Marisa Porges: How to Raise Resilient Women

Join us to hear Marisa Porges (AB '00), head of the Baldwin School, discuss her new book, What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women.

What do girls really need to succeed?  Children today face an uncertain future, and parents and teachers can’t fully predict what’s in store for their daughter and sons. But one thing is clear: Our kids need a new set of skills to succeed. Girls, in particular, must nurture essential traits to fully flourish. Students hit the ground running today, entering a school system that carries high expectations on their way to a college application process that is more demanding than ever. After school, young women enter a competitive job market, still complicated by sexism and the possibility of harassment. But the ways we define leadership are also changing, and the women stepping into those roles are mapping new paths to inhabiting traits like grit, resilience, audacity, and self-confidence. What Girls Need shows how parents and educators can foster these critical twenty-first-century skills in our girls and help them to recognize and nurture their inherent strengths—to not just thrive but also find joy and purpose as they come of age in our ever-evolving world.


Date: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020porges

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm - Eastern time

Cost: Free to attend

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Event Organizer: Harvard Club of Philadelphia

About the speaker:

Marisa Porges, PhD, is the eighth Head of School for The Baldwin School, a 130-year-old allgirls school outside of Philadelphia renowned for academic excellence and for preparing girls to be leaders and change-makers. Dr. Porges served in the Obama White House; was a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and the Council on Foreign Relations, where her research focused on worldwide counterterrorism efforts; and served in the U.S. Navy as one of eight female aviators in an air wing of two hundred. She lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, with her family.






7:30PM - 8:30PM Thu 3 Dec 2020, Eastern timezone


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