BORN: September 16, 1971
Amy Poehler is to be applauded not because she has done a singular extraordinary thing but because she has used the status that comes with being a celebrity to unveil and shed light on a whole community of girls and women who are doing amazing things!
After discussing the chaos of their adolescence with friend and producer Meredith Walker, they co-founded SmartGirls.com, a website that emphasizes intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” They celebrate curiosity over gossip.
"We are a place people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves."
"We are funny first, and informative second, hosting the party you want to attend."
Girls and women who are activists, artists ,inventors, makers, do-ers, and thinkers…
...all by being themselves and proving just how much impact a young person can have. They are innovators who are solving tomorrows problems today.
Amy is the conduit, the doorway, the friend who always introduces you to the cool kid. Her message is simple-be the authentic self you are.
Here are three very extraordinary SmartGirls that Amy would like you to meet.