The Leadership Institute
To provide mentorship and leadership development for MoCo EmpowHER’s most committed members; to build a strong community of middle and high school girls across the county; to form a safe space for the discussion of sexism, sexual assault, and other gender-based discrimination; to grow a sense of confidence among a close-knit community and provide young women with a varied set of knowledge and leadership skills.
What We Do:
Over the course of a three month program, participants attend bi-weekly Zoom workshops on strengthening leadership skills and understanding of women’s activism, including public speaking, intersectionality, implicit bias, and team dynamics. At the end of each session, participants are assigned a new group of girls to work on a project. Participants also have access to a Google Classroom with free career-readiness and women's empowerment resources.
MEET OUR SPRING 2021 FELLOWS:
MARIA TORRES BENITEZ
Spring 2021 Session of The
SESSION 1: Intersectionality and Implicit Bias
SESSION 2: Communications and Team Dynamics
SESSION 3: Sexism in Media
SESSION 4: Public Speaking I
SESSION 5: Public Speaking II
Implicit Bias/Intersectionality Project:
The Fellows made slideshows defining diversity and inclusion, and explaining how they are different using what they learned and practiced!
Sexism in Media Project:
The Fellows picked a fictional female character and made a one-pager explaining 2 ways the character positively influences their viewers and 2 ways the character negatively influences their viewers.