Save them from bullying.
The Womenís Fund presented best-selling author Rachel Simmons,
nationally-recognized expert on bullying among girls.
Bullying among girls hurts today and impacts tomorrow.
That is why The Womenís Fund brought to the
Rachel Simmons, New
York Times bestselling author of
Odd Girl Out: The
Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (2003)
and the new The Curse of the Good
This important three-part event was both a community service to help
middle and high school girls who struggle with bullying
every day and a fundraiser for The Womenís Fund.
We reached nearly 1000 people, including high school girls, parents, and over 100 educators. More than 500 people attended the evening program at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The Women's Fund offered free tickets to
families who could not afford to purchase evening
tickets, available through principals of
area public schools, directors of non-profits, and leaders of faith-based organizations. We are pleased to have given out almost 200 free tickets.
Here are some comments we received about Rachel's presentations:
I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful event that was yesterday morning. The girls were very enthusiastic about what they had seen and heard and Rachel Simmons was an engaging and dynamic presenter. We look forward to following up with the students in smaller groups. Many thanks to you and the Women's Fund for such a memorable time.
Mary Convertino, Academy of the Holy Names
Thank you! It was definitely a worthwhile event!
Helen, our guidance counselor, and her daughter (a middle schooler) attended the evening session and found it to be very good as well. Helen was one of our chaperones in the morning. She has actually shown Rachelís film to her health class in years past and had the opportunity to tell that to Rachel. Helen is actually going to send her a handout that she uses with the girls after they view the film. Isnít that great?!
I thought the event was terrific and we were very pleased to be a part of it.
Thank you for organizing it.
Ann Wendth, Albany Academies
Our teachers said the afternoon session was superb, as well. Rachel got rave reviews for both content and presentation style. Thanks for including us!
Trudy Hall, Headmistress, Emma Willard School
Offering inspiring and humorous
presentations, Rachel Simmons has
appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show,
Today, Dateline NBC and NPR, and will be featured on
PBS shortly before her visit. To see Rachel on the Today Show, click on the color photo below.
Fighting the rise of girl bullies
For more information on
Rachel Simmons, please visit
This event is possible thanks to the following sponsors:
Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP
| Academy of the Holy Names
|| The Albany Academies
|| Emma Willard School
|| The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
Thank you also to Junior League
of Albany and
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
for their support.
Program made possible in part through grants from:
- The William and Mary Barnet Family Foundation, a supporting organization of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region; and
- The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.