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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 two 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. 

Middle School

Spring Leadership Institute

Calling all middle schoolers interested in understanding women’s activism and strengthening leadership skills! By joining the Spring Leadership Institute, you will form a strong community of middle school students across the county as you gain knowledge and develop leadership skills. Over the course of the two month program, participants will attend bi-weekly Zoom workshops covering a variety of current topics, including (but not limited to) public speaking, intersectionality, implicit bias, and team dynamics.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on February 18th
Fall Program Dates: Bi-weekly Saturdays from 1-2:30pm: 2/24, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4

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

 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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