Monday, May 9, 2016

Strong, Smart, and Bold Girls, Ice Hockey Olympic Gold Medal Winner Angela Ruggiero

Girls Silhouetted Jumping Against a Sunset Lighted Sky
Photo courtesy of Free Digital
Strong, Smart & Bold by Carla Fine
An amazon reviewer's favorite quote from Strong, Smart, and Bold: Empowering Girls for Life--"The best way to inspire a girl to be strong, smart and bold is to help her think through her options and decide what she wants. Our investment is in making sure that when a girl runs up against the status quo and is told "Girls can't do that" or "Women aren't built for that" she will come back with, "Oh yeah?" and then do it anyway--her way."

Have you ever had to assert your girl power in a sitation? I love that campaign about "throwing like a girl." The girls in the video throw the ball perfectly, and prove that throwing like a girl or running like a girl is just fine!

hockey girls
Hockey girls have Goals.
When Angela Ruggiero was nine years old, her dad said the coach told him she couldn't play in an ice hockey tournament because she was a girl. Although she was heartbroken, she didn't give up on the game. Instead she determined to do even more to hone her skills and talent to become an outstanding college athlete and eventually an Olympics gold winner recipient.

To learn more about Angela Ruggiero, check out Chapter 10, Showing the Boys, in the Girls Succeed e-book available at
Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women
by J.Q. Rose

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