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Girls Equity

The Movement..

The Philosophy

The Philosophy

When women are represented in the upper echelon of their industry and field, they give back, influence social change, become change agents and inspire innovation. Ultimately, we are improving the lives of girls through action and exposure to the entrepreneurial mindset and skill set.

The Vision

The Vision

Our vision is that 100% of Certified GEMs graduate high school feeling like they have a strong sense of sisterhood and responsibility to one another. They will be self-assured, college bound, and career-focused so they can become the girl bosses they were born to be.

The Fuel

The Fuel

Powered by Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. (ONGB), which aims to solve the greatest social ills of the day by creating, funding and incubating innovative programs, partnerships and experiences to empower the next generation of high achieving citizens, The Girls Equity Movement is fueled by a generous investment of $150K from ONGB, which enabled us to sustain while we build.


GEMs programs ensure girls have the mindset and skill set of an entrepreneur and a leader


Hours Of Instruction


Miles Traveled




Students Served

In Action

GEMs Alumni

International Day of Girl

Girls Equity Movement taught Design Thinking and Prototyping to students in order to empower and inspire girls by increasing their entrepreneurial mindsets and growing their skill sets. - Partnered with: Chelsea Football Club Foundation in London, England, October 2019


Girls Equity Movement led a lesson for 450 students focused on entrepreneurial ideals and exposing young women to new ideas. Students brainstormed and created a model of one of their engineering ideas. - Partnered with: Chelsea Football Club Foundation, AutoDesk in London, England, October 2019

Color Code Event

Girls Equity Movement, alongside The Hidden Genius Project and Team Inc., led entrepreneurship-driven workshops for 250 students. These programs worked to exhibit a variety of potential career options. - Partnered with: Color in Tech in London, England, October 2019


Girls Equity Movement served 300 students at a TechSlam in South Africa. One GEM sat on a youth-led panel. Students also had the opportunity to take part in workshops led by AutoDesk. - Partnered with: Hidden Genius Project, Leap Schools South Africa, AutoDesk-South Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2019

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Featured GEMs

Klade Windross



Kidist Assef

America Elizondo



GEMs Guest Speakers


The Blog

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Career Mentors

Pamela King

Loved my quick 15 minutes with the girls!                                                                                    

Pamela King

Rose Lejiste

Beautiful and intelligent group of young ladies. I was extremely impressed with the engagement. I loved their fearlessness when asking questions and making comments. That type of confidence is key when they graduate high school and start their college career. Honored to have spoken to them and I look forward to working with these ladies in the future.

Rose Lejiste

Yvette Ankunda

It was amazing to speak with the GEMS. The girls are all lovely and engaged. I received wonderful questions and was inspired by their ambition and aspirations. I think they will all go very far and I cant wait to see them blossom even more!

Yvette Ankunda

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