The Cofounder of National Nonprofit, Girls Leadership and Leadership Development Specialist at the Wurtele Center for Leadership at Smith College
Rachel Simmons is the author of the new book Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls With Courage and Confidence. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.
The cofounder of national nonprofit Girls Leadership, Rachel is an experienced curriculum writer and educator. She is currently the leadership development specialist at the Wurtele Center for Leadership at Smith College, and she is Girls Research-Scholar-in-Residence at the Hewitt School in New York.
Rachel was the host of the PBS television special, “A Girl’s Life,” and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times. She is a regular contributor to Good Morning America and appears often in the national media.