– ROSALIND WISEMAN, BESTSELLING AUTHOR, FOUNDER, CULTURES OF DIGNITY
“Imagine going to a school where everyone does circuits or yoga or runs every day, and not just the students, the teachers and administrators too. A school where there are movement breaks for the brain and body and kick-ass music as bells in between classes. Where girls learn and own responsible action through inquiry rather than rules demanded of them. GALS Inc. really is quite magical.”
– TUTI SCOTT, PRESIDENT, CHANGEMAKER STRATEGIES
Only 12% of the top 100 grossing films of 2019 were directed by women.
94% of businesswomen in C-suite positions played sports growing up.
With every increase of 10% in girls going to school, a country’s GDP rises by 3%.
Women entrepreneurs are outperforming male counterparts with less capital.
The visionary founders of the GALS Inc., Liz Wolfson and Nina Safane are a dynamic pair who get things done.
Liz Wolfson created the vision for the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc. 2008. She raised over half a million dollars in angel funding, developed the strategic plan and moved to Colorado to open the flagship schools in Denver. Due to Liz’s leadership, GALS is the first Colorado home-grown educational network to expand beyond the state’s border, as GALS Los Angeles opened in 2016, and GALS Idaho is set to open in 2020. Liz has spent the bulk of her career working for CEO’s and Philanthropists in manifesting their visions and starting up corporate and philanthropic projects locally, nationally and internationally. Former non-profit clients include the Institute for International Sport, The American Montessori Society, The Rose Institute (for homeless youth) and a former Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Former corporate work includes creating the first global communications division for Comverse, a world leader in voice activated systems, and raising seed-funding for TaskMail, the first Jordanian/Israeli high tech start-up company. Liz received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and earned her masters Degree at the Hebrew Union College. Liz believes her passion for comprehensive health in schools stems from her upbringing in the world of competitive athletics where she competed in Division I Field Hockey. Liz considers herself a force in organizational behavior and Whole-Bodied leadership.