GIRLS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE INC

All Kinds Of Powerful

aka Girls Leadership   |   Oakland, CA   |  girlsleadership.org

Mission

Girls Leadership equips girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Simone Marean

Co Principal Officer

Takai Tyler

Main address

P.O. Box 24423

Oakland, CA 94623 USA

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EIN

33-1207431

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are 25 million K-12th grade girls in the United States. If you combine the efforts of all national girl-serving organizations, we are only reaching about three million, or about 12% of girls. That means 22 million girls in the US aren’t being reached. Girls Leadership’s bold goal is to close that gap. Girls Leadership is collaborating with other organizations to elevate the girl-serving field, deepen our knowledge, and broaden our reach so that every single one of those 25 million girls has the awareness, skills and confidence to live as everyday leaders.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Girl + Grown-up Workshop

Through fun and interactive games, girls and their primary cartaker will learn and practice how to explore and share feelings, communicate authentically, and make healthy relationship choices. Our workshops introduces girls to critical skills they need to speak and listen with courage, improve communication patterns, and establish strong habits to bring into friendships. Workshops are for girls in grades K/1, 2/3, 4/5, 6-8 and their primary caretaker, and occur once a week, for four consecutive weeks. We also host a 6-8 weekend workshop.

Population(s) Served

At Girls Leadership Summer Camp,  girls are given the opportunity to feel independent and strong away from home. They gain confidence while building amazing friendships that celebrate what makes them feel unique, powerful, and loved. Summer camp is for girls entering Grade 6-12, and sessions range from 2-4 weeks long.

Population(s) Served

Girls Leadership's Summer Day Camp is a transformational camp for girls entering fourth of fifth grade, where they get to be silly and play while learning to build healthy and rewarding relationships. Every day starts with community games, then we have leadership workshops that are taught through theatre and role play, daily art projects, physical play, and theme days. The girls might not even realize they are learning skills to speak-up, stay true to themselves, and create change in their world.

Population(s) Served

Our acclaimed parent education talk "Raising Resilient Girls” focuses on practical, actionable advice that you can use at home to help support the girl in your life.

Population(s) Served

Girl Meets World (GMW) is an intensive three-day training program taught by social entrepreneurs and girl experts Rachel Simmons and Simone Marean designed to equip participants with the latest research, tools, and interventions to support girls’ social-emotional development. For over ten years, this GMW curriculum has been taught at locations such as Girl’s Leadership’s Summer Program and other settings across the world including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.

Population(s) Served

Girls Leadership's Girl & Grown-up Book Club was created to support girls through the challenges of modern childhood and beyond. We choose books about standing up for one’s self, healthy friendships, and facing conflict. Reading and discussing these books helps your girl develop empathy for others, and the characters’ situations will give her a scaffold for growing ideas about the world and her place in it.

Our toolkits give advice not only for book club discussion questions, but also ideas for how girls can facilitate parts of the meetings. Girls will get to practice communication, facilitation, and healthy risk taking in the fun context of the book club. At each book club, girls will articulate their thoughts, encourage quiet voices, disagree respectfully, and take turns facilitating group discussion. We give book club members tips for how to support the girl in their life as she transfers these skills to her relationships, classrooms, and larger communities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Girls Leadership works not only with girls, but also with their primary influencers – parents, teachers, and caregivers – to create sustainable impact. Studies show parents and teachers to be the most powerful teachers for girls all the way through high school.

2) We put social and emotional learning (SEL) at the foundation of all our leadership development.

3) We see girls’ real-life, every-day relationships with friends and family as the primary opportunity we have to teach girls the leadership skills that will serve them over a life-time: self-advocacy, negotiation, compromise, personal responsibility and conflict as an opportunity for change.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GIRLS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE INC

Board of directors
as of 9/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joyce DeLucca

Hayfin Capital Management

Term: 2017 - 2020

Regina Manzana-Sawhney

Google

Amie Thuener

Google

Regan Solmo

Conde Nast

Tina Knauss

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Anna Fieler

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Stephanie Joe

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Maria Kiskis

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Danielle Merida

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Mimi Gurbst

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No