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EmpowHer Institute introduces girls of color to STEAM-related jobs

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Visionary Leaders leading with Grace, Balance and Boundaries with Dawn L. Brown, CEO of EmpowHer

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KCAL interviews EmpowHer Institute CEO, Dawn L Brown on the 2024 Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

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CBS News: EmpowHer Institute Aims to Inspire Young Women to Break Generational Cycles of Poverty

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EmpowHer Institute on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

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S5:E2 — “ED or Not to ED” a spirited chat with EmpowHER CEO, Dawn L. Brown

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CBS News Interviews EmpowHer Institute CEO, Dawn L Brown on 20th Anniversary and 2023 Pathmaker Awards Gala

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KCAL interviews EmpowHer Institute CEO, Dawn L Brown on the 2023 Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

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Roland Martin Unfiltered interview

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Spectrum News covers 2023 Social Justice STEAM Camp

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Acting Up: Dawn’s Werk Story

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Giving Black Girls a Marine Biology Boost

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LA Sentinel: EmpowHer Institute Hosts Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

On Friday, April 28, the EmpowHer Institute hosted over 500 girls from 13 schools at their annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year’s theme, Leaders Today. Changemakers Tomorrow., was a declaration of power encouraging the girls to step into their purpose with confidence and commitment.

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Raising and Joyful Resilient Black Children Podcast

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Daily News: EmpowHer Summit in LA Readies Young Women for College, Careers

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LA Sentinel : EmpowHer Celebrates 20 Years in the Community

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KNBC highlights Girls to Greatness Teen Summit Experience

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CBS Interviews EmpowHer Institute’s CEO, Dawn L Brown on 2023 Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

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Black People Parenting Podcast Interview



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EmpowHer Helps Teen Girls Become Confident

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Los Angeles Business Journal: Community Champions: ‘When you see her, you can be her’

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The Wave Newspaper: EmpowHer helps teen girls become confident

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Small and Gutsy Podcast Interview

The Small & Gutsy Podcast aims to inform listeners about smaller nonprofits and social impact organizations and bringing their stories to life.


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CBS LA: Interview with Dawn L. Brown

CEO Dawn L. Brown discusses the mission and impacts of EmpowHer Institute.

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Civitas LA: Interview with Betty LaMarr and Dawn L. Brown

Founder Betty LaMarr and CEO Dawn L. Brown discuss empowering community via the EmpowHer Institute.


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The Pandemic Reset: Living Life with Purpose–Virtual Series I

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Celebrating EmpowHer Institute Donors and Supporters

We spent a lovely afternoon with some of our donors and supporters at KUSTAA in Culver City, just to say “Thank You”! Our organization can only serve the teen girls...

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Highlights of 2019 Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

In case you missed the 2019 Girls to Greatness Teen Summit, here are some highlights. There were amazing speakers, workshops and lots of experiences for over 300 of our students...

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2nd Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

On April 25, 2019, Betty LaMarr, Founder and President of EmpowHer Institute hosted the 2nd Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered To Lead, Presented by JP Morgan Chase.  Over...

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Girls to Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered to Lead

2019 marks EmpowHer Institute’s 2nd Annual Girls To Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered To Lead, which serves as the organization’s primary fundraiser for the year! Thank you in advance for your...

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KCAL 9 Interview for 2nd Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

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From Teen Mom To Corporate Success, Betty LaMarr Empowers Young Girls To Stay The Course & Follow Their Dreams

Our CEO was featured as one of the “Wonder Women” in the blog of @girltalkhq.com. From Teen Mom To Corporate Success, Betty LaMarr Empowers Young Girls To Stay The Course...

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Black History Month – Women You Should Know

Dr. Gladys West, an African-American woman, is a hidden figure behind the GPS System. #InspiringWomen #BlackHistoryMonth #STEM #HiddenFigure https://womenyoushouldknow.net/mathematician-dr-gladys-west-air-force/?fbclid=IwAR1uRWp1u7Fx_uFVSs9iq0ECyIdq8gMWZCTSK95o1C6yoLDeayyvgQ7iCwU

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EmpowHer Students at Summer STEM Camp

Lucas Scholars STEM Camp: For the second consecutive year, EmpowHer girls have the opportunity to participate in the Lucas Scholars STEM Camp. Ten EmpowHer girls along with other students across...

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EmpowHer CEO, Betty LaMarr Featured on KCAL-TV

EmpowHer Institute CEO, Betty LaMarr was featured on KCAL-TV to discuss our organization’s mission and two events that are in support of that mission. She talks about our inaugural teen...

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Inaugural Mentor to Inspire Summit

EmpowHer Institute brought together all of the participants in its EmpowHer Academy from four schools in the Los Angeles areas of Inglewood, Gardena, Watts, Pico-Union to the Skirball Cultural Center...

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EmpowHer CEO Featured on Television

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EmpowHer Hosts International Delegation

This past Tuesday, EmpowHer Institute was asked by U.S. State Department  to host an international delegation from the Near East North Africa region conducting research on programs “Countering Extremist Messaging...

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Season of Firsts

We love ensuring amazing and eyeopening experiences for our EmpowHer Academy Girls. This December has been a series of “firsts” for many of our girls. Thanks to the financial support...

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EmpowHer Institute Salon at Sunset

This past weekend we had the privilege of hosting the EmpowHer Salon at Sunset. Not only did our CEO Betty LaMarr get the opportunity to report on the state of...

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EmpowHer Girls Academy Kick Off

Our Kick-Off Event for the start of the school year was an opportunity for parents to hear more about EmpowHer and the vision behind our Girls Academy program. The girls...

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Mount Saint Mary’s University Women’s Leadership Conference

For the second year our CEO, Betty LaMarr has joined MSMU as a speaker in the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference. She was joined by a group of powerful women who...

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STEAM Summer Camp with Lucas Scholars

EmpowHer Institute girls from two partner schools participated in a week long science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) program. We partnered with Lucas Scholars. The program is a one...

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Proud of Our Graduates

We celebrated a milestone for EmpowHer Institute – the high school graduation of our EmpowHer Leaders Academy members. They are the first cohort of girls, that participated in our EmpowHer...

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Girls Looking into the Future

It has been a very busy month for EmpowHer Girls Academy students. Our program is focused on allowing our girls to see what is possible. To open their eyes there...

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ALL STAR LINE-UP OF POWERFUL WOMEN TO MENTOR OVER 350 MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS

Betty LaMarr, Founder and President of EmpowHer Institute is proud to announce 2nd Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered To Lead, Presented by JP Morgan Chase.  Over 40 women...

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Finale of EMPOWHER CLASSIC 100

 

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UCLA STEM DAY for EMPOWHER GIRLS

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Urban Wealth Management Community Partner Spotlight

It is so great to have a community partner like Urban Wealth Management (UWM) and their team of professional women, Rene’ Nourse and Diane Manuel. They are a company that...

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Amber Rasberry in Community Service Spotlight

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The State of Women Inaugural Summit in Los Angeles

The Inaugural State of Women Summit was held in Los Angeles on International Women’s Day, March 8th. EmpowHer Institute was invited to participate as a partner organization by the founder,...

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EmpowHer CEO Celebrated as Architect of Change

Our CEO, Betty LaMarr, is being featured as Architect of Change of the Week by Maria Shriver in her Sunday Paper blog. This is a celebration of the work of...

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March is Women’s History Month

Women of EmpowHer Institute This is a time to celebrate the many women who have been a part of creating the spirit of EmpowHer Institute. They represent women who desire...

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Conference Empowers Women to Take Control of Financial Future

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Girls at Google

Creating real life experiences that show girls how science, technology, engineering and math are applied is the inspiration to change their perceptions about what they can do and who they...

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Support EmpowHer On Giving Tuesday

We know that so many of you contribute to other charities,so we would like to ask you to do something different this year and donate to EmpowHer Institute. The work...

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Humanitarian Award for Betty LaMarr, CEO of EmpowHer Institute

Our CEO, Betty LaMarr, received the Humanitarian Award for the work we do at EmpowHer Institute. This honor was awarded by FRIENDS OF FULLER (FOF) a charitable organization dedicated to...

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Students Study STEAM and Learn to Surf

Partnering with Digital Media Academy eight EmpowHer Girls were given scholarships to attend a week long class at UC San Diego that allowed them to study science, technology, engineering, arts...

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Elastica and WITI Supports EmpowHer Institute

One of the hottest companies in the Bay Area, Elastica, is hosting WITI members and guests at one of the hottest spots, Rosie Mccanns 0n 11/13/14 at 6:30PM. Join us...

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STEAM in the Summer Time

Some of our EmpowHer Girls are having ‘hot fun’ in the summer time studying STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) on the campuses of UCLA and UC San Diego....

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EmpowHer Institute Host The Seven Summits Women’s Team from Nepal

EmpowHer was asked by The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA), a non-profit organization that implements the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program of professional and cultural...

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EmpowHer Board Member Gains Support of Minorities in the Department of Energy

EmpowHer Board Member, Elizabeth Koshy met with the Honorable LaDoris (Dot) Harris and MeKell Mikell, Advisor in Washington, D.C. to gain support for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives...

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Empowher Social Media Soft Launch: Participate in #50to100 and #ThankfulThursdays

Social media campaigns: #50to100 and #ThankfulThursdays We are in the process of giving our social media pages a boost, but need your help. We know you can make this a...

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UCLA Hosts Event To Highlight Career Opportunities For Women In Science, Technology « CBS Los Angeles

UCLA Hosts Event To Highlight Career Opportunities For Women In Science, Technology « CBS Los Angeles. Our girls had an amazing time today discovering careers in science, technology, engineering and...

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It is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. EmpowHer Institute is happy to be at the center of this month as we embrace the theme of the United Nations, ‘Inspiring Change’. Our organization...

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EmpowHer Spotlight on Honorable LaDoris ‘Dot’ Harris 2014 Pathmaker Award Honoree

EmpowHer Spotlight on Honorable LaDoris ‘Dot’ Harris 2014  Pathmaker Award Honoree-EmpowHer is excited to be highlighting the incredible women we will be honoring at this year’s Girls to Greatness Pathmaker...

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Eat for a Cause and dine with us on December 26th at the Veggie Grill in El Segundo from 5pm-10pm.

Veggie Grill in El Segundo is hosting the EmpowHer Institute end of the year fundraiser.  If you haven’t eaten there before, you better ask somebody! Eat for a Cause and...

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Interview with EmpowHer Institute Teacher Shari Washington

Empowher Institute: What prompted you to become an EmpowHer facilitator? Shari Washington: Since the age of 17, I have been encouraging, motivating and empowering youth to be their best.  I...

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EmpowHer Back-to-School Campaign

EmpowHer Back-to-School Campaign- Each year, over 200 girls are encouraged to get what they need to succeed: (1) Self-­respect, (2) Exposure to skills/careers of the future. Help us change the...

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In Memoriam of Lorraine L. Loder (1953-2013)

In Memoriam of Lorraine L. Loder (1953-2013)–Lorraine L. Loder, Founding Board Member and Treasurer for almost a decade with EmpowHer made her final transition in the early morning hours on...

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End of School Celebration with LA Sparks WNBA Game

Celebrate/ Help Fundraise with EmpowHer Institute and the LA Sparks EmpowHer Institute & LA Sparks are inviting you to the End of School Celebration with the EmpowHer Girls from Thurgood...

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Front of the Line Auction Items

Special Online Auction for Girls to Greatness is still available to you. Look at the amazing list of fun and adventuresome items. Trips to Greece, Paris France, go to the...

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Girls to Greatness Gala was AWESOME!

Girls to Greatness Gala was AWESOME! Our inaugural fundraiser, Girls to Greatness Gala Reception and Awards far exceeded our expectations. Our guests were warmly greeted by our student ambassadors and...

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EmpowHer Founder Selected for Soroptimist Camino Real Region Ruby Award

After being selected by the Manhattan Beach Chapter of Soroptimist International as their Ruby Award winner, our founder, Betty LaMarr was selected as the Camino Real Region Ruby Award Winner.Listen...

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Actors Phil LaMarr and Dawnn Lewis announced as Emcees for Girls to Greatness Gala

Grammy award singer/actress Dawnn Lewis and actor Phil LaMarr will serve as the emcees for the evening at Girls to Greatness, PathMaker Awards. The event will be held on April...

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EmpowHer Institute Founder Receives Ruby Award

Our Founder, Betty LaMarr, has been selected by the Manhattan Beach Soroptimist Club as this year’s Ruby Award winner. She will be celebrated and awarded the honor on March 10th...

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Girls to Greatness Gala Coming Up on April 25, 2013

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The EmpowHer Experience

The EmpowHer Experience. It is our volunteers who really make the difference in our programs. Our students get to meet people from many areas and careers from solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, corporate...

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Malala Yousufzai Outspoken 15 Year Old Wants Education for Girls

The 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was nearly killed by the Taliban for being an outspoken advocate for girls’ education is talking and shows no sign of brain damage, according to...

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The Trouble With Bright Girls -by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. in The Science of Success

Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage.   We are routinely underestimated, underutilized, and even underpaid.  Studies show that...

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“Big Dreams” We All Have Them

September Newsletter “Big Dreams” We All Have Them Click Here: http://conta.cc/U2DXaD “My wildest dream: ” My wildest dream is to be president and help immigrants In 15 years the coolest...

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Girls to Greatness Sending More Girls to Summer STEM Camp

One of the big benefits of the Girls to Greatness Luncheon was to increase the number of girls who have the opportunity to get exposed to skills for the 21st...

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The Advantage of Being an EmpowHer Leadership Council Member

There are many reasons to become an EmpowHer Leadership Council member. As a member some of the benefits will be: Contribute to solving one of the largest social epidemics in...

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Calling Mentors-Volunteers-Business Plan Advisors for Back-to-School Programs

Calling Mentors-Volunteers-Business Plan Advisors for Back-to-School Programs. We have been so fortunate to meet so many people who have expressed an interest in helping us in this movement to keep...

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Hot Fun(d) in The Summertime–July Newsletter

July Newsletter. See many of the activities of the organization, from school closing ceremonies to being chosen the Karma Charity by Moskha Yoga-LA. Hot Fun(d) in the Summertime http://conta.cc/PAYsZy

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How Can You Help? Summertime Soiree’ Friendraiser

The Summertime Soiree’ kicked off a campaign to support the Fall programs that we are offering to our EmpowHer Girls. As part of the EmpowHer Academy curriculum in Life Skills,...

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WE WON THE LAKERS YOU GRANT CONTEST

Thanks to all of the hard work of EmpowHer Supporters, we won by a mere 1% point! But just like the NBA Finals, nobody cares about how much, just that...

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Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High

Experts Speaking – Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High  

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June Newsletter- June Jubilation

Every month EmpowHer develops a newsletter to update you on many of the happenings in our programs. You will find out about upcoming events and highlights of past events. Be...

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EmpowHer Needs Your Votes for Lakers Youth Foundation Grant

EmpowHer Institute is 1 of 5 finalists for The Lakers Youth Foundation YOU GRANT!  Five Los Angeles area nonprofit organizations are in the running to win one $2,500 grant from...

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EmpowHer Institute Leads with Technology for Teen Girls at Next-Gen Conference

The Next-Gen conference is part of this year’s Women in Technology International Summit. WITI’s Annual Women Powering Technology Summit at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, CA June 3-5, 2012...

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Celebrating the WITI Women

We are 6 days away from this amazing event. There are so many talented women who will be mentoring the EmpowHer and Girls, Inc girls. They live this quote from...

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Life Moments for Women

This book project has so much meaning for EmpowHer Institute. Not only is our founder, Betty LaMarr, one of the featured contributors but the proceeds go to the Women’s Foundation...

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She Will: Empowering Girls and Women

This video reflects the challenges and opportunities for women and girls all over the world to receive an education. The message reinforces the mission of EmpowHer Institute and the work...

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EmpowHer Girls and Girls’, Inc of Alameda to Attend WITI Conference

EmpowHer and Girls’ Inc of Alameda are partnering with Women in Technology International (WITI) to expose girls to technology careers. The girls will attend a micro conference called Next-Gen inside...

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Sustaining Effective Mentor Relationships

There are many ways mentors can sustain effective mentoring relationships, including: • Maintain a steady presence in the mentee’s life. That means showing up for scheduled meetings or, when that...

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The Mother and Daughter Conference

EmpowHer Board Members, Carole Jones and Sue Robins will be facilitating for the Cleota Youth and Women Service Center “Mother & Daughter Health Conference committee“, we would like to thank...

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Fashion Brand a “State of Mind”

Christina Charokopou Founder/Creative Director of The Briteline in Athens, Greece is customizing T-shirts with a positive message for our Empowered Girls final class of the year. THE BRITELINE is a...

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New leadership for EmpowHer Leadership Council

Brandie Cobb will be taking the reins as Chair of the EmpowHer Leadership Council. Heather Sheldon, former Chair will be moving to the 2013 Fund Development Committee. We thank Heather...

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