Dreaming Big: What's Gender Got to Do With It? Phase II

Project Started 2012

Diane Grossman Research

Dreaming Big II expands upon a project begun two years ago that studied middle school girls’ and boys’ attitudes toward careers and their futures, including adult influences, the significance of gendered messaging, and differences between girls and boys and between girls and Girl Scout girls. The current grant supports the organization and hosting of a conference of at least 150 participants representing nearby schools, other girl-serving organizations, funders, and political leaders in November 2014.

The conference organizing team comprises representatives from Simmons University, the Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and five new girl-serving organizations.