Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Positive Tween Role Models in Celebration of International Women's Day

Today is the 100th International Women's Day, and in honor of it, here's our list of positive role models for tween girls - please add to it!
  • First Lady Michelle Obama for fighting childhood obesity and role-modeling positive parenting
  • Vicki Abeles for shining a light on the "Race to Nowhere"
  • Rosalind Wiseman for teaching girls how to resolve conflicts with grace and power
  • Rachel Simmons for a million reasons but especially her guidance on Formspring
  • Sheryl Sandberg for speaking frankly and positively about work-life balance
  • Taylor Audette for her Say It 2 My face movement to take a stand against cyberbullying
  • Willow Smith for making her new single, "21st Century Girl" fun and empowering
  • Geena Davis for her work in raising awareness of how girls are portrayed in the media
  • Liz Funk for her work in exposing the overwhelming stress girls are under
  • Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for making us all laugh out loud
  • Lauren Bush for showing how we can raise awareness of and help to solve hunger in everyday choices
  • Tavi Gevinson for making her own path and encouraging other tweens to do the same
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