Girl Talk

A Free, Monthly Virtual Series for Parents

From January to August, Girl Talk: Conversations for Parents invites a panel of voices to explore issues and ideas related to raising school-aged daughters.

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Looking to raise a daughter who is not only armed with confidence but who steps up ready to make a positive change in the world? Tune out the noise and tune in (either live or on-demand) to Girl Talk: Conversations for Parents, a virtual series from The Ellis School. 

Girl Talk provides parents with a digital meeting space to hear from educators and experts who are versed in supporting girls to become bold, authentic, and intellectually vibrant changemakers. Gain practical skills that will make you feel more confident and engaged as a parent in this virtual series from The Ellis School.

From responsible social media use to community engagement, no topic is too big or small. These easy-to-access discussions will provide helpful resources and applicable strategies on how parents can raise girls who work collaboratively, ask questions, and pursue their dreams. 

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Change Starts Where You Are: Engaging in Your Community

Change Starts Where You Are: Engaging in Your Community

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.

When girls connect with their community, they gain a wider perspective and deeper understanding of how the world works. By encouraging your daughter to get involved in a way that is meaningful to her, she will gain confidence, develop an enthusiasm for finding creative solutions to complicated problems, and know the value her unique ideas bring to the table.

In Change Starts Where You Are: Engaging in Your Community, panelists will reflect on the ways they support girls of all ages in taking an active role in their community to create positive change. Learn more about why engaging in the community empowers girls and how to support your daughter’s participation as she steps up to shape the world for the better. 

Panelists include:

  • Jackie Prepelka, Middle School Spanish Teacher and Co-leader of Global Pittsburgh Project at The Ellis School
  • Rick Malmstrom, Upper School History Teacher and Guild Faculty Advisor at The Ellis School
  • Sofia Mancing, Ellis Class of 2023 and Guild President 
  • Rebecca SUFRIN '10, Digital Marketing Specialist at Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
  • Ja'Sonta Roberts, Off-Site Programs Manager and Teacher at Assemble

This panel is open to families with children of all ages.

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Wintertime Wonder: Finding Creativity and Joy in the Everyday

Wintertime Wonder: Finding Creativity and Joy in the Everyday

February 18, 2021 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.

With its snowy days and chilly nights, winter offers plenty of opportunities to find joy. (You might just have to break through the ice to find it!) Discover different ways you can foster imagination and creative expression in your daughter during Wintertime Wonder: Finding Creativity and Joy in the Everyday

This panel is open to families with children of all ages but will be geared towards parents of daughters in elementary and middle school.

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Close Connection in Distant Times: Fostering Strong Relationships

Close Connection in Distant Times: Fostering Strong Relationships

March 18, 2021 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.

After months of social distancing, it’s important for your daughter to safely invest in quality time with friends and family. Tune in to Close Connection in Distant Times: Fostering Strong Relationships to hear more about how girls can develop uniquely strong bonds that provide mentorship and support that last a lifetime. 

This panel is open to families with children of all ages.

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Tech for Good: Encouraging Responsible Use in the Digital Age

Tech for Good: Encouraging Responsible Use in the Digital Age

May 20, 2021 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.

What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? In Tech for Good: Encouraging Responsible Use in the Digital Age, parents will learn ways they can help their daughters become effective digital communicators and gain insight into the concerns, challenges, and advantages of media literacy in our contemporary world. 

This panel is open to families with children of all ages.

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The Next Chapter: Cultivating a Sense of Purpose

The Next Chapter: Cultivating a Sense of Purpose

June 17, 2021 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Join us for The Next Chapter: Cultivating a Sense of Purpose to learn how you can support your daughter through every new hobby, evening practice, and change of mind. In this discussion, panelists will offer insight into how discovering a sense of purpose is an iterative process that can be cultivated through exploring interests, opportunities, and challenges.

This panel is open to families with children of all ages but will be geared towards parents of daughters entering or currently in high school.

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No Passport Required: Shaping a Changing World

No Passport Required: Shaping a Changing World

July 15, 2021 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Join us for No Passport Required: Shaping a Changing World to gain insight on how you can best support your daughter—regardless of her age—as she expands her personal horizons through global learning. Panelists will discuss how geography no longer limits learning opportunities in the digital age and how we can help girls engage globally, contribute to the bigger world, and why this matters.

This panel is open to families with children of all ages.

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STEM for Changemaking: Inspiring the Next Generation

STEM for Changemaking: Inspiring the Next Generation

August 19, 2021 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.

In STEM for Changemaking: Inspiring the Next Generation hear from a panel of successful women in a variety of STEM fields as well as educators working to close the STEM gap. Panelists will discuss why there are so few women in STEM as well as the skills, characteristics, and experiences we can offer girls as they pursue STEM studies and careers.

This panel is open to families with children of all ages but will be geared towards parents of daughters entering or currently in high school.

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