It Takes More Than Passion! Our Young Girls Need Resilience to Thrive!

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”- William Shakespeare

Savvy, my baby girl, is an incredibly curious, brave, and happy child. She sees the world as an adventure and believes she can do anything. I believe in her power to be brilliant, but I also know how difficult it is to live your passion and make a difference when you a minority girl raised in a world where women worldwide are oppressed and must continually fight to have a voice.  Women not only are treated unequally and paid much lower than their male counterparts, but they are also harassed, threatened, and bullied (GamerGate). In order to ensure more than 12% of women thrive as leaders, CEOs, innovators, speakers, authors, and in STEM fields we need to guide our young girls to be resilient and fierce. Passion isn’t enough to make a mark on the world. Below is my keynote, The Path of the EdSHEro, I recently did for EFL Talks: Inspiring Women in ELT. Also, find some thoughts and my slides.

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