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Too many of us are not living our dreams
because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown

About the Academy

The ShePOWER Leadership Academy (SPLA) is designed to expand the number of female civic and business leaders, redefining the vision of leadership. Leadership to include doing well at school, to do more good in the community and excel in her personal life while owning her personal power. The Academy enroll individuals who are ready to grow and engage in preparation for leadership.


By design, the Academy’s leadership and personal development based programs focus on rigorous reflection and thoughtful development around worth, civic leadership agility and business leadership interaction. It is rooted in working on the individual as a unique leader.


The Academy’s core program involves

(1) Leadership: exploring, discovering, and developing each participant’s distinctive style of leading

(2) Personal Development: identifying and developing the skills for negotiating culture in school, civic, professional and social settings 

(3) Mentorship: develop a personal agenda for growth and development through access to mentors and strategic connections with community leaders who understand the importance of leadership, relationships and partnerships.


ShePower Leaders is a non-profit organization that establishes leadership, personal development and peer mentoring programs for girls, which are led and facilitated by women. ShePower’s programs are designed to help young girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and recognize their value.  ShePower provides lessons that include discussion points, information, activities and the POWER of ONE, a signature ShePower lesson. 

SHEPOWER mentor girls to live, learn and lead.  Relevant leadership, mentoring and personal development programs encourage her ambition, empower her confidence, and keep them on track by helping them set goals and work toward achieving those goals. ShePOWER platform is created to educate and train young women to become leaders in their community and leaders in business.  Our focus, is on girls in under-served communities, education, engaging and assisting in building relationships local, national and global to improve the quality of her life and leadership.


Promotes lifelong learning by encouraging girls to develop values and execute in excellence.



The power of Respect: By having self-respect, I gain respect
The power of Making a Difference: By making a positive impact, I get a positive outcome
The power of Integrity: By fulfilling promises and expectation, I gain trust of others
The power of Excellence: By having the desire to operate in Excellence, I will win
The power of Service: By extending beyond my own self-interest, I impact lives
The power of No Fear: By being myself, I am comfortable living life being bold and different.
The power of Passion: By operating from a place of passion, I will live a balance fulfilled life
The power of Diversity: By accepting people from varied academic, social, emotional, and economic backgrounds, I accept myself.

Our ShePower Leaders complete our sessions with a clearer sense of the knowledge, skills and tools needed to achieve greater success, leadership, influence and to contribute to her community. She gains a confidence that she can move within her school and community as a thought-provoking leader and role model.  This mind and skill set allows her to be a highly valued community contributor. She completes the Academy with an increased commitment to shaping her community as a future leader.


ShePower Leaders complete the program:

• more self-aware of her personal leadership style and strengths

• with an enhanced understanding of areas that are critical to her personal growth, community engagement, and leadership capabilities

• more able to identify her most and least effective attributes and skills

• with an understanding of the difference between – and the role of – support and leadership

• able to develop personal strategies for greater success in achieving academic, community and life goals

• with a sense of community and collaboration among peers, educators and community individuals.



Key middle school statistics Approx. 7.8 million (10-13-year-old) middle school girls in America

9% pregnant

13% disabled

22% never make it through high school (drop out)

25% of girls with low self-esteem resort to self-injurious behavior

27% have been or will be suicidal

34% have eating disorders

55% experiment with alcohol, drugs or tobacco

75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking or drinking  -  * Sources U.S. Census Bureau 2009 data


Middle school girls Ages 10-14 - Grades 6-8

High school girls Ages 15-18 Grades 9-12

Other interested parties: Professional Adults

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