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GLOBAL G.L.O.W.

Igniting the Power of Women & Girls as a Force for Global Transformation

aka Global Girls Leading Our World   |   Santa Ana, CA   |  www.globalgirlsglow.org

Mission

Since its founding in 2012, it has been the mission of Global Girls Leading our World (Global G.L.O.W.) to ignite the power of women and girls as a force for global transformation. As an incubator, operator, and accelerator for girl-driven change, G.L.O.W. has worked diligently to equip underserved girls around the world with the power of education, community, self-advocacy, and leadership, thus furthering the progress of gender equality and poverty alleviation. Global G.L.O.W. proudly serves 7000 girls across 27 countries through mentorship and summit programs, and is determined to accelerate girls’ greatness today so they can build a better tomorrow.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Board Chair/Founder

Dr. Kylie Schuyler

Executive Director

Crystal Sprague

Main address

2321 E. 4th Street, Suite C PMB 616

Santa Ana, CA 92705 USA

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Formerly known as

Global Girls Rising

EIN

45-2738854

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Across the world, women and girls around are faced with constant and overwhelming barriers to education and success, denying them autonomy and self-expression when they are unable to read, write, or tell their stories in a safe and supportive setting. Confronted by discrimination, early child marriage, violence, and poverty, over 130 million girls worldwide are prevented from attending school, and honing the skills and resources needed to demonstrate their inner strength and take their rightful place as valuable members of social, economic, and cultural landscapes both within their own communities and on a global level. Due to these societal barriers, the potential contributions of women to the global economy, public health, and human welfare have been thoroughly underutilized, with women constituting an invaluable but needlessly untapped resource for the technological, political, and economic landscape.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

GLOW Club

GLOW Club provides girls around the world with out-of-school safe spaces to learn and explore, and trusted and knowledgeable mentors to help them discover new techniques for self-empowerment, advocacy, and skill-building, so girls have the tools they need to grow into confident, self-aware, and successful women. GLOW Club gives just as much importance to addressing girls’ emotional well-being as their educational needs, using principles of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Each program includes content that focuses on building awareness of mental and social health issues and how to deal with these challenges in positive and healthy ways. We use the research-based principles of Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Core Competencies to help girls develop into well-rounded, empathetic, and intuitive individuals, who know how to go after the goals they want to achieve.

Access to a quality education and one-on-one mentorship is crucial to ensuring every girl reaches her full potential and our GLOW Club mentors are trained to support girls as they grow their confidence and discover how to express themselves and share their stories. And as girls boldly pursue their education and goals for their future, their mentors help them navigate the hurdles they face as they work to achieve their dreams.

We're not a "one size fits all" organization. We know every girl and every community is unique. That’s why our innovative program modules offer girls and their mentors across the globe a flexible framework, so that after a foundational first year, our partners can make culturally appropriate and relevant choices best-suited to their specific needs and that of their communities.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Healthy GLOW utilizes Global G.L.O.W.’s proven mentorship programming to deliver health and wellness curricula to underserved and underrepresented locales. The Healthy GLOW Initiative provides a 13-week curriculum addressing critical health topics, including sexual, menstrual, and reproductive health; mental and nutritional wellness; substance abuse; and HIV awareness and preventative measures.

By providing a safe and supportive environment, Healthy GLOW participants build essential interpersonal relationships; reflect on topics regarding their physical, mental, and reproductive health that they would otherwise be unable to discuss; and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to claim societal autonomy, academic success, and personal and sexual and self-determination.

In the summer of 2018, Global G.L.O.W. launched its initial pilot for the Healthy GLOW Initiative across three sites in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the course of the 16-week pilot, over 60 adolescent girls were empowered by the critical knowledge and skills provided by GLOW mentors, gaining the means to return to their classrooms and speak out for their personal and sexual rights. Through extensive collaboration with pilot site coordinators, Global G.L.O.W.’s leadership tracked and assessed the progress of the program and its participants, integrating these findings into planned curriculum and project strategies for future sites.

In 2021, Global G.L.O.W. will greatly expand Healthy GLOW, opening the curriculum to all clubs.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Launched in 2019, Global G.L.O.W.’s GirlSolve initiative seeks to prepare girls for self-determined futures by addressing barriers girls face in accessing formal economic opportunities. Through the GirlSolve initiative, Global G.L.O.W. will equip girls with transferable professional skills, including innovation and creativity, problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication, collaboration, opportunity Identification, and resilience, so that girls can be the agents of their own economic futures.

As part of the GirlSolve initiative, Global G.L.O.W. has partnered with Launch gURLs to develop Girl Boss,​ ​an introduction to entrepreneurship program that enables girls to build critical 21st century life skills, digital proficiency, self-determined independence, and an understanding of the barriers women and girls face and overcome in seeking to pursue their goals.​ ​Through a 10-week, self-directed program, girls develop business ideas and formulate their business plans with the help of a Girl Boss Advisor, a peer network of fellow Girl Bosses, and a digital community of Girl Bosses from around the world. Girls emerge with an entrepreneurial mindset, digital proficiency, and the confidence needed to solve complex problems.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Nations Economic and Social Council 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Enrollment across all domestic and international programming

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

GLOW Club

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Note: This figure refers to the number of new partnering organizations. Each partner may correspond to multiple program sites.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

It is the goal of Global G.L.O.W. to catalyze widespread societal progress in gender equality and poverty alleviation, strengthen communities through greater civic engagement, and empower underserved adolescent girls to achieve their full potential through literacy, self-advocacy, personal agency, and creative expression, throughout underrepresented locales worldwide.

Global G.L.O.W. seeks to accelerate transformation and empowerment among the girls served, utilizing mentorship and safe spaces as tools for developing self-determination, personal growth, and socio-economic independence. Determined to address the diverse needs of underserved girls from vulnerable communities, Global G.L.O.W.'s international programming utilizes mentor-guided curricula to promote self-advocacy, well-being, educational engagement, economic opportunity, and community impact.

Global G.L.O.W. is currently pursuing its mission of gender equality and societal progress through three initiatives: GLOW Club, Healthy GLOW, and GirlSolve. Each of these projects has been meticulously crafted to incorporate the five key characteristics of Global G.L.O.W. projects: girl-centered, listening-led, local and global in scale, mentorship-focused, and team-driven. By pairing underrepresented girls with compassionate and culturally conscious female mentors recruited from their local communities, carefully trained in leadership and professional development, Global G.L.O.W. provides guided activities promoting academic achievement, social-emotional growth, and creative expression through workshops and outreach events.

In addition to the mentorship curricula and club programming provided through these initiatives, Global G.L.O.W. recognizes the crucial societal need to hear the voices of these girls in a forum that enables them to discuss critical community issues and share their vision for a better world. In service to this, Global G.L.O.W. hosts Summit Events of local, regional, and international scale. Through these events, Global G.L.O.W. convenes strong, determined girl ambassadors who regularly participate in initiative programming to come together, learn from one another, and discover their role and influence as global citizens. Noteworthy annual summits include the National UCI Summit for U.S. clubs, and Global HerStory Summit, where participants convene in New York create girl-designed Community Action Plans to proactively address challenges faced by women in their home locales.

As a result of Global G.L.O.W.’s programming, participating girls go on to gain economic independence, improved self-esteem, increased capacity for community engagement, and greater academic success, thus unlocking their potential for personal achievement and becoming a positive force for change in their communities.

By implementing its evidence-based curricula into individual communities via local mentors, Global G.L.O.W. serves thousands of girls worldwide with the combined merits of its proven programming model and the cultural and community awareness of its locally-recruited mentors.

Through the guidance of its expert leadership team, drawing from extensive professional backgrounds in education and youth development, G.L.O.W.'s professionally-trained program mentors and project coordinators deliver complex and engaging curricula to participating girls worldwide. In doing so, G.L.O.W. mentors address a multitude of issues facing women and girls globally, providing the knowledge and skills needed for G.L.O.W. girls to circumvent these barriers and reclaim their personal rights as educated and self-advocating global citizens.

Global G.L.O.W. is classified as a Private Operating Foundation (POF), retaining a 501(c)3 nonprofit status, with the same rights and responsibilities as a public charity. This designation is due to the substantial contributions of its social enterprise partner, California Bliss (Le Nid, LLC), which funds all administrative costs for Global G.L.O.W., allowing all contributions by outside parties to be fully utilized for direct programming.

Through its vast international network of grassroots partners, Global G.L.O.W. delivers mentorship programming to 7000 girls in 27 countries across 400 individual sites. Since the 2014 launch of its largest initiative, the HerStoty Campaign, Globa G.L.O.W. has expanded its work beyond original target issues of literacy, social-emotional skills, self-advocacy, and community engagement to address additional crucial issues facing women and girls worldwide. Healthy GLOW and GirlSolve will serve to expand the scope of G.L.O.W.'s global mentorship program to empower girls worldwide with the tools and guidance needed to manage their personal wellness and hone the skills needed to participate in the formal economy.

In the coming year, Global G.L.O.W. will serve nearly 11,700 girls worldwide

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback, Technology is not accessible in all places we work and translation costs are prohibitive

Financials

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

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GLOBAL G.L.O.W.

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Kylie Schuyler

Le Nid, Inc.

Term: 2012 - 2022

Amy Collins

Love Frankie

Jenny Fairchild Brown

HR Consultant

Kit Pancoast Nagamura

Freelance Journalist

Kylie Schuyler

Le Nid, Inc

Milton Davis

NOVA Academy Children's Foundation

Shilpa Deshmukh, MD

Coastal Medical Supply, Inc.

Stephanie Woelfle

Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Mendoza

University of Southern California

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/25/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.