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.
Founder & President
Director, Finance & Administration
Director, Organized Women
Director, Girls' Leadership
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