Creating Confident Girls, Cultivating Women Who Lead

On Wednesday, May 30, Columbus women and men will come together for a community-engagement event designed to empower the next generation of women leaders.

The event, Creating Confident Girls, Cultivating Women Who Lead, will be a day of roundtable discussions across the city to discuss the findings from The Girls’ Index—a groundbreaking study conducted by local nonprofit Ruling Our Experiences (ROX)—and how we can cultivate pathways to success and leadership for women.  

The Girls’ Index is the first-ever, large-scale national survey designed to develop a deeper understanding of the thoughts, experiences, perceptions, beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes of teen girls throughout the United States. The Girls’ Index reported findings on topics ranging from confidence and leadership to social media use and technology, and as part of this event, we will be discussing some key data points to try and tackle a problem that every organization is looking to solve—how to get more women into leadership. 

More than 50 Central Ohio companies  have signed on to host and facilitate conversations at their offices, ranging from fortune 500 companies like Cardinal Health and AEP to the six-person creative studio, WonderJam.

If you’re interested in organizing and hosting your own roundtable discussion about this critical topic, please contact Lauren Hancock at