Our Voice. Our Time.

Friday, April 30, 2021
9:00am-2:00pm PST

Virtual Event
Invitation Only

The 4th Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit is scheduled to be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST. The goal of the summit is to expose 300 EmpowHer girls, ages 11-18, to a day of empowerment, mentoring, and varying career opportunities in fields underrepresented by women of color. The day will include interactive workshops with renowned women business professionals, student project presentations, (the top three Student Projects will be scored by selected judges), a keynote, and the Rising Star Awards Ceremony, honoring young women under the age of 25 years old who have achieved greatness and serve as role models for our girls.

This year’s theme: Our Voice. Our Time. refers to the powerful leadership young women have exemplified in bringing awareness to societal crises and serving as the catalysts of today’s important movements. For the safety of everyone involved, this year’s event will be virtual.

Sponsorships are still available. For more information on how you can support the Girls to Greatness Teen Summit: Our Voice. Our Time. Contact sheila@empowher.org

Special Guests

Ledisi
Celebrity Ambassador
Keynote Speaker

Isabella Gomez
Emcee

Invited Guests

Dawnn Lewis
Actress, Singer, Writer, Producer

Kameron  Green
Radio Host, KJLH

Bianca Renee
Host

Shonee Jackson
CEO of Nae Nae’s Way, Inc, Community Activist, Mother of Hip Hop Artist YG

Performers

DJ SammiG 

Quynn Johnson 

Victory Boyd

Rising Star Award

 

The Rising Star Award is presented annually to exceptional young women, under the age of 25 years old, who have boldly broken ceilings and challenged systemic barriers to create a path for girls and women to achieve greatness. It is our way of thanking these incredible young trailblazers for shattering misconceptions and redefining expectations for girls everywhere.

2021 RISING STAR Honorees

Cassandra Lin
Environmental Justice Activist

Sara Mora
Immigration Justice Activist

Marley Dias
Representation Matters Activist, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and Author

2020 PATHMAKER Honorees

Brenda Lorena Garcia
Stuntwomen & Actress

Collette V. Smith
First Female Assistant Coach, National Football League

EmpowHer Student Project Competition

Each year, our eighth grade classes are challenged to identify an issue within their community and develop a project proposal outlining how technology can be used to solve the problem. The challenge is designed to foster innovation, engage in social justice, and develop 21st Century Skills – critical thinking, communication and collaboration. In completing the challenge, students had to: (1) identify and learn about a pressing issue that impacts young women  in their community; (2) use creativity and innovation; (3) communicate with group members to complete assignments; and (4) work in groups to conduct research and develop a project proposal presentation. The top three teams are pre-selected to present their project proposal to a panel of judges during the Girls to Greatness Teen Summit. Judges will award first ($1000), second ($500), and third ($250) prizes to the winners.

Get Involved: Become a Mentor

As a mentor, you will virtually meet with a small group of middle/high school girls and share your story. As a successful leader, your journey of success both challenges and inspires our girls to believe in themselves, their potential to achieve and to overcome obstacles. Your story is a fearless example to all young people to create their own stories of accomplishment.

All mentors commit to attending the Girls to Greatness Teen Summit on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Mentors are required to:
(1) Submit application, including a headshot photo (jpeg)
(2) Attend one mandatory mentor orientation (TBA)
(3) Participate in interactive virtual mentoring session with a small group of girls (1:00pm – 2:00pm)

Contact:
Program Director, Keyonna Keith,
keyonna@empowher.org
by March 31, 2021

Special Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors

Partnership Opportunities

$50,000 TITLE PARTNERSHIP

Event PARTNERSHIP includes unlimited audience tickets

  • Dual branding on campaign page
  • A full spread ad in the online program book
  • Press release recognition
  • A video ad during the program
  • Twenty (20) VIP Gala Ticket Packages (Special Gift Bag for each VIP ticket, one (1) bottle of wine for every 2 VIP tickets)

Included in all Packages:

  • Employee Engagement: Opportunity to mentor girls (minimum 1 employee for every 10 girls)
  • Recognition in E-Blast, on campaign page, and on social media

$25,000 PRESENTING PARTNERSHIP

Event PARTNERSHIP includes unlimited audience tickets

  • Branding on campaign page
  • An inside front cover page ad in the online program book
  • Press release recognition
  • A video ad during the program
  • 16 VIP Gala Ticket Packages (Special Gift Bag for each VIP ticket, one (1) bottle of wine for every 2 VIP ticket

Included in all Packages:

  • Employee Engagement: Opportunity to mentor girls (minimum 1 employee for every 10 girls)
  • Recognition in E-Blast, on campaign page, and on social media

$15,000.00 MARQUIS PARTNERSHIP

Event PARTNERSHIP includes unlimited audience tickets

  • A full-page ad in the online program book
  • Logo recognition
  • Press release recognition
  • Twelve (12) VIP Gala Ticket Packages (Special Gift Bag for each VIP ticket)

Included in all Packages:

  • Employee Engagement: Opportunity to mentor girls (minimum 1 employee for every 10 girls)
  • Recognition in E-Blast, on campaign page, and on social media

$10,000 GOLD PARTNERSHIP

Gold PARTNERSHIP includes unlimited audience tickets

  • A full-page ad in the online program book
  • Press release recognition
  • Logo recognition
  • Ten (10) VIP Gala Ticket Packages (Special Gift Bag for each VIP ticket)

Included in all Packages:

  • Employee Engagement: Opportunity to mentor girls (minimum 1 employee for every 10 girls)
  • Recognition in E-Blast, on campaign page, and on social media

$5,000 SILVER PARTNERSHIP

Silver PARTNERSHIP includes unlimited audience tickets

  • A half page ad in the online program book
  • Five (5) VIP Gala Ticket Packages (Special Gift Bag)

Included in all Packages:

  • Employee Engagement: Opportunity to mentor girls (minimum 1 employee for every 10 girls)
  • Recognition in E-Blast, on campaign page, and on social media

$2,500 BRONZE PARTNERSHIP

Bronze PARTNERSHIP includes unlimited audience tickets

  • A full-page ad in the online program book
  • Four (4) VIP Gala Ticket Packages (Special Gift Bag for each VIP ticket)

Included in all Packages:

  • Employee Engagement: Opportunity to mentor girls (minimum 1 employee for every 10 girls)
  • Recognition in E-Blast, on campaign page, and on social media

CUSTOMIZED SPONSOR BENEFIT SUMMARY

  • Title Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000
  • Presenting Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000
  • Lunch Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,000
  • Workshop Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000
  • Gift Bag Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000
  • Technology Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000
  • T-Shirt Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000
  • Student Virtual Table Sponsor . . . .$2,500
  • Youth Competition Prize Sponsor. $2,000

2021 Host Committee

We envision a world where every girl is provided the opportunities and resources she uniquely needs to: embrace the power of her voice; make informed decisions about her body and future; break generational cycles of poverty; contribute to the creation of an equitable society.

2019 Recap Video

Contact

For Sponsorship or to RSVP, please contact

Sheila Gilmore
Sheila@empowher.org
818.430.2182