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.
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.
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
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
GEMs Guest Speakers
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Loved my quick 15 minutes with the girls!
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.
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!