Behind The Struggle For Perfection: How To Support Girls' Success

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Enough As She Is, by Rachel Simmons. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Enough As She Is, by Rachel Simmons. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

What we see from statistics is that an increasing number of young women are excelling in school, graduating from college, getting prestigious jobs — often outpacing young men. But Rachel Simmons says that what we don't see is that more and more girls and young women are anxious, overwhelmed and so focused on achieving that they're suffering under the surface.

Rachel Simmons' new book is "Enough As She Is: How To Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards Of Success To Live Healthy, Happy And Fulfilling Lives."

Rachel Simmons will be speaking at Natick High School on March 5.


Rachel Simmons, author of "The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence," leadership development specialist at Smith College and co-founder of the group Girls Leadership. She tweets @racheljsimmons.

This segment aired on February 22, 2018.


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