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National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart
National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart


The National Center for Girls’ Leadership at Stuart is charged with delivering the mission to prepare girls for lives of exceptional leadership and service. It has been said that some people are born leaders.  We believe that leadership can be cultivated and developed through an exploration of leadership theory, the development of leadership skills and qualities, and the application of this knowledge. Established in 2015, the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart (NCGLS) works to support and empower the next generation of female leaders both in Stuart’s community and nationally. Through research, professional programming, development of innovative EC-12 curriculum, and national events, the NCGLS serves as a resource to parents, students and educators throughout the world.

Five Standards of Leadership

NCGLS Leadership Standard: Values


Effective leaders look for a higher purpose, hold value in themselves and others, lead with a loving heart, find value in diversity, display generosity of spirit, and work for social justice.

NCGLS Leadership Standard: Intellect


Effective leaders think critically, display curiosity, demonstrate resourcefulness, analyze data, and face challenges with a growth mindset.

NCGLS Leadership Standard: Agency


Effective leaders are agents of change by advocating for themselves and others while being accountable, resilient, organized, adaptable and dependable.

NCGL Leadership Standard: Collaboration


Effective leaders develop relationships, communicate effectively, listen actively, practice empathy, manage conflict, and delegate clearly.

NCGLS Leadership Standard: Vision


Effective leaders have a vision, plan strategically, act consciously, inspire and persuade those around them, are willing to take risks, and embrace ambiguity.

NCGLS at Stuart

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Bonnie Milecki, M.A.H, M.A.

NCGLS Advisory Board

The Advisory Board serves in the capacity of consultant to the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart. The advisory board consists of outstanding leaders across a variety of disciplines who are deeply committed to the advancement of leadership development in young women. The president of Stuart's student government and a faculty liaison also serve on the Board.

Stephanie Champi '12
Ivonne Diaz-Claisse
Trisha Medeiros
Courtney Portlock
Shannon Rangecroft
Priyanka Sinha '00
Kristen Hackett
Amaris Frink '21
Jing Wang
Kate McLaughlin '18
Catherine Van Kampen '84

The Harris B. Siegel Fund for Student Leadership

The expansion of our leadership programs has been made possible by the Harris B. Siegel Fund for Student Leadership, established by Patricia Costante and Stephanie Champi ’12. Their generous gift was given to Stuart in gratitude for Mr. Siegel, a long time director of college counseling.