”For girls, it’s really important to create a sphere where they feel safe,” Hyde says. “That safety allows girls to try new things and take chances that let them become more self-aware and more self-confident. That’s really important by the time they reach junior high, when girls tend to fall behind in self-esteem.” It’s because of this need that Lindsay Hyde founded Strong Women, Strong Girls in 2000. In  Girl Authority, the Boston Globe profiles Strong Women, Strong Girls as one of the fastest expanding nonprofits in the Boston area.