking
60 East 90th Street
Between Madison and Park

Rachel Simmons has provided the girl-serving community for over a decade with the cutting edge knowledge it needs to succeed. As the face of multiple national campaigns, Rachel is a passionate spokeswoman for social change initiatives. Rachel has developed original programs for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa and Smith College, among many other educational institutions. Recent collaborations include: Lean In’s Ban Bossy campaign, Keds Brave Life Project, and Secret Mean Stinks.

Rachel Simmons' website

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Registration and Credit Card Payment

Group discounts for schools sending 10 or more participants

 Fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch and all materials

Early Registration Fees apply until 2 weeks before the event

  • NYSAIS members - $180.00
  • Non-members - $205.00

Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event

  • NYSAIS members - $195.00
  • Non-members - $230.00

* Note: Payment is by credit card only.

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