Carmen Jeam, CGCS Board Member & Parent

Interview Series

How did you discover the CGCS Community?

Reputation of CGCS was spread among my mom friends, and their confident daughters.   As an alumnus of an all-girls private school myself, I really hoped that Laura would be keen and through word of mouth and her attending an Open House (not with me by the way), Laura on her own accord insisted that she be apart of that community.

What do you think makes our community special?

Part of what makes CGCS a special charter school is the emphasis on empowering young women catering to their unique style of learning.  The #GoGirls curriculum is the core of how CGCS guides our young ladies to apply practical tools on what empowerment and advocacy looks like as they become strong, confident women.

So, you’re the first one we’re asking!  What are you reading?  What are you watching?  What are you listening to?


The Moment of Lift – How Empowering Women Changes the World : As a mother working full-time in a male dominated industry and growing up in the era Super-moms, I considered myself a feminist.  But depending on your audience, that can be a loaded and controversial word. If for no other reason, I highly recommend reading this book just based on Melinda Gates’ genuine description of what feminism means to her:

“Being a feminist means believing that every woman should be able to use her voice and pursue her potential, and that women and men should all work together to take down the barriers and end the biases that still hold women back.”


#empoweringwomen #gogirls #momentoflift #breakdownbarriers Watching:

Becoming You : Loved this 6-part series on Apple +TV because it provided such a beautiful look at the first 2000 days of over 100 children and the amazing achievements they make when we empower young children.  The first 10 minutes of episode 1 alone, as a North American parent will blow your mind!

#becomingyou #empoweringyoungpeople


 Heavy Weight : Nothing like doing my household chores or driving long distances and getting a chance to listen to good quality stories through well-produced podcasts. Top of the list is Heavyweight, hosted by Canadian, Jonathon Goldstein.  Wonderful stories of people with stories of regrets and challenge that they solicit the Heavyweight team to help solve and resolve.