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Why Learn Leadership?
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Leadership training helps build confidence –  confidence that is especially challenged between grades 4–9 for girls

Elevate Your Leadership Brand
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Conduct a comprehensive self-assessment of your leadership to create an action plan for growth

Why Girls' Leadership?
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We aim to empower our next generation of leadership by capitalizing on the strengths that girls and women bring to the table.

What Kind of Leader Are You?
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We believe that there is not just one way to be a leader. Your strengths and passions can enhance your teamwork, resilience, and effectiveness.

Girls Lead

For 28 years, the Girls' Leadership Institute at Kent Place has empowered girls to discover their full leadership potential. Our programs and resources are open to students at Kent Place School and the greater community.

GLI Primary | Grades 4 and 5

The GLI Summer Institute for students entering grades four and five emphasizes how leadership relies on building relationships. Together, girls will learn to set goals, face challenges with courage, and develop greater resilience.

GLI Middle | Grades 6–8

The GLI Summer Institutes for students entering grades six, seven, and eight forms a strong foundation for leadership within school and the greater community. They will build character and confidence by identifying and prioritizing their individual values and belief systems.

GLI Upper | Grades 9 and 10

The Upper School GLI Program offers greater immersion in real-life experiences. As they tackle outdoor ventures, case studies, and team-building challenges, leaders will deepen their understanding of negotiating difficult situations, inspiring and motivating others, delivering and receiving feedback, and ethical decision making.

GLI Leadership Pillars

GLI teaches leadership as a series of skills development and better understanding of self. These six GLI Pillars are the foundational skills and content upon which each of our programs are developed.

Workshops & Curriculum

Bring GLI to your community! Leadership is core to our K–12 curriculum at Kent Place, we are working to advance girls’ leadership through adding research, partnerships, and collaboration to serve our students at Kent Place and the wider community. We offer professional development workshops and programming for families.

GLI Alumnae

We have a network of over 600 women leaders who have graduated from our institutes! Graduates go on to become student government leaders, yearbook editors, team captains, and club presidents. They take their Action Plans and make positive changes in their communities. They come back to GLI each year and become mentors.

Get to Know Us

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Notable Numbers


The Girls’ Leadership Institute at Kent Place has been empowering girls through their summer institutes for 28 years.


More than 600 GLI alumnae have graduated from our summer programs and are now connected by our GLI network of women leaders.


Our pillars of leadership upon which all of our programs are based: Communication, Social-Emotional Intelligence, Taking Action, Ethical Decision-Making, Collaboration, and Cultural Competence.


Percentage of women in C-Suite leadership positions according to McKinsey & Co.’s 2021 Women in the Workplace report. Let’s help those numbers grow!


Percentage of girls who are interested in being a future leader in advocacy or public service, or in having a career as an elected official (source: Girl Scout study of 3000 girls and 1000 boys ages 8-21). GLI programs give girls skills they will use to make a difference!


Percentage of the US 117th Congressional seats held by women. This is a record high! 


Percentage of girls who want to make a positive impact on society through their work, and nearly all want a future workplace where employees are treated fairly and paid equally, regardless of gender (source: Girl Scout study of 3000 girls and 100 boys ages 8-21).