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 Winter Fall 2020 Fellows. To see the work of the previous sessions, click below:

 MEET OUR WINTER 2020 FELLOWS: 

ALEXIS
LE

DORA

KREITZER

JAZLYNN

CARELA

LULU

AUGUST

REBECCA

FUCHS

ANGELINA
XU

ELA
JALIL

KAYLEN

CHANGE

NAHLA

HABONA

SOPHIE

BARRO

ANGIE

CALDERON

FATEMAH

NIA

KHADY

MBODJ

NAVYA

K

SANIYA

MALHOTRA

CITIANA

FREW

HEERA

ANAND

KIDAN

WILLIAMS

NOEMI

BOLANOS

YASMINE

JUHAR

 

Winter 2020 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 

 
MoCo EmpowHER

MoCo EmpowHER is a women's

leadership organization based in Montgomery County, Maryland focused on establishing a safe, vibrant, and close-knit community for young women to unlock their full potential. Affiliated with MCPS.

Email: mocoempowher@gmail.com

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