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Making a Movement with Girls Leadership. E rin G ardner and S usan L angan Cedar Falls High School ISCA Presentation -November 4, 2013. History and Background. Homecoming Jello wrestling. Here is how it all started. . Here is what happened next. Administrators were criticized

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Making a movement with girls leadership

Making a Movement with Girls Leadership

Erin Gardner and Susan Langan

Cedar Falls High School

ISCA Presentation -November 4, 2013

Homecoming jello wrestling
Homecoming Jello wrestling

Here is how it all started.....

Here is what happened next
Here is what happened next

  • Administrators were criticized

  • Seeds of Hope (Women’s Shelter) agency and UNI (Mentors in Violence Prevention) got involved

  • Sophomore Health classes on Critiquing Media and Gender Stereotypes

    • Health teacher, Administrators and counselors participated in 2 day sessions

    • UNI Mentors in Violence Prevention coordinator-Allan Heisterkamp

    • Seeds of Hope Women’s Shelter


Health powerpoint

Girls leadership at cfhs
Girls Leadership at CFHS

Kick off with

former student

Redi Tekeste who


@Girl Rising

Cfhs girls leadership mission
CFHS Girls Leadership Mission

Growinto confident young women

Inspireeach other to be strong and powerful

Reachout to bring our school together

Leadone another in a positive direction

Serveour community to make a difference

Do not let anyone define you especially high school boys because they are dumb cfhs rich powers
Do not let anyone define you... especially high school boys...because they are dumb! CFHS Rich Powers

Leadership training
Leadership Training

How to start a Movement

  • Derek Sivers video

Main focus groups
Main Focus Groups

  • Self Image

  • Relationships

  • Images in Media

Goals and activities
Goals and activities

  • Video of young women in group sharing stories

  • Health classes using junior and senior male and female role models

  • Junior High activities to empower girls!

  • Have fun!!

Data from survey
Data from Survey

I have participated in relational aggression towards other girls

More data
More data

I feel confident in how to handle situations when I am being targeted by relational aggression.

Interesting data
Interesting data

I am confident in my communication skills and letting friends know how I am honestly feeling most of the time

The main reason i am in this group
The main reason I am in this group....

  • How women can become stronger leaders in the world

  • to help younger girls with confidence and friendship issues

  • Have girls feel like they can talk to somebody thats close to their

  • Self confidence more about leadership

  • How others are going thorough the same thins i m

  • How to empower girls

  • the best ways i can handle difficult situations and help others in them.

  • be a better leader

  • confidence

  • Skills for myself to learn and to share with others about being self

  • To be a good leader and represent girls and our school in a better way.

Asca 2013
ASCA 2013

Julia V. Taylor

Facebook pages
FaceBook Pages

  • Women Who Change The World

  • Princess Free Zone

  • TheFineBros Fans

  • Upworthy

  • A girl's guide to taking over the world

  • Think Progress

  • Amazing Women Rock

  • Fit vs Fiction

  • Miss Representation

  • Rachel Simmons


Power Ads Use Real Google Searches

Pinterest-Susan Langan

Pinterest-Julia V. Taylor

How to talk to kids about Viral Adobe Photoshop video