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Join us for a Community Conversation

October 27, 2022

Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 East 39th St,
Kansas City, MO 64111

You can still register by emailing
Megan Hunter at mhunter@gsksmo.org.

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Being a girl is awesome. Being a girl is cool. Being a girl is beautiful. Being a girl is also challenging, overwhelming, and exhausting. Girls and young women faced issues before the global pandemic and are now under even more pressure. Negative body image, increased bullying, social media, and behavioral and emotional challenges are all coming together in a world that’s confusing and chaotic.

The good news? Parents, educators, mental health professionals, and Girl Scouts can work together to learn how to support them with new ideas and insights to reshape the world and their place in it.

How can YOU help girls turn chaos into courage and create a better future?  

We are bringing Kansas City together to address the challenges girls face today and to build a better community for the future.  This event is just the start of an ongoing series of conversations that will include community leaders, area businesses, citizens, and young women themselves so that they may play an active role in the dialogue.


Featured Speaker:

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Andrea Bastiani Archibald, PhD

Andrea Bastiani Archibald PhD is a highly regarded professional psychologist and published researcher on issues relating to youth, families, and expertise relating to girls. She previously led the Girl Scout Research Institute and worked on programming specifically aligned with the research findings.


Featured Panel:

A live dialogue with Teenage Girl Scout Members


The Chairs:
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Former Kansas City Mayor and Chief of Staff Sly James and Joni Wickham, Co-Founders, Wickham James Strategies & Solutions

We believe that the exchange of ideas, the creation of new ones and the vision of a positive, actionable future are critical to the success of this event.


This is your chance to join Girl Scouts (even for just one night)!
Can we count on you?


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