The Girls Index: New Insights into the Complex World of Today’s Girls

GWP Members Only Program
Friday, January 31, 2020
12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
Koppers Building, E.P. Mellon Room, Lower Level Conference Center
436 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15219
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Join us to learn the newest insights and practical intervention strategies from Dr. Lisa Hinkelman as she presents original research from The Girls’ Index, the country’s largest, first-of-its-kind national survey designed to develop a deeper understanding of the thoughts, experiences, perceptions, beliefs, behaviors and attitudes of teen girls throughout the United States. 

While a plethora of research exists on the economic status, health trends, safety and crime victimization, drug use and risk-behavior of teens, there is little data that delves deeper into the lived experiences of girls and provides the opportunity for girls to share their thoughts and opinions related to a variety of relevant issues currently impacting their lives.  

From confidence, body image, sexting and social media to school, academics, career planning and leadership, this presentation provides insight for adults to recognize and address the challenges impacting girls.

This will be a brown-bag session, so feel to bring a lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.


Lisa Hinkelman, Ph.D is a nationally recognized researcher, speaker  and author who is a foremost authority on educating and empowering girls and creating environments that foster girls’ confidence, self-esteem and successful decision-making. She has spent more than ten years researching girls and education adults both as a professor at The Ohio State University and as the Founder and CEO of the national non-profit Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX), an organization that delivers evidence-based programming, research, education and training focused on the critical issues impacting girls.

Lisa grew up in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Chatham College. She is the author of the award-winning book, ‘Girls Without Limits: Helping Girls Achieve Healthy Relationships Academic Success and Interpersonal Strength’, Corwin Press, 2013. She works with schools, corporations, associations and organizations across the country to address the social, emotional, educational, safety and leadership issues impacting girls.

We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions about the venue, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. 

The closest garages to the Koppers Building are Smithfield/Liberty Garage and Mellon Garage. Parking garage information is available via the ParkPGH app.

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