About

Who We Are

Educator Approved

eGirl Power is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to bring awareness to Gender Equality and support Girls' Education.

Our goals are to empower girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential.

The key objective is to help girls identify and build upon their personal skills and talents, and prepare for college and career readiness through educational workshops, field trips, mentorship and more.

eGirl Power is created and led by a team of educators with collectively over 100 years of classroom experience.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Amy Mintz

As Founder of eGirl Power, Amy Mintz supervises, oversees and directs all affairs of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, events and programs. She serves as the Gala Chair of the nonprofit's PIFA Awards Gala; and is the Author and Executive Producer of the educational series MI9 Team. more

  • FOUNDER
  • NONPROFIT LEADER

Nicole Mahool

VICE PRESIDENT

Nicole Mahool

Nicole Mahool currently serves as the Dean of Students at Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce in New York City. She has over 13 years of experience as a learning and education professional; and designs and leads educational programs that measurably increase student and staff performance.

  • COMMUNITY LIAISON

Maria Santiago-Valentin

BOARD MEMBER

Maria Santiago-Valentin

Maria Santiago-Valentín is a Learning Disabilities Consultant, Behavior Technician, Bilingual columnist and writer of the digital magazines My Trending Stories and Negocios Hispanos USA, Mindfulness practitioner and facilitator, mother of two daughters, and an environmental, education and social justice activist.

  • COMMUNITY LIAISON

Anna Rivera de Martinez

BOARD MEMBER

Anna Rivera de Martinez

Anna Rivera de Martinez has extensive experience as an educator in the Hawaii Department of Education Public Schools. She has worked directly with students in middle schools and high schools for over 30 years.

  • Education Committee

Joyce Kong

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER

Joyce Kong

Joyce Kong has taught students in Pre-K through 12 in New York City Public Schools since 2000. She is a founding teacher at the Millennium High School, an Adjunct Professor at PACE University, a Teacher Fellow of Pace University STEM Center Collaboratory, and a 2013 Math for America Master Teacher.

Wanda Samson

BOARD MEMBER

Wanda Samson

Wanda Samson supports disadvantaged families through placement into housing and guidance to improve their economic security.

  • COMMUNITY LIAISON

ADVISORY BOARD

Allan Luks

ADVISORY BOARD

Allan Luks

Allan Luks is Founding Director of the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University. A leading expert on volunteerism and named "Nonprofit Leader of the Year" by Crain's New York Business Magazine, he has directed major nonprofit institutions for four decades.

  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR AT FORDHAM UNIV
  • AWARD-WINNING NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP
  • AUTHOR & PUBLIC POLICY MILESTONES

ADVISORY BOARD

Lucia Kaiser

Kaiser is a two-time Emmy Award-Winning Producer whose years of experience scaling the heights of the entertainment industry has won her the respect, accolades, and camaraderie of socialites, business moguls, and celebrities who share her passion for affecting positive change.

  • POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD
  • U.N. YOUTH ASSEMBLY KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • PIONEER OF THE ARTS AWARD

ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Stephen Post

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a renowned public intellectual, speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author. He is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR AT STONY BROOK UNIV
  • NONPROFIT FOUNDER
  • BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

Why We Exist

Overcoming the Confidence Gap

Girls and the Confidence Gap

Stark gender differences are evident when students express how they perceive their abilities; and data shows that a lack of confidence is negatively affecting girls in the classroom. Research suggests that low confidence among teenage girls will result in failing to achieve their professional potential as women. In fact, only one in three girls with low self-esteem is confident in having a successful career; and this low self-esteem drastically reduces the likelihood of girls to follow ambitious career paths.

This lack of confidence is found to detrimentally affect females not just in the classroom, but in the workforce as well. In the year 2016, women have never been more powerful than they are currently. They are making strides in every industry in the country. They are fighting for equality and opportunities that weren’t offered before, and they are winning. More than half of the workforce is comprised of women and they are receiving more college degrees than men. Yet, they represent only five percent of the Chief Executives of the largest companies in the United States. The reason being a “lack of confidence”. While women have the competence to compete for top-level jobs, often their confidence is the factor holding them back.

The great news is that this is a trait that can be reversed with action.

eGirl Power empowers girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential.

Girls who have participated in the eGirl Power program showed gains of up to 20% improvement in self-esteem, as measured in self-esteem surveys provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What We Have to Offer

College and Career Readiness for Girls

The eGirl Power program is designed to provide opportunities for participants to identify and build upon their personal skills and talents to strengthen their self-confidence. We do so through educational workshops, youth summits, mentorship and more, as well as “Career Day” field trips for the eGirl Power Club and leadership skill-building activities for the eGirl Power Junior Council.

INSPIRE

eGirl Power inspires girls with role models from a wide range of industries, sharing with girls the many possibilities for future career fields and success.

EXPLORE

Guest speakers, mentors and educators guide girls to explore a variety of potential college majors and career paths so they can make informed educational and career choices.

EDUCATE

As each and every individual is skilled and talented in different areas, our approach to building self-confidence among girls is to help them learn about and identify their unique strengths.

EMPOWER

eGirl Power equips girls with the tools for success as they prepare for college and career readiness.

How Girls Benefit

Instead of what we have to say, we’ll let the current eGirl Power members share with you how eGirl Power has helped them:

There are many ways to Get Involved with eGirl Power

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