The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools is the vision of Elizabeth Wolfson, who currently serves as head of school of the flagship school in Denver. Wolfson is an organizational development specialist with senior-level consultancy and management experience in the profit and non-profit sectors in local, national and international settings. She spent seven years living and working professionally in the Middle East, which highly influenced her worldview – one of urgency and potent vitality. Highlights of her professional work include designing and developing the first corporate plan for global internal communications for a world leader in telecommunications, representing a major international political leader, bringing the United Way to the Middle East, and exciting projects ranging from homeless teens to high-tech start ups.
Wolfson captained the Division I Field Hockey program at Brown University, graduating with a degree in organizational behavior and management. She studied for her master’s degree in public administration at the University of Southern California, simultaneously earning a master’s degree in Jewish communal service from the Hebrew Union College. She was inducted into the Sussex County, New Jersey, Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2010, Wolfson was invited to participate in the Aspen Institute Seminars program.
She lives in Denver with her two young daughters Isabella and Gavriela. The culmination of all her endeavors is a retreat center that plays host to an artist-in-residence program, a community learning space, and a children’s art and outdoor adventure camp.