LeadHER ’20

October 12th – December 1st

(10-2pm Saturday and Sunday)

LeadHER is a 7-week virtual academy that encourages young womxn between the ages of 14-21, to pursue entrepreneurship and leadership. Our Academy helps the girls develop the business skills that will make them smart, savvy, and successful in all areas of life. The students will have FUN learning skills and practical knowledge to facilitate an entrepreneurial journey. 

The participants will be involved in programs to build self-confidence, create business structuring, write marketing plans, learn email marketing techniques, create financial projections, learn customer service tactics, community building, and how to write pitch decks, all while gaining knowledge and experience from business professionals. 

During the last weekend of the academy, students will present their businesses to three executives at a “fem” tank where one attendee will be awarded $500 USD to use towards her business, a three-month mentorship with our Founder and will be featured on all EmpowHERto social media channels.

Who Should Apply? 

Girls ages 14-21 who have a demonstrated record of leadership in their school, community or workplace and are committed to becoming an entrepreneur/changemaker. 

What Will Be Taught?

Steps to starting your own business

Principles of entrepreneurship and free-enterprise

 Characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

  How a business operates and makes money 

Introduction to financial principles

  Creating a profitable and sustainable business model 

Preparing a business budget

  Keeping business records and reports

  Investing, interest, stocks

  How to market and sell your product or service

  Write your own business start up plan

 Creating customer service plans

Application Process

Applicants will need to submit an online application. A selection committee will be looking for applicants who can provide examples of demonstrated leadership capabilities in their current lives.


The deadline for completed online applications is July 29th at 12:00 am EST. 


There is a $150 fee, which will be donated to the building fund for our leadership resource center for girls, plus cover the following items:

-The cost of entry into the academy 

– Girls will receive a t-shirt with LeadHER 2020

 – An EmpowHERto goal notebook and pen to record notes and ideas during her LeadHER journey

Click Link to apply