Rachel Simmons is author of the New York Times best sellers The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls With Courage and Confidence and Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, which was adapted into a highly acclaimed Lifetime television movie. As an educator, she works to develop strategies to reduce bullying and empower girls.
The cofounder and program director of the Girls Leadership Institute, Simmons works with schools and organizations around the world. She is currently a leadership development consultant for the Center for Work and Life at Smith College. She has previously worked as a classroom teacher at Miss Hall’s School in Massachusetts and the Roedean School in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rachel Simmons was host of the PBS Special, A Girl’s Life, and writes an advice blog for girls at TeenVogue.com. She has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, and appears regularly in the national media.