WP190201 Women’s Philanthropy Bringing Rachel Simmons to Columbus

Rachel Simmons to visit Columbus

Please save the date for JewishColumbus Women’s Philanthropy winter event on Thursday, December 5th. 

Rachel Simmons has been researching young women for two decades. Her research shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence—nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth. Backed by vivid case studies, Rachel warns that we have raised a generation of young woman so focused on achieving that they avoid healthy risks, overthink setbacks, and suffer from impostor syndrome, believing they are frauds. As they spend more time projecting an image of effortless perfection on social media, these girls are prone to withdraw from the essential relationships that offer solace and support and bolster self-esteem.

Her current book,  Enough As She Is, offers a clear understanding of this devastating problem and provides practical parenting advice—including teaching girls self-compassion as an alternative to self-criticism, how to manage overthinking, resist the constant urge to compare themselves to peers, take healthy risks, navigate toxic elements of social media, prioritize self-care, and seek support when they need it. Enough As She Is sounds an alarm to parents and educators, arguing that young women can do more than survive adolescence. They can thrive. Enough As She Is shows us how.

This event is in partnership with The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus.