Trailblazer for Tween & Teen Girls
Lauren Marie Galley is a 22-year-old award winning teen mentor, TEDx Speaker, Amazon Best Selling Author, a recognized 2016 Changemaker by The White House for the State of Women Summit, 2017 UN Youth Delegate and President of Girls Above Society, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering tween and teen girls to be confident while maintaining positive morals and values as they navigate the tough pressures of today’s media driven society.
Lauren travels throughout the U.S. speaking at schools, universities, corporations and organizations on the topics of body image, leadership skills and self-confidence. Her signature “GIRL TALK” curriculum is designed to empower and inspire girls by raising awareness, developing communication skills and cultivating self respect, which in turn empowers girls to create change in their world. After three years of creating, testing and collecting data, “GIRL TALK” launched in Ohio’s Massillon ISD 2016-2017 school year and will serve as the model for additional schools across the U.S. Lauren is a contributor to Huffington Post and works with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation as a selected Channel Kindness Reporter. Lauren’s TEDx Talk titled #TextMe – The Elimination of Human Interaction gives a powerful look at the effect modern technology has on the shaping of the communication within today’s youth. Lauren’s Ambassadorship with Secret Deodorant’s Mean Stinks Campaign in conjunction with Teen Vogue gave her a powerful platform to continue empowering girls to end the girl-on-girl bullying for good. Proctor & Gamble’s “Niceness Pays” $10,000 scholarship was awarded to Lauren in January of 2016.
Lauren’s first book “Steps to Success: An Empowerment Guide”, hit the best seller list on Amazon creating a buzz for tween and teen girls. Making good decisions as well as maintaining positive morals and values can be a challenge as girls are tugged in many directions from media such as television, media print, and celebrities. Lauren gives young girls a relatable guide to live by as they grow into young adults. Her latest book titled “Kissing Frogs: In Search of Prince Charming” with Tate Publishing shares Lauren’s journey in the ups and downs, highs and lows, peaks and valleys of what the average girl experiences in the game of dating and stresses the importance of loving and being yourself; letting people know the real you so that you’ll never have to live up to the expectations of someone you’re not. She outlines the quality traits that mark the difference between frogs and princes and puts girls in the best position to achieve dating euphoria.
As a voice to young teen girls, Lauren reaches across the globe by hosting her #BeThatGirl Series, one of 8 channels on Vimeo that gives girls a relatable and positive perspective on how to become a “Girl Above Society.” Lauren has been featured on media outlets such as Fox News, Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed, Girl Scouts and Women You Should Know. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications throughout the U.S. such as Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, International Talent Magazine, Talented Teens, Justine Magazine and Buzzfeed, covering the issues and pressures young teens are facing in today’s society. Lauren received the annual “SPIRIT” Award from the Susan L. Curtis Foundation in 2015 for her direct impact of empowerment on the girls of Camp Susan Curtis.
Lauren lives in Texas where she attends Sam Houston State University studying Psychology. She is a proud Alpha Delta Pi holding various leadership positions her Sophomore and Junior year. Her latest scholastic honors ~ Student Excellence Award for Service 2013 and 2014, Rising Leader of Alpha Delta Pi, 2015 and Deans List honors.