Rachel Simmons is author of the New York Times best-selling books, 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.
Additonally, Simmons is an advisor to Lean In, the nonprofit created by Sheryl Sandberg, and currently develops programs for the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College
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 the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show, and appears regularly in the national media. She has been profiled by the New York Times, and her writing has been published in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN.com, and the Huffington Post.
Simmons also gave a TEDxWomen talk in 2012 in which she discusses the leadership challenges girls and women face in relationships, school, and in the workplace.