Boston GLOW

We are a breeding ground for the modern day superwoman.

About GLOW

Boston GLOW fosters opportunities for women of all ages to become empowered community leaders and active world citizens.

Through two specific program areas - Girls’ Leadership (GL) and Organized Women (OW) - GLOW strives to provide pragmatic programming, leadership training, and service-learning opportunities.

Our mission manifests in many ways ~ from connecting girls with women leaders for mentoring to developing community skill-sharing sessions and discussions around the issues women encounter every day.  What fuels our mission is a vision for a community in which women and girls have strong voices and opportunities to lead and shape the future.

The women of Boston GLOW are driven – we’re fierce, fun, passionate about our mission and not afraid to speak up and to speak out. Boston GLOW exists to provide women of all ages a place to connect, a soapbox to stand on, and the financial and emotional support and practical knowledge they need to achieve their individual goals.

Why Boston GLOW?

Boston GLOW was founded based around the concept that every female has the potential to be a leader, impact her community, and that her voice matters.  We strive to teach women and girls of all ages how to effectively use their voice and realize her power.

At Boston GLOW, solutions to local issues come directly from the women and girls who experience them on a daily basis.  GLOW is committed to a solution where women and allies of all genders can come together in a supportive environment.  To turn can’t into can and ensure that girls understand and can harness the power of their ideas, we identified three key areas that GLOW can be supportive: tangible resources, topic-based training, and a positive, supporting community.

 

GLOW offers women and girls the chance to connect. Through GLOW, girls and women can collaborate to discuss the challenges they face as females in today’s society, and the opportunities they have to support one another in addressing those issues.  Our Spitfire series provides speaking platforms for women to share their research, businesses, and discuss topical issues like women’s equal pay.  By bringing together a diverse community of women, we can support one another in our goals and solidify the fact that we are fighting for change together, not alone.

 

Gathering in community is the first catalyst for creating change and identifying our potential.  The second step is through training that addresses important issues.  GLOW offers concrete training through our annual OW career and empowerment conference as well as our SPARKS series targeted to the Girl Leader population.  These trainings have included community asset mapping, salary negotiation, financial management, public speaking, and more.

Finally, without tangible resources, making an idea a reality is a significant challenge.  For this reason, GLOW provides funding and professional mentorship to our IGNITE Change Girl Leaders at a sum of $1,000 to implement her project.  By providing a supportive community, concrete training, and tangible resources, GLOW believes we can create and sustain a community of women and girls creating solutions to the challenges they face.

 

Leadership Team

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Leah Moschella

Founder & President

leah@bostonglow.org
In 2010, Leah founded Boston GLOW as an avenue to generate positive leadership opportunities for women and girls. She holds a Masters Degree in Community Justice – Gender and Youth from Northeastern University and a BS in Sociology and Gender Studies from Fordham University.  In addition to her work at Boston GLOW, Leah develops innovative systems change to education policy to drive college and career access for all.  A 2015 Gabr Fellow, Leah has developed projects to foster dialogue across cultures and believes in global citizenship. In her spare time she loves cheap plane tickets, exploring cultures and buying bow-ties for her cats.
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Meghan Hargraves

Director, Finance & Administration

meghan@bostonglow.org
Meghan is a food lover and founder of Bread & Ginger, a personal chef and catering company. Her first leadership role was as President of Debbie Gibson fan club in grade school, eventually moving on to running Homecoming, working in the Recreation & Wellness Center and volunteering in the Women’s Resource Center during her four years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. In her spare time Meghan spends most of her time reading cookbooks and immersing herself in the wonderful world of GLOW.
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Kim Perrella

Director, Membership

kim@bostonglow.org
Kim believes in the transformative power of communities and the importance of women building one another up. She has dedicated her career to positive youth development, education, and closing the opportunity gap. She holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern and a Bachelor's in English and Communication from SUNY Geneseo.
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Laticia Walker

Director, Organized Women

laticia@bostonglow.org
Laticia began her work with Boston GLOW as part of the Boston Community production of The Vagina Monologues.  After performing in the production every year since she was 16, she stepped up to direct GLOW's production during the winter months of 2015.  When she succeeded in selling out shows during the a snowstorm that dropped 2 feet of snow, Laticia stepped up to join the OW team as the Associate Director.  Laticia is both a devout chocoholic and a practicing attorney in Waltham, MA.  She holds her JD from New England Law School and Bachelor's Degree from Roger Williams.
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Crystal Torman

Director, Girls' Leadership

crystal@bostonglow.org

Crystal is an all around rock star and very busy woman.  Her bio is coming soon.

"Boston GLOW exists not to tell women and girls what needs to change, but to provide them with the tangible resources and community support to turn their initial ideas from “I don’t think I can.” to “I can...and I did!”

- Leah Moschella, Founder of Boston GLOW