About Us

The world needs female leaders, and Porter’s Center for Global Leadership is specifically designed to produce them. Our courses give girls the tools they need to be empowered, to learn, to collaborate, to lead, and to create innovative solutions to pressing global issues.

Founded in 2020 by Miss Porter’s School, Porter’s Center for Global Leadership (PCGL) was launched during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the world faced unprecedented devastation, we were bound together globally for the first time in recent history. With the increased use of online platforms to connect people across the world, we created PCGL to not only create meaningful connections but to inspire global change.


Our mission is to create more equitable access to innovative learning experiences for girls and women that build connections, address global issues, and inspire change.


Our vision is to inspire girls and women to be catalysts for global change.

We are a Hub For Influencers Of Change

Students will be presented with timeless questions about challenging topics like racism, gender inequality, climate change, poverty, healthcare, education and so much more. With the tools acquired from our programs, students will gain the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to shape a changing world through a global lens.

If you’re passionate about making a difference, but have no idea where to start, then take the first step, and join us on the beautiful Miss Porter’s School campus for our Summer program, Shaping a Changing World: Girls as Activists, Innovators and Leaders.

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