Haley Kilpatrick is an author and the founder of the national nonprofit organization, Girl Talk™. Girl Talk was founded in 2002 and has served more than 60,000 in 48 states and 7 countries each week throughout the school year. The organization provides a leadership opportunity for high school girls to mentor middle school girls by starting and leading Girl Talk Chapter in their communities. Girl Talk exists to help girls build confidence and to develop leadership skills through weekly peer-to-peer mentoring. Girl Talk's goal is to provide the necessary resources at no cost, for all girls, during their most formative year.
Haley’s dedication to helping young girls inspired her to write the bestselling book, The Drama Years, (Simon & Schuster, 2012), a guidebook for parents and educators to help girls navigate the often-difficult transition into adolescence. She is currently leading research and working with thought leaders to help better understand how to address what she’s coined the, “Confidence Crisis” facing women and girls. Her hope is that her work will help to instill the values that will help girls grow up to become kind, confident women.
She has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN, HLN, and Forbes. Haley has been named one of Glamour Magazine’s “20 Young Women Changing the World Now,” and People Magazine’s “All-Star Among Us,” among many other honors. Haley lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Paul and their daughter, Grace.