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Rachel Simmons discusses how her ideas of success change as she grows older.

Rachel's Biography

Early Ambitions: Ice skating champion
Childhood Nickname: Pistol
Source of Strength: Her grandmother, a survivor
Awards and Achievements: Urban Fellow for Mayer Giulini in City Hall, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in Political Theory

Rachel Simmons is the author of two New York Times best sellers, including Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, the first book to explore bullying between young women. She is the Co-Founder of the Girls’ Leadership Institute, a non-profit that works internationally with girls, parents and teachers to develop strategies to address and reduce bullying, and empower girls to grow into confident women. Prior to beginning her female aggression studies at Oxford University, Rachel won a Rhodes Scholarship from New York.  

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