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Fri, Mar 2, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Girls and the Ambition Gap


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A recent study commissioned by the Girl Scouts found more than a third of girls surveyed between the ages of eight and 17 said they would not feel comfortable trying to be a leader. We look at the so-called gender ambition gap. What can be done to help raise strong and self-confident girls?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Jennifer Berger, executive director of About-Face, a non-profit which tries to help women with self-esteem and body issues
  • Peggy Orenstein, author of "Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture" and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine
  • Simone Marean, executive director of the Girls Leadership Institute, a national non-profit based in Emeryville

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