National Conference on Girls' Education 2014


The National Conference on Girls' Education ©
On the Forefront: Advancing Girls Together
February 7-9, 2014

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Co-hosted by Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN) and National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS)


YWLN and NCGS were thrilled to co-host the 2014 National Conference on Girls’ Education (NCGE), On the Forefront: Advancing Girls Together.

YWLN and NCGS launched NCGE in 2012, in a historic dismantling of the barriers between both public and private, formal and informal education for girls, to bring together educators, researchers, advocates, and practitioners from organizations focused on the healthy development of girls.

NCGE 2014 was a forum for the exchange of transformational educational practice, the sharing of a wide array of resources for working with girls, and a catalytic bridging of best practices from all sectors of girls' education.


“One of the best conferences I've ever attended.” – Dean of Faculty

“It was invigorating to be with so many people who are focused on the well-being of girls!” – Department Head

“The keynotes were great and the conference staff was amazing!” – Department Head

“The quality of this conference was one of the best I have attended in years. The selection of speakers and sessions was tremendous -- I am so glad I attended! -- Faculty

“The emphasis on educating girls has garnered such strength. I met with educators from the Midwest and as far as Canada, and we were all interested in learning how best to teach girls and what strategies impact their brains more. This shows the growing interest focusing on teaching girls.” – Head of School

“My only wish was for more time, with the same quality and quantity of presentations, so I could experience more! Thank you for being an inspiring highlight of my learning this year!” – Department Head

“The talent and passion and ability of the presenters was truly out of this world.” – Department Head

“I always find the practical tips and tools from other teachers very helpful, and this conference was no exception. I attended several workshops that allowed me to see how other teachers handle challenges that I have in my own classroom, and was able to take away new ideas for my teaching.” -- Faculty

  • Over 625 attendees
  • Over 100 independent and religiously affiliated plus more than 25 public/charter girls' schools represented
  • Attendees and presenters from 30 states and 11 countries
  • Attendees included over 150 school heads and administrators, 150 teachers, representatives from 40 girl-serving organizations plus academic deans, division heads, and communications and development administrators and staff
  • 101 breakout sessions, 75 INSPIRE! speed-innovating sessions, and 14 keynote and featured speakers

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