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Center for Girls' and Young Women's Leadership

Empowered girls lead lasting change.

Led by the Center’s Leadership Fellows, the Upper School’s A Seat At The Table Summit is an opportunity every Fall for students to lend their voice and become involved in important conversations about the issues that matter to them.

The Center for Girls’ and Young Women’s Leadership intentionally positions CSG students to find their voice and know their power through original programming, leadership-centered curriculum, strategic partnerships, and intentional opportunities.

True leaders express their authentic selves, listen with open mindedness, speak with clarity and conviction, take courageous and healthy risks, face challenges with resilience, collaborate with others, and achieve balance in school and personal life to achieve wellness. These are the skills we develop in every girl and young woman at CSG, and this is the work of our Center.

Starting with the Program for Young Children and continuing through the Upper School, the Center implements a cross-divisional curriculum to develop students’ greatest leadership potential in the service of others, effecting lasting change in both themselves and their communities.

Girls and young women fill every leadership position at CSG. But students must also be prepared and empowered for these positions. Through the Center’s small-group mentorship and training, our students realize their potential as leaders.

By partnering with organizations and universities across the greater Columbus area, the Center provides exclusive opportunities for CSG students, connecting them with leaders in their field of interest and providing them opportunities to dive into issues that align with their passions and skills. 

Summer programming and year-round summits are open not only to CSG students, but also to girls and young women in the Greater Columbus area. These initiatives provide all girls the same opportunities to grow their leadership skills. 

Contact

Dr. Emily Krichbaum, Director of the Center for Girls' and Young Women's Leadership

Email: ekrichbaum@columbusschoolforgirls.org

Phone: 614.252.0781 ext.425

An expert in American women’s history and politics, Dr. Emily Krichbaum earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and authored numerous articles on nineteenth and twentieth-century women’s reform leaders. Her most recent work on Elizabeth Cady Stanton was published by the University of Notre Dame press in 2021.