Baldwin School Head of School Helping Usher in Next Generation of Women Leaders with New Book

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Dr. Marisa Porges, a Baldwin School alum and Head of School, is helping prepare the next generation of female leaders with her new book on raising confident women.

Dr. Marisa Porges, a Baldwin School alum and Head of School, is helping prepare the next generation of female leaders with her new book, What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women, writes Melissa Jacobs for the Main Line Today.

Porges already has a long list of accomplishments. She is a former Navy fighter, Pentagon counterterrorism expert, and senior advisor in President Barack Obama’s administration. She then took over as Baldwin Head of School four years ago.

Now in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, she believes her book – which will be published in August – is more necessary than ever.

The book is filled with concepts, research, and how-to advice and is Marisa Porges’ manual on how to create confident young women. The adjectives in the title were carefully chosen as she considers them to be necessary building blocks for girls’ self-esteem.

“Bold is often self-reflective, not necessarily in relation to other things,” she said. “Courage is in relation to something or someone else, perhaps in the face of opposition or challenge. And resiliency is very necessary.”

Read more about Marisa Porges new book at the Main Line Today by clicking here.

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