About Rachel

My books, workshops and curriculum help girls become young women with integrity, self-awareness and personal authority.

This kind of success is a two-part equation. It’s about knowing yourself: how you feel, what you think and what you need. It’s also the ability to act on who you are in your relationships. I am proud to combine rigorous research with down-to-earth, fun content delivery. I help girls access the silliness and joy that many lose touch with on the road to finding their voices. My most important knowledge comes from the hard-earned wisdom of living with and teaching girls for over ten years. I look forward to sharing it with you.

My work is guided by three core beliefs:
  1. A Connected Girl is a Happy Girl

    Authentic, trusting relationships increase girls' resilience and embolden them to feel confident, motivated and inspired. When girls have the tools to choose the right relationships and manage conflict, we reduce the incidence of bullying and aggression.
  2. Relationships are the “Fourth R”

    Relationships are one of girls' most important classrooms. Relationships are where girls learn the skills to express their needs, accommodate others, and take healthy risks, among other lessons. My work gives girls tools to navigate the powerful social pressure to sacrifice one's needs to make others happy. This kind of integrity and balance forms the foundation for success in all areas of life: school, sports and extracurricular activities – and later, the workplace and family.
  3. True Change Begins with Us:
    The Adults Invested in Girls’ Success

    No matter how big your community – as big as a school, or as small as your family – we are powerful teachers. We have to walk the talk if we want our girls to have the courage to do the same.

Latest News

Joining Other Women Trailblazers, Rachel Becomes an AOL Maker (VIDEO)

November 7th, 2014

Rachel’s story joins MAKERS.com – videos of trailblazing women.

Rachel is Appointed to the Wellesley Centers For Women Council of Advisors

September 8th, 2014

Rachel is proud to announce her appointment to the Wellesley Centers for Women’s (WCW) Council of Advisors. The WCW is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training programs on issues that put women’s lives and […]