Music City Girls Lead!


Music City Girls Lead! is a leadership academy produced by Lipscomb University in cooperation with the Champions4Women Committee of  the Nashville Local Organizing Committee.

The Academy will be a series of classes and experiences for high school girls in grades 9, 10, and 11 in the Middle Tennessee area. It will serve to strengthen girls in their pursuit of excellence through classroom and online learning, community experience and direct mentoring.

Engaging the students will be Nashville’s deep bench of local leaders and mentors, as well as experts on leadership development.  The Academy curriculum will cover six different areas: developing as a leader, becoming an ethical leader in multicultural society, developing vision and voice, learning to use technology in leadership roles, promoting wellness and health, and transforming vision into results.

Sessions will be held on Saturdays at Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership. Each academy will culminate with a graduation ceremony and will serve as a lasting legacy of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four.  

Special thanks to our benefactors, Dee Anna Smith, CEO of Sarah Cannon, and the Nashville Local Organizing Committee of the NCAA Final Four. 

Spring 2017 Dates:

Saturday, April 1 

Saturday, April 8

Saturday, April 22


Academy Selection Will Be Based on the Following Criteria:

  • Record of academic achievement in high school (B average)
  • Participation and leadership demonstrated in school activities
  • Participation in community activities
  • Letter(s) of reference
  • Education goals
  • Brief statement of why you want to attend MCGL!
  • Must agree to attend every session

You may submit nomination documents to or send to:

Nelson & Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership 
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951


Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Nominate a Student!


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