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Four Women, For Girls: Lincoln Leadership Selected to Present at the Global Forum on Girls' Education

Four Lincoln community members will be presenting at the National Coalition for Girls' Schools 2018 Global Forum on Girls' Education on June 18–20 in Washington, D.C. This celebrated conference is dedicated to "empowering girls through a single, inalienable right: access to a quality education," according to NCGS. 

Last year, almost 1,000 industry leaders, innovators, decision makers, and educators from 23 countries came together to share best practices, find inspiration, and speak up for girls everywhere—a truly global experience. This year, NCGS was inundated with an unprecedented number of proposals for this prestigious event. 

Head of School Suzanne Fogarty and Director of Marketing and Communications (and author of this blog —hello!) Ashley Rappa, will co-present a session entitled "Branding, Blogging, and Bragging: 21st Century Marketing Matters for Girls' Schools," a deep look into the importance of messaging that connects with the community and dismantles stereotypes about girls and girls' schools. 

Middle School Director Debbie Hanney and Lincoln School Board of Trustees member and immediate past president of the Lincoln School Alumnae Board Allison Gelfuso Butler, PhD '96, will co-present with leaders from Kent Place School, an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school in Summit, New Jersey. Their session will focus on the importance of early adoption of design thinking principles. Last year, Debbie and Allison, an associate professor of Applied Psychology at Bryant University and a leader of Bryant's IDEA (Innovation and Design Experience for All) program, brought a three-day design-thinking workshop called Innovation Nation to Lincoln's Middle School. 

We are excited to contribute to the global conversation in this meaningful way, and further our mission as a bold leader in girls’ education!

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