Raising Future Females Part II: Movers and Shakers: A conversation with Marisa Porges
Dr. Marisa Porges is mother to one fantastic son and is the eighth head of the 130-year-old, all-girls Baldwin School, outside of Philadelphia. The school is renowned for academic excellence and for preparing girls to be leaders and change-makers. This puts Dr. Porges in charge of helping to raise 600 girls, ages four to 18. She attended the Baldwin School herself and after graduating from Harvard University, fulfilled her childhood dream of flying jets for the U.S Navy as one of eight female aviators in an Air Wing of 200.
Marisa served in the Obama White House as a cybersecurity advisor and was a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and the Council of Foreign Relations where her research focused on worldwide counter terrorism efforts.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to discuss her new book, “What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous and Resilient Women”, which was inspired by the young woman at Baldwin. The book explores the old and new challenges girls face in today’s world from sexism, sexual harassment and the gender pay gap, to the need to confidently use their own voice in the workplace and ensure equity in their own homes.