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Girls are more engaged and confident in single-sex environments

Forbes opinion article by Dana Hall

2015-03-05
"We need to expose girls to skills that will allow them to compete on a level playing field and launch successful careers when they leave school"

Girls are more engaged and confident in single-sex environments

Forbes opinion article by Dana Hall

Girls are more engaged and confident in single-sex environments

Caroline Erisman, Head of School at Dana Hall, a girls' independent school in Massachusetts, writes in an opinion piece for Forbes magazine that we need to expose girls to skills that will allow them to compete on a level playing field and launch successful careers when they leave school. 

She cites a report by the Center for American Progress showing that only 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, but says "there is reason for optimism" as the number of US companies owned by women has risen significantly in the past few years. Erisman argues that we need to raise girls as leaders, giving them the skills to become entrepreneurs, and that we should "foster all-girls programs that provide an atmosphere where girls excel as leaders without a male presence, because research shows that girls are more engaged, and exude more confidence and competitiveness in single-sex environments".

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Source: Forbes
"We need to expose girls to skills that will allow them to compete on a level playing field and launch successful careers when they leave school"

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