How do we Create Environments Where Both Men and Women can Thrive?
On March 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

On International Women’s Day this is the big question isn’t it? How do we create truly inclusive and empowering cultures in our families, schools and workplaces? Even those of us who truly desire to do so can be blinded by what we don’t even know we don’t even know. And that is just the beginning. […]

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Raising Moral Girls
On February 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

How do we help our girls develop a healthy moral code?   Embedded in an ethic of thriving at BRAVE we believe in the importance of Moral Courage — doing what is right even when there is a personal cost and Moral Care[1] — a morality built upon reciprocal relationships vs. rights and rules.   […]

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader
On March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

We stumbled across the connection between resiliency and leadership in the kind of serendipitous way that leaves you shaking your head. A friend was concerned about the students who were “slipping through the cracks” at high school. As he often said, they were not at risk of burning down the school, but they were definitely […]

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Pretty Princess or Wicked Witch
On January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

I grew up on stories of pretty princesses and wicked witches. It sometimes seemed that these were the main two options available to women – and who wants to be the wicked witch? We heard some stories of women who pioneered in their fields, of course, but they were certainly not told in Hollywood style […]

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The Beginnings of B.R.A.V.E.
On January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes a question is so compelling it becomes a quest. I had just turned down the leadership of an organization that taught confidence to women because I did not feel capable for the role. In retrospect, I, of course, can see the irony; but I couldn’t at the time. Now, looking around the room at […]

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