Girls Thinking Global Launches Webinar Series

The presentation by Deb deVries and Kathy Hurley attracted hundreds of educators from around the world

(CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS) February 17, 2016 – Girls Thinking Global (GTG), dedicated to connecting nonprofits that serve adolescent girls and young women around the world, has launched a monthly series of webinars, hosted pro bono by edWeb.

In the first webinar, “Fostering Leadership in Women and Girls,” Girls Thinking Global’s founders Deb deVries and Kathy Hurley used Real Women, Real Leaders, a book recently co-edited by Hurley, to lead a conversation about the latest research on the strengths of women as leaders.

deVries and Hurley also shared real-life experiences of women who have achieved significant leadership roles in education and business, and polled attendees about what topics GTG should cover in future webinars. The most popular response, given by 54% of attendees, was “examples of programs that foster girls’ leadership in school.”

The live broadcast attracted 220 educators from around the world, and the presentation is archived in the GTG community on edWeb. To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

“We were thrilled with the attendance and feedback from GTG’s first webinar,” said Lisa Schmucki, the founder and CEO of edWeb. “We are strong believers in their mission and their leaders, and we hope that by providing this platform pro bono, we can help empower girls and women around the world.”

GTG’s next webinar, “Lessons in Leadership,” will feature Ann McMullan, an education consultant who previously served as the executive director for educational technology in the Klein Independent School District, which is located just outside Houston and serves nearly 50,000 students. For more than 16 years, Ann led the district team that provides professional development on 21st-century instructional strategies to more than 4,000 professional educators. Ann’s presentation will focus on basic principles of leadership that will strengthen abilities and help assure success in any stage of life.

The “Lessons in Leadership” webinar will take place on February 23 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET. To register for the webinar, click here.

You can also join the GTG community on edWeb to engage in discussions or get information about future webinars by clicking here.

To learn more about Girls Thinking Global, please visit  

About Girls Thinking Global

Based in Newton, MA, Girls Thinking Global (GTG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating 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 between non-profits.

About edWeb is a highly acclaimed professional social and learning network that has become a vibrant online community for exceptional educators, decisionmakers, and influencers who are on the leading edge of innovation in education. edWeb members are teachers, faculty, administrators, and librarians at K-12 and post-secondary institutions. edWeb is a place where educators who are looking for ways to improve teaching and learning can gather and share information and ideas with peers and thought leaders in the industry.

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