Thursday, October 16, 2008

Turn Beauty Inside Out & Leadership

Tomorrow, the Turn Beauty Inside Out (TBIO) campaign holds a National Leadership Summit for teens in partnership with The White House Project.

TBIO is one of my favorite things—a project of the nonprofit Mind on the Media. This year. TBIO and MOTM are focused on portrayals of women in politics and leadership roles.

According to the TBIO website:
The TBIO Leadership Summit aims to encourage girls and boys ages 10-17 to consider careers in politics and civic engagement, where they will have an impact on our nation’s future. Teens and their parents, mentors, chaperones, youth professionals and advocates from across the United States will gain leadership skills and meet with women leaders, advocates and policy makers whose actions have left an impression on the world. Interactive sessions and speakers will include Young Elected Forum, Understanding the Influence of Media Biases in Politics, Making Media, Community Organizing and Social Change, and Take our Daughters to the Polls.
Take some time tomorrow to talk with your daughter or stepdaughter about her leadership and her inner beauty. Then share what happens in the comments section below.