Talk With Her, with Kimberly Wolf

Jewish Women's Fund of Atlanta Welcomes Author/Educator Kimberly Wolf to Atlanta on November 6, 2022!

The relationship between teens and their parents is nuanced, complex, and often fraught with challenges. Today’s teens are struggling in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the level of anxiety and depression they are experiencing is off-the-charts. As with their adult counterparts, teen girls are grappling with a variety of gender-specific issues that are daunting, even for the most seasoned parent or professional.

Author and educator Kimberly Wolf has spent her career teaching girls how to move forward in a way that maximizes their potential, preserves their dignity, builds confidence, and gives them the tools to approach difficult conversations with parents and peers. Her new book, Talk with Her, is a veritable how-to manual, designed to help fathers navigate their relationships with their daughters and create lasting bonds that foster resilience, honesty, and positive social connections.

On November 6, 2022, Kimberly joins Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta for two interactive workshops – one for self-identifying high school girls, and the other for the adults in their lives – that will provide a blueprint for tough conversations, meaningful interaction, and concrete tools to help us strive for excellence rather than perfection. Both workshops will be held at Atlanta Jewish Academy, 5200 Northland Dr. Purchase your tickets below! $18/single ticket; $36 for family pass

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Interactive workshop for self-identifying high school girls

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Interactive adult workshop for parents, educators, youth leaders, etc.

Discussion themes include:

  • The connection between mental health, self-esteem and body positivity
  • Maintaining a focus on human strengths and qualities rather than gender-related goals
  • Establishing boundaries and reasonable expectations
  • Navigating a world steeped in social media, social activism & social justice
  • Fostering inclusivity and acceptance
  • Parenting by example as an ally

The adult workshop features Kimberly in conversation with journalist and acclaimed speaker, Josh Levs, author of the award-winning book, All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses–And How We Can Fix It Together. The United Nations has called Josh a “Global Champion of Gender Equality” and The Financial Times named him one of the world’s top 10 male feminists. His expertise in assessing the realities of today’s dads has led him to speaking engagements around the world and at top universities including Yale, Harvard, Stanford and The Wharton School of Business. His writing has been published extensively and he previously served as a reporter for both NPR and CNN. To read more about his work, visit his website, here.

Sponsors and Partners

Presenting Sponsor: JF&CS Atlanta

Community Sponsors: Atlanta Jewish Academy, The Epstein School, Perspectives, The Powerful Project, Temple Sinai, The Weber School

Community Partners: Congregation Or Hadash, In the City Camps, jGirls+ Magazine, JumpSpark, Linda Davis

Event Chairs

Mindy, Warren, and Mollie Binderman

Host Committee

Caren and Reece Cohen

Dr. Amanda Cooper Cohn and Chuck Cohn

Jessica and Matt Dickson

Janine Franco and Alan Pinstein

Lisa and Steve Freedman

Dina Fuchs-Beresin and Todd Beresin

Barbara and Brad Leahy

Debbie and Stewart Lewis

Julie and Jeff Mokotoff

Dr. Carrie and David Poline

Libby and Jeff Pollock

Eileen and David Price

Julie and Ken Zeff