Rise of the Girl

Rise of the Girl

Around the world, we see with our own eyes that girls are driving change. From activists who campaign for social and racial equality to influencers who promote positive values – they are rising up. Girls are making their voices heard, ...

Author: Jo Wimble-Groves

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241555446

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

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Help your daughter fulfil her potential and achieve success in a challenging world. Does your beautiful, talented daughter constantly put herself down? Is she stuck in a cycle of comparing herself to others? Is she silent, withdrawn or argumentative when she comes home from school? Would she rather stay alone in her room than join a family day out? These are all signs that your daughter is struggling to cope with the demands of modern life. By following the advice in this book, you can help her to see how great she is, and how much greater she can become: a confident, resilient girl who is not afraid to aim high, work hard and bounce back. Inside the pages of this inspirational parenting book, you'll discover: - Practical advice for parents and carers of girls aged 6-11 - Action plans for 7 key areas of your daughter's social, emotional, and mental health - Guided dialogues with customisation options to make them age-appropriate - Practical parenting tips for raising a girl - Inspirational accounts from famous mums, dads, and daughters Successful entrepreneur, blogger and mum, Jo Wimble-Groves, identifies the 7 most common issues holding girls back from reaching their full potential - including poor self-esteem, peer pressure and fear of failure. With Jo's guided conversation starters and inspiring accounts from successful personalities, you will empower your daughters to face the challenges of childhood and prepare them for an amazing adulthood, as tomorrow's dreamers, doers and entrepreneurs.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls

As Macie was rising in the ranks of JPL, Barby saw her future at the institute faltering. ... The girl hadn't planned to be in the parade, but tryouts for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court were mandatory for every girl older than ...

Author: Nathalia Holt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316338912

Category: History

Page: 357

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The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women -- known as "human computers" -- who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. "If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." -- Entertainment Weekly
Categories: History

Bad Girls Rise Above the Madness

Bad Girls  Rise Above the Madness

GIRL. (BG)?. A Bad Girl (BG) doesn't respect rules or boundaries. She says and does whatever she feels without any regard for others, and she talks ... Heaven forbid someone confronts her; she is incapable of rising above the madness.

Author: Kikelomo Thompkins

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480815896

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

View: 347

In a world dominated by pop culture, society often relishes the self-destructive antics of famous women, and in response young women often adopt behaviors reflected by these celebrities. As an educator and author, Kikelomo Thompkins has witnessed the unsettling and negative behaviors of young adults who sell themselves short by adopting unsavory habits. Building on her observations and personal experiences, she now seeks to help so-called Bad Girls--young women with an array of destructive personality traits--find healthier ways of fulfilling themselves without getting caught up in the madness. This guide for young women offers advice on a wide range of topics, including public behavior, language, gossiping, personal finances, grooming and hygiene, and success in the workplace. Thompkins also explores how to use social media in a positive way; how to end a toxic relationship and start over; and how to reflect, change, and create a new you. With an open mind and heart, you can rid yourself of unhealthy and destructive habits, free yourself from everything that has been holding you back, and start on the path to true, lasting success.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Girl Rising

Girl Rising

Suma, speaking to Manjushree Thapa for Girl Rising. p.43: “I wanted to fight...” Suma, speaking to Manjushree Thapa for Girl Rising. p.44: “I love all my teachers...” Suma, Girl Rising interview footage. p.44: “Education is like the ...

Author: Tanya Lee Stone

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

ISBN: 9780553511482

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 268

A gorgeous, full-color oversized book about educating girls across the world inspired by the documentary that Entertainment Weekly says “every mother, sister, daughter, should see, as well as the men who love and support them.” This is the right book for the present moment and perfect for fans of inspirational nonfiction such as I Am Malala and anyone who believes that one girl can change the world. Worldwide, over 130 million girls are not in school. But one girl with courage is a revolution. Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty. Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone deftly uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others. She examines barriers to education in depth—early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination, and poverty—and shows how removing these barriers means not only a better life for girls, but safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities. With full-color photos from the film, infographics, and a compelling narrative, Girl Rising will inspire readers of all ages to join together in a growing movement to help change the world. A Junior Library Guild Selection Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year “A moving account of hardships and triumphs that is bound to inspire future activists, this is a devastating but crucial read.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Additional Praise for the Film: “Delivers . . . tangible hope that the world can be healed in a better future.” —Meryl Streep “Girl Rising stands as a testament to the power of information.” —The Los Angeles Times
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Women and Girls Rising

Women and Girls Rising

For more than two decades, girls' education has been recognized as a global priority and incorporated into ... This has translated into a large increase in the girl‐boy ratio in low-income countries, from 82 to 95 girls per 100 boys in ...

Author: Ellen Chesler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317482659

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

View: 684

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls – however worthy and important in their own right – also drive the prosperity, stability, and security of families, communities, and nations. Yet despite many indicators of progress, women and girls everywhere – including countries of the developed world – continue to confront barriers to their full and equal participation in social, economic, and political life. Capturing voices and experiences from around the world, this work documents the modern history of the global women’s movement - its many accomplishments and setbacks. Drawing together prominent pioneers and contemporary policymakers, activists, and scholars, the volume interrogates where and why progress has met resistance and been slowed, and examine the still unfinished agenda for change in national and international policy arenas. This history and roadmap are especially critical for younger generations who need a better understanding of this rich feminist legacy and the intense opposition that women’s movements have generated. This book creates a clear and forceful narrative about women’s agency and the central relevance of women’s rights movements to global and national policy-making.. It is essential reading for activists and policymakers, students and scholars alike.
Categories: Political Science

Geek Girl Rising

Geek Girl Rising

starting a cupcake business, and a rocketpowered skateboard that runs amok, was designed to entice girls as young as four to learn to code. It turns out that Ruby, Goldie's cool best friend, has a superpower—and it's computer ...

Author: Heather Cabot

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250112279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 341

"I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.” - Kelly Ripa Meet the women who aren’t asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it—building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work, and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan’s ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology and can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ju rez Girls Rising

Ju  rez Girls Rising

Just as Jessica Taft (2011) found in her study of activist girls across the Americas, the women in this study create, ... work in some ways conforms to but also challenges popular ideas about what it means to be a girl and a woman.

Author: Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452954653

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 848

Working-class girls in Ciudad Juárez grow up in a context marked by violence against women, the devastating effects of drug cartel wars, unresponsive and abusive authorities, and predatory U.S. capitalism: under constantly precarious conditions, these girls are often struggling to shape their lives and realize their aspirations. Juárez native Claudia G. Cervantes-Soon explores the vital role that transformative secondary education can play in promoting self-empowerment and a spirit of resistance to the violence and social injustice these girls encounter. Bringing together the voices of ten female students at Preparatoria Altavista, an innovative urban high school founded in 1968 on social justice principles, Cervantes-Soon offers a nuanced analysis of how students and their teachers together enact a transformative educational philosophy that promotes learning, self-authorship, and hope. Altavista’s curriculum is guided by the concept of autogestión, a holistic and dialectical approach to individual and collective identity formation rooted in the students’ experiences and a critical understanding of their social realities. Through its sensitive ethnography, this book shows how female students actively construct their own meaning of autogestión by making choices that they consider liberating and empowering. Juárez Girls Rising provides an alternative narrative to popular and often simplistic, sensationalizing, and stigmatizing discourses about those living in this urban borderland. By merging the story of Preparatoria Altavista with the voices of its students, this singular book provides a window into the possibilities and complexities of coming of age during a dystopic era in which youth hold on to their critical hope and cultivate their wisdom even as the options for the future appear to crumble before their eyes.
Categories: Education

Girls Rising

Girls Rising

Then ask each girl to think about a physical pose that best portrays the feelingstate they chose. * Ask each girl to station herself somewhere around the room, with some distance from other participants. * Give each girl a large easel ...

Author: Urana Jackson

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781941529195

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This guide for adults working with adolescent girls will help them explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves. Young people are hungry and capable of engaging in meaningful explorations of themselves and the world around them. Adolescent girls especially have a deep desire and capacity to know themselves and explore their own spirituality. Girls Rising is a workbook of activities designed for educators, mental health clinicians, youth workers, parents, and, in some cases, peer educators working with girls ages 13 — 17 that provides a process for them to explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves. The curriculum comprises of four themes surrounding self–awareness, empathy and communication skills, social engagement, and transpersonal exploration. Incorporates drawing, writing, music, media, role–playing, storytelling, and deeply penetrating interactive activities to help incite self–discovery, enhance relationships, and connect girls to a cause, principal, or source greater then themselves. Jackson’s guide offers teenage girls a unique opportunity to engage with their changing selves and their environment from a deeply soulful and creative place. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Psychology

Cornell Junior Extension Bulletin

Cornell Junior Extension Bulletin

A girl rises to meet an older woman , or a distinguished person either man or a woman , or to meet another girl or boy if the introduction is made by an older person . A girl need not rise to meet another boy or girl unless an older ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068108250

Category: Agricultural extension work

Page: 1290

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Categories: Agricultural extension work