The Leadership Institute

The Mission:

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. 

We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the Institute! 

If you still want to be involved with MoCo EmpowHER, learn more by clicking below:

This is the page for the current session Spring 2021 Fellows. To see the work of the previous sessions, click below:

 MEET OUR SPRING 2021 FELLOWS: 

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ALEXIS
LE

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DORA

KREITZER

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JAZLYNN

CARELA

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LULU

AUGUST

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REBECCA

FUCHS

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ANGELINA
XU

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ELA
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KAYLEN

CHANGE

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NAHLA

HABONA

SOPHIE

BARRO

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ANGIE

CALDERON

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FATEMAH

NIA

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KHADY

MBODJ

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NAVYA

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SANIYA

MALHOTRA

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CITIANA

FREW

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HEERA

ANAND

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KIDAN

WILLIAMS

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NOEMI

BOLANOS

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YASMINE

JUHAR

 

Spring 2021 Session of The

Leadership Institute:

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. 

Educational Resources:

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.

 ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS