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Leadership Institute Founder Speaks on 'Raising Resilient Girls' at Oak Knoll Feb. 6

Simone Marean will speak at Oak Knoll School Feb. 6.

SUMMIT, NJ - Simone Marean, founder and executive director of Girls Leadership, will present her acclaimed talk on girls’ resilience at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child February 6, beginning at 7 p.m.

Marean will speak to the pressures that are unique to being a girl in 2017 and discuss ways to successfully navigate these challenges through her acclaimed talk, “Raising Resilient Girls.” The event is free and open to the public.

Drawing upon Marean’s years of teaching Girls Leadership programs, the discussion will cover the development of girl dynamics spanning education from pre-school through high school.

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Marean has presented across the country and internationally, most notably at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and the American School in Dubai. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree in educational theatre from New York University before embarking on a teaching career in New York City, including at the Young Women’s Leadership School and the Brearley School.

Marean, who now resides in Berkeley, CA, also sits on the board of directors for the Julia Morgan School for Girls in Oakland, CA.

Girls Leadership, also headquartered in Oakland, runs in-person programs across the country, with a goal of teaching girls "the skills needed to become leaders who make change in their world." The organization also maintains a residential summer program at Mount Holyoke College in Hadley, MA, and staffs dedicated educators who offer parent education programs in California, Colorado, New Jersey and New York.

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