Social Media and Friendships 

Live Conversation • Thursday, September 5 3 pm EST / 1 pm MDT

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Rachel Simmons Author of Enough As She Is and Founder of Girls Leadership

Rosalind Wiseman Author of Queen Bees and Wannabees and Founder of Cultures of Dignity

How has social media changed the dynamic of girls' friendships?


Why do girls say they feel like they don’t exist if they’re not online...

...yet at the same time feel they have no choice? 

Social media changed girls’ lives by taking things that used to be private and intangible — like what your classmates were doing after school and how many friends someone had — and making them public and tangible. 

Now you can see what everyone is up to, where they go on vacation, what they eat, and what they buy. Now you can see who loves who through tagging and streaks. Now you can compare your numbers to someone else’s. 

Most harmful of all, you can see only the most perfect version of someone’s life, leading many to think that their own struggles are unusual or wrong.  

 It doesn’t have to be this way. 

Join New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Simmons and Rosalind Wiseman for a live conversation on the impact of social media on girls' friendships and identity.

P.S. Bring your questions! We'll open up for a brief Q&A at the end of the call.

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About your panelists...

Rachel Simmons is the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.  

The cofounder of national nonprofit Girls Leadership, she is an experienced curriculum writer and educator. She is currently the Director of the Phoebe Lewis Leadership Program at Smith College. Rachel has served as a national spokesperson for the Always #LikeAGirl and Keds Brave Life Project campaigns, and consults nationally on women’s professional development. 

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college: to foster civil dialogue and work with communities to build strength, courage and purpose. 

Rosalind is the founder of Cultures of Dignity, the author of the curriculum Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice and a multiple New York Times bestselling author including Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway musical Mean Girls

She lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband and two sons.