We envision a world in which all girls, young women, and gender-expansive young people can achieve their potential and live unapologetic, liberated lives without fear of violence or injustice.

OUR GOALS

ADVANCE

the collective power required to secure social, economic, and political justice with and for girls and gender- expansive young people.

ENSURE

that girls and gender-expansive young people have the support and opportunities they need to heal, be safe, be free, and experience joy.

TRANSFORM

the deficit narrative about girls to one of power, brilliance, and potential.

OUR TEAM

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa

President
Portland, Oregon

Jessie Domingo Salu

Vice President
Collaborative Vision Advancement
Portland, Oregon

K. Shakira Washington, Ph.D

Vice President
Advocacy & Research
Washington, DC

Holly Weems-Ladd

Vice President
Finance & Operations
Portland, Oregon

Maryann Jacob Macias

Senior Director
Collaborative Vision Advancement
New York

Samantha López

Director, Initiatives & Research
Portland, Oregon

Lisette Orellana Engel

Director
Germantown, Maryland

Jasmine Henderson

Director
People, Culture & Systems
Portland, Oregon

Selene Cortez

Senior Associate
Portland, Oregon

Shemia Dillard

Project Assistant
Atlanta, Georgia

Michelle Diaz

Director, Projects
Queens, NY

OUR BOARD

As pictured above from left to right: Dr. Linda Laussell-Bryant, Chair | Bill Ryans, Vice Chair | Charles Baldwin, Treasurer |Melissa Byington, Assistant Treasurer | Justin Yuen, Secretary | Kate Rademacher, Trustee | Ronald Waterman, Trustee | Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson, Trustee | Doniel Sutton, Trustee | Ken Sipes, Trustee | Terri Yellowhammer, Trustee