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Raise Her Voice: Institute for Design Thinking in Girls' Education




Unlock Potential, Inspire Innovation, and Shape the Future of Girls' Education

Hosted by the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart in Princeton, NJ on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13, Raise Her Voice: Institute for Design Thinking in Girls' Education will bring together girls' school educators specializing in design-thinking, capstone, and research programs. This two-day event will focus on exploring best practices and research to enhance teaching methods and help cultivate empathetic, innovative learners. The first day will consist of expert-led workshops on design thinking and research programs. The second day will follow an unconference model to allow for peer-led discussion.

As a collaborative gathering, participants will connect with like-minded professionals who share a commitment to empowering young women to think critically and creatively. Through meaningful discussions and workshops, educators will deepen their understanding of design thinking and research processes as they explore innovative curricula.

Don't miss this enriching opportunity to be part of a supportive community dedicated to advancing all-girls education through innovation!

We believe that by coming together, sharing experiences, and fostering a community of innovation, we can collectively shape the future of education for our students. Your presence at this institute is invaluable, and we look forward to your active participation. Dr. Marissa Muoio, Head of Upper School and Director of the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart

Cost, Group Rates and Cancellations

The cost is $200 per attendee. Take advantage of the early bird rate of $150 until May 12. Schools that wish to send groups of 3 or more can inquire about a group rate. Please contact for more information. 

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will only be refunded if Stuart is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program. You may transfer your registration to another faculty from your school. 

NCGLS Advisory Board

The mission and purpose of the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart Advisory Board is to facilitate networking, exchange ideas and suggest ways to enhance the programming, presence and outreach of the National Center for Girls’ Leadership at Stuart.

Marissa Muoio, Ed.D.
Head of Upper School and Director of the NCGLS
Stuart Country Day School

Elizabeth M. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Princeton University

Stephanie A. Champi ’12
Strategic Thought-Partner for Educational Equity
LiberatED Way

Marc Chennault P'27,'25
Senior Advisor
WasteFuel Global, Inc.

Kimberly Cook-Chennault P'27,'25
Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Rutgers University

Paul Chirik P’26
Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry
Princeton University

Megan K. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Director of Advancement
Rosenbach Museum & Library

Cynthia Michalak
Director of College Counseling
Stuart Country Day School

Elena Shevliakova P'27
Senior Climate Modeler of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory 

Annie Soler, Ed.D. ’02
Vice President of Programs and Strategic Growth
Techbridge Girls

Catherine van Kampen, Esq. ’84
Senior Counsel
Bernstein Litowitz Berger and Grossmann LLP

Natalia Voicu
Upper School Science Teacher
Stuart Country Day School