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Change the world by being yourself

Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. We emphasize intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” We celebrate curiosity over gossip. We are a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves. We are funny first, and informative second, hosting the party you want to attend.

 

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Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler’s work on SNL earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Starring as Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, she has been nominated for three Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Award.

Amy is also a humanitarian, active in women’s issues and serves as Ambassador for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation. On screen and off, Amy believes in empowering women and girls everywhere. Her dedication to helping young women has gained her numerous accolades, including Glamour’s Woman of the Year. Through her digital series Smart Girls at the Party, Amy continues to acknowledge and support girls who are “changing the world by being themselves.”

Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker began her television career producing Peabody and Emmy award-winning Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. Next, she served as head of the Talent Department at Saturday Night Live.

Meredith now serves as Executive Director of the organization she co-created, “Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.” Headquartered in Austin, Texas, she devotes her time to all things Smart Girls. By leading workshops, service days, and Smart Girls volunteer teams, she makes sure that the mission of Smart Girls is around the globe and in the real world. Every call-to-action on our site has been inspired by Meredith and there’s never a time we ask our audience to do something she hasn’t done first. She is constantly on the road as Smart Girls #1 spokeswoman, spreading the word.

Amy Miles

Amy Miles is a composer, performer and teacher. She has produced three solo records and has performed and written music for web and television, including: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show, The Awesomes, Inside Amy Schumer, Children's Hospital, Guys With Kids, Mighty B, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and, most recently, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp for Netflix. In addition to her television credits, she has contributed to songs as a writer and performer in the films Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, The Baxter, Diminished Capacity, Reno 911, Along Comes Polly, Role Models, Wanderlust and They Came Together. She starred in the PBS kids show Lomax the Hound of Music and performs regularly with The Citizens Band.

Amy is the third amigo of Smart Girls, and has been involved in the musical content since the beginning. She has acted as a musical sidekick, hosted and produced Meow Meow Music and, of course, she wrote the "Smart Girls Have More Fun" anthem. Currently, Amy is working on a kids record and is living in Brooklyn with her husband and 3-year-old son Murray.