Since we are in an age when every tween and young girl is surfing and often uploading to YouTube as she shapes out who she wants to be, shouldn’t we give these young girls content that will inspire them to use their brains, strength, and technology to do great things in the world?
As part of YouTube’s “premium” slate, Amy Poehler, Amy Miles, and Meredith Walker launched (or rather re-launched) a web talk show that highlights young female achievers, Smart Girls At The Party. The show, which Poehler hosts, has already been running for some time online, winning a Webby, but Smart Girls gained more attention when it was announced as part of the inaugural class of YouTube premium programming, YouTube’s attempt to move beyond user-generated content and into more advertiser-friendly content.
In the latest episode launched today, Poehler chats with teen female boxer Precela. Yes, Amy is funny and the show is fun, but Smart Girls is truly about promoting positive images for young girls – inspiring (hopefully) a whole generation of smart feminists that will kick ass and be true to themselves. Poehler calls the show “a Huffington Post for girls.”
Producer Meredith Walker was previously a senior producer for the Emmy winning Nick News, a series that also interviewed kids, before moving over to SNL, where she was Head of Talent.
CREATORS: Amy Poehler, Amy Miles, and Meredith Walker