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.
Applications for Middle and High School Leadership Institutes are NOW OPEN!
Middle School DEADLINE: September 4th, 11:59 PM
High School Winter Session DEADLINE: November 24th, 11:59 PM
High School Spring Session DEADLINE: February 26th, 11:59 PM
Spring 2021 Session of The
SESSION 1: Public Speaking Training
SESSION 2: Intersectionality in Women’s
Activism and Experiences
SESSION 3: Implicit Bias
SESSION 4: Sexism in the Media
SESSION 5: Activism and Political Organizing
SESSION 6: Team Dynamics and Being a Good Ally
SESSION 7: Reflection and Celebration!
Intersectionality Art Piece:
The fellows used what they learned about implicit bias and microaggressions in combination with their personal experience with intersectionality to develop an art piece. They expressed these, for some personal, issues they've experienced as women through paintings, poems, and more.
The fellows worked with a partner to create a list of educational resources (movies, books, podcasts, YouTube videos, etc.) that in order to educate people on feminism, racial justice, and implicit bias.