Using improv to strengthen girls’ leadership skills, our Funny Girls program bolsters and boosts girls’ power and potential to maximize their moxie!
The Harnisch Foundation has been investing in women’s leadership since 1998. Each woman’s path is different, however we couldn’t help but notice how many of them said they wish they’d had a chance to develop their leadership skills earlier in life. We decided to address that gap, and our research showed us the best time to start teaching adult women the basic skills of leadership is while they’re still girls. So we developed a girls’ leadership curriculum, with an added twist for modern times: improv.
We first sparked to improv as a teaching methodology in 2013. After conversations with many girl leadership experts and improv instructors, corroborated by research from Harvard, we knew the time was ripe for a formal leadership-taught-through-improv curriculum aimed to help tween girls develop as leaders.