We had the pleasure to interview Dianna Flett last week during the National Conference for Girl Bullying in Las Vegas. Dianna is doing incredible work with girls preventing bullying behaviors through the “Girl Smarts” program. Take a few minutes to watch her interview and learn more about how her workshops empower students before they reach middle school. The Girl Smarts sessions cover a variety of topics including one workshop entitled, “Beauty and the Beast.”
Dianna Flett is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel having served for 21 years in various positions of increasing responsibility as a military intelligence officer. The majority of her time in the Army was spent as a leader of soldiers in the tactical arena. She has lived all over the world and travelled extensively in the Middle East as a part of her military duties. Dianna is a combat veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm receiving several awards during her service including the Bronze Star for her work with deployed units in the desert. In 2009 she reached out to her sons’ elementary school counselor, Laura Hoover, and suggested they start a program to support the strengthening and motivation of young girls prior to the middle school years. Focusing on the “whole girl”, Girl Smarts is designed to elevate, motivate and strengthen the girls sense of self before they face the challenges of their early teens. Girl Smarts works with parents, school administration and teachers to instill the essence of leadership in fourth and fifth grade girls supporting their future success.