Girl Advisory Board

Girl Advisory Board members in a Zoom screenshot

Who We Are:

Girl Advisory Board members are alums of Girls Leadership programs and want to make a difference in the world. They are in 8th to 12th grades and advise Girls Leadership staff on ways to improve and evolve programming to meet the expressed needs of all girls.

Participation:

Girl Advisory Board membership is an 8-month commitment that begins in October. We are a national board and we meet virtually every Wednesday at 3:45pm PST/ 6:45 EST for one hour excluding holidays.

Project:

This year, the Girl Advisory Board will create a virtual conference for middle and high school girls and gender expansive youth, focused on mental health awareness. Board members build their leadership skills in weekly discussions, lessons on diversity, equity, and inclusion, working together on the change they want to make in the world.

Meet our 2021-2022 Girl Advisory Board Members

 

Alex
Grade: 12
Location: Oakland, CA
Hobbies: Writing non-fiction essays, reading short stories, learning new languages, listening to music, and taking walks

My leadership power is: I’m great with logistics. I can make just about anything work if given, the time and the tools

 

Anya
Grade: 11
Location: Warsaw
Hobbies: Reading mystery novels, bike riding, playing the French horn, photography, journaling

My leadership power is making sure everyone feels included

 

Ava
Grade: 9
Location: New York City
Hobbies: Reading, Baking, Snowboarding, and Hiking

My leadership power is encouraging others to speak up!

 

Ella
Grade: 10
Location: Arizona
Hobbies: Soccer, reading, theater

My leadership power is empathy and support.

 

Isabella
Grade: 10
Location: California
Hobbies: reading, rowing, singing

My leadership power is sharing my voice and listening to others. Also, making sure that other people feel accepted, and contributing my ideas.

 

Kaila
Community Engagement Chair
Grade: 12
Location: New Jersey
Hobbies: Snowboarding, hanging out with friends, doing pottery, listening to music and baking!

My leadership superpower is: My ability to understand my own strengths and weaknesses and to then use use my strengths to help others and care for people in my life.

 

Kamryn
Grade: 9
Location: New Orleans, LA
Hobbies: music, cooking, art

My leadership superpower is helping people realize they have the confidence to be themselves.

 

Niki
Grade: 10
Location: California
Hobbies: Traveling, painting, volunteering, science, cooking & baking

My leadership power is using my voice to empower the young girls of today be the brave souls of tomorrow.

 

Nila
Grade: 12
Location: New York
Hobbies: dancing, listening to music, writing, playing the violin, and roller skating (I’m currently taking lessons!)

My leadership power is my empathy. My ability to understand and care about other people’s experiences is the reason why I’m so passionate about activism and making this world a more equitable place for all.

 

Sofia
Grade: 10
Location: California
Hobbies: Reading, writing, hiking, solving Sudoku puzzles, theater, listening to music

My leadership power is making sure everyone’s voices are heard and everyone is seen.

 

Soumaou
Grade: 11
Location: Bronx, NY
Hobbies: Writing poetry, shopping and bullet journaling!

My leadership power is communication and empathy.

 

Shey
Grade: 10
Location: Bronx, NY
Hobbies: Reading

My leadership power is how i use my voice to speak for those who might not be heard.

 

Teagan
Grade: 10
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Hobbies: cooking, reading, rock climbing, listening to music

My leadership power is my determination and passion to help others. All my life, that has always been my goal, and it will continue to be my goal for the rest of it as well. Girls Leadership has helped me reach out to others and make a change. I would not change this opportunity for the world.


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