Join live or receive a link to the recording and earn a CE certificate

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Fostering Leadership in Women and Girls

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

girls global education

Presented by Kathy Hurley, CEO, and Deb deVries, President, Girls Thinking Global
Sponsored by Girls Thinking Global


Deb deVries and Kathy Hurley, co-founders of Girls Thinking Global, a nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment and education of adolescent girls and young women worldwide presented the first webinar for the Girls Thinking Global community. Deb and Kathy led an engaging conversation on some of the latest research on the strengths of women and leaders, and real life experiences of women who have achieved significant leadership roles in education and business based on interviews conducted with women leaders from Kathy Hurley’s book, Real Women, Real Leaders.

What are the qualities that make women good leaders? How can we begin to nurture these qualities in girls from a young age? How can we help girls all around the world to get an education and reach their potential? Teachers, administrators, education industry executives, parents, and students will benefit from this first presentation hosted by the Girls Thinking Global community.

Join the Girls Thinking Global community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.

kathy hurleyKathy Hurley is co-founder and CEO of Girls Thinking Global, a nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment and education of girls and young women worldwide. Most recently, Kathy held the position of Executive Vice President Education Alliances, for the Pearson Foundation, and is a 40+ year veteran of the education industry. She is sought after to speak and participate as a thought leader and her global commitment and wealth of knowledge helps organizations develop new and innovative approaches to education. In 2013, Kathy was selected as a Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University for 2014. Kathy holds a B.A. degree in special education from the University of Dayton and a Master’s degree in education from Jersey City State College and is a former NJ teacher. Kathy is based in Washington, D.C., and along with Priscilla Shumway, recently co-edited their first book, Real Women, Real Leaders, featuring 24 women who are top leaders in their field.

deb devriesDeb deVries, co-founder and President of Girls Thinking Global, has over 30 years of experience in the education industry. She began her career in the classroom after earning her masters degree at the University of Utah. She specialized in early education/special education before joining the private sector. She has held marketing and sales leadership positions supporting educational technology in K-12 schools nationwide. Deb was one of the 3 founders of the Making It Happen award in 1995 and knows first hand the power of recognition to empower and encourage individuals. Deb has served on the Board of Directors for several key industry and education associations, including the National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF), the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC), ISTE, and the Education Division Board of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). In 2014, she retired from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and since then has focused on independent consulting and developing Girls Thinking Global with her long time colleague and good friend, Kathy Hurley.


A CE certificate will be emailed to live attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.

Girls Thinking GlobalGirls Thinking Global (GTG), a global community of organizations serving girls and young women by leveraging technology to create a collaborative space that connects best practices, knowledge, and expertise.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Event Tags:
, , ,
Back to Top