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. 

This is the page for the most recent session Fall 2021 Fellows. To see the work of the previous sessions, click below:
 

 MEET OUR SPRING 2021 FELLOWS: 

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SAMANVI
HARI

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BABITHA
KARRE

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SAHASRA
RAMREDDOLA

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LULU
AUGUST

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REBECCA
FUCHS

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KEERTHNA RAWAT

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DAIJA
MARTIN

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ZARIA
NAQVI

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NAHLA
HABONA

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SOPHIE
BARRO

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SOPHIA
TUASON

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ELIANA
WANG

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OORJA
MUNOT

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NAVYA

K

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SANIYA
MALHOTRA

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MARIA TORRES BENITEZ

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HANNAH THOMAS

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MINGEN
LI

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NOEMI

BOLANOS

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YASMINE

JUHAR

Spring 2021 Session of The

Leadership Institute:

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.

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Upcoming Session: Fall 2022 Leadership Institute Session 

Apply now for the Fall 2022 Leadership Institute!