Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM) had only been around for a year when Erin Fitzpatrick began mentoring a GEM girl. She was nervous, but that’s to be expected. “Anything new is a little bit daunting,” she says. “I wondered if we were going to get along, if she’d like
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What does it take to keep a girl in high school from being sidelined by financial challenges, language barriers or distractions? Debbi Weinberg, founder of Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM), talks with Sheilah Kast from On the Record about the importance of mentors and how they
Sloane Brown of The Baltimore Sun joined us for BeDazzle 2017 at Woodholme Country Club. In her June 11 “Scene & Heard” column, she featured GEM alumna Gloria Rivera (Class of 2005) and captured her fabulous style. Enjoy the coverage of our fantastic event by reading more about
Click here to read an insightful article in the New York times about first gens going to college.
When I was in middle school I was bullied…a lot. I was bullied all through 6th grade. Nobody helped me or stopped it. I was bullied in 7th grade until I started being aggressive. I had a lot of friends but none of them were willing to help me through
An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women’s health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the
I joined GEM because I heard that it would be a good experience and it opens up good opportunity for girls. I’m actually glad that I decided to join GEM because it showed me that I can go after what I want and actually succeed in it.
On October 21, 2016, Wonder Woman, the iconic superhero, was named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls by the United Nations and will be tasked with raising awareness about Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all