Building leadership confidence in women and girls
Co-creating communities where men and women can thrive
BRAVE grew out of a season of lament over the brokenness of relationships and recurring patterns of injustice we see in so many of our communities and a growing sense this was not ok.
Ellen Duffield has devoted her life to the intersection of leadership and community thriving. Her research, books and teaching are grounded in both biblical ideals and the real-world challenges of lived experience. Ellen and her husband have 2 children and six grandchildren.
While many individuals and organizations desire thriving communities and healthy, diverse teams, they struggle to operationalize this. Combining theory and practice BRAVE offers customizable models and tools, as well as facilitated conversations to help move the needle on this important topic.
Based on 30 years of leadership and gender research and practice, BRAVE Girls uses a deceptively simple acronym that reminds girls that they are:
B – Beautiful, Bright and Bold
R – Resilient and Risk taking
A – Agents of Action and Advocacy
V – Equipped to use their Voice
E – Empowered to make positive changes in their world