Exploring how to bring health, wellness, leadership and power together
An initiative within a K-12 school for girls in Shaker Heights, OH.
Today girls and women are re-imagining leadership, expanding the definition of the term beyond titles and rank. Their sense of leadership is expanding to reflect a world that is hyper-connected and rapidly changing. Girls today want to become intentional leaders of their own lives while working to make the world a better place.
Addressing Hathaway Brown students' needs as emerging leaders requires immersing them in a culture that help girls imagine and approach leadership work with new possibilities in mind. We are hosting a number of conversations to discover more about achieving success that includes a sense of well-being.
"“At HB, girls and women are not simply assuming leadership positions, they are reinventing them. The leadership landscape is changing as quickly as the world is changing. We want HB girls to be able to filter stories of leadership shared in mainstream media and to spend time thinking about what it truly takes to lead well. Our girls are placing an emphasis on the why of leadership, choosing these roles as a way of making our world better. Girls and women also are discovering ways to bring a sense of well-being into leadership. Their measures of success include more than power and status, but also deep concern for the welfare of the people, communities, and futures involved. As our girls bring forward ideas about how to make the world more efficient, more meaningful, more compassionate, and more creative we want to encourage and inform them. Activities, discussions, and role models in every division help HB girls develop examine their leadership practices and explore new ones, gaining valuable feedback and inspiration along the way. The Center for Leadership and Well-Being is being created to support girls as emerging leaders in a complex world.”
Koyen Parikh Shah, Director
Center for Leadership and Well-Being