Top 10 Female Movie Leads with a Growth Mindset


Growth Mindset portrayed by

Female Leads in Movies

Todays’ Topics:

  1. Top 10 Female Movie Leads with a Growth Mindset
  2. Badass Woman in History Moment
  3. Safety Tip of the week
  • La Femme Nikita
  • GI Jane
  • Mulan
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • The Quick and the Dead
  • Electra
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Beauty Shop
  • Katara from The Last Airbender animated series
  • Mae in Near Dark

Common themes:

  • unwillingness to accept how others define their world or them in it.
  • A willingness to take risks to achieve something more for themselves
  • Demonstrate a learning view of failure

More resources:

Honorable mentions (without female leads): A Knight’s Tale, Cool Runnings, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Redbelt, In Pursuit of Happiness, Stand & Deliver

Badass Woman in History: Helen Keller

  • 1st deaf-blind person to earn a BA (Radcliff, 1904)
  • A suffragette, pacifist, and birth control supporter
  • Authored 12 books
  • Credited for introducing the Akita dog breed to the U.S.
  • Advocated for people with disabilities
  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964)
  • Member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World

Safety Tip of the Week:

When traveling somewhere new, get the lay of the land. If you’re staying in a hotel, ask staff members about the area. Are there any places that should be avoided? If so, where and when? Get the perspective of more than one person. Even though you probably have a map app on your phone, pick up a local print map of your immediate area. Become familiar with the major streets. Know where you are in relationship to the nearest hospital, bus/train, and police stations.


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About KMiller

Kori Miller began studying self-defense when she was 17 years old. Over the years, her formal practice has seen its ups and downs, but her desire to continue learning never has. She's trained in Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, and Hapkido. It is this last style that won her heart. Her philosophy is, "don't be there, but if you must, then protect yourself." Your personal safety starts with a healthy respect for situational awareness and using powerfully, positive body language. Kori is an author, speaker, and trainer.
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