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Lisa M. Hinkelman

Hinkelman, Lisa

Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is an educator, counselor, researcher, and author who has spent 15 years researching girls and educating school counselors, first as a professor at The Ohio State University, and currently as the Founder and CEO of Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX). ROX is a national non-profit that provides evidence-based empowerment programming for girls, professional development for school counselors and educators, and research on the critical issues impacting girls. Lisa’s books provide relevant research, case studies, and effective strategies to help adults support the girls in their lives. Focused on building self-esteem, enhancing communication, increasing competence, and addressing gender stereotypes and barriers, Girls Without Limits is currently being utilized by parents, educators, coaches, mentors, helping professionals, and university professors throughout the country.

Dr. Hinkelman is also the principal investigator and author of the groundbreaking publication The Girls’ Index: New Insights Into the Complex World of Today’s Girls. The Girls’ Index reveals the findings from a survey conducted with 11,000 girls across the country and includes girls’ thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs on confidence, body image, relationships, school, social media, careers, and leadership. She also published Girls & Sports: A Girls’ Index Impact Report, Girls & STEM: Decoding Girls’ Futures in an Age of Social Media and Girls, Diversity and The Future. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, SXSW, Lean In, The 74 and Education World, The Girls’ Index research provides the most nationally relevant and representative statistics currently available on girls.

Lisa received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Education from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA and her master’s and doctorate degrees in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her ROX program is delivered to more than 5,000 girls annually in schools throughout the country. She trains and educates 3,000+ adults each year through professional development workshops, parent symposiums, and conference keynotes on topics including social/emotional learning, stress and pressure, confidence and self-esteem, STEM, sexual harassment/violence, and Title IX, school climate, and gender equity.

Areas of expertise
  • Gender
  • Anti-bullying
  • Counseling
  • Cyberbullying
  • Confidence


  • What’s Going on For Girls and How We Can Help Them?: What do girls say are the big things going on in their lives? Why do girls have difficulty opening up to adults? What are the daily issues that girls are concerned with and what can hold them back from reaching their full potential? How can adults better connect with and support the girls in their lives? These, and many more questions, will be addressed in this seminar. The presenter will discuss research with over 3,000 girls in elementary, middle, and high school and will share information on what girls want and need from adults in their lives. From girl bullying, to safe dating, to academic and career development, this engaging and interactive presentation will leave you with concrete and evidence-based strategies to help the girls in your life become confident, competent, and courageous.


What People are Saying

“Dr. Hinkelman does a phenomenal job capturing the voices and personal experiences of girls across the nation and translates their struggles into positive strategies that can result in prolific outcomes.”

Anita Young, Johns Hopkins
University, Rockville, MD

“Dr. Hinkelman addresses well the challenges faced by girls today while affording her audience the tools and the courage necessary to undertake change."

Gregory Hodges, Trinity College
School, ON, Canada

“Hinkelman's advice, drawn from her own work with girls, is grounded in current research. While she emphasizes the important role that adults can and should play in helping girls reach their full potential, Hinkelman avoids characterizing girls as too vulnerable or needy. Instead she provides a roadmap for how girls and important adults in their lives can partner to foster girls' resilience during development."

Peggy Stubbs, Chatham College,
Pittsburgh, PA