The principal program of Brown Girls Lead is the “Brown Girls Lead Academy” (BGLA) – an engaging, seven month program for black, collegiate women that focuses on three core leadership development components: Personal Empowerment, Professional Enrichment and Public Engagement.
Each BGLA class is comprised of 20 young ladies who are chosen through an extensive application process that is open to young women in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of study on their respective campus. The ladies accepted into the academy are then paired with a professional, black woman who provides one-on-one coaching and support to her young lady for the duration of the program.
The BGLA is now in its third year of operation at Howard University in Washington, DC with plans for the academy to expand to other universities in 2014.
Seminars in the Brown Girls Lead Academy include:
- Understanding Your Gifts
- Goal Setting & Visioning
- Understanding Your Relationships
- Dress for Success
- Resume Writing & Interview Skills
- Leadership Development, Running for Office & Navigating Past Failure
- Black History Month Service Activity
A special thank you to all the women who applied to serve as a Brown Girls Lead Academy Coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Interested in helping Brown girls lead? Listed below are additional ways you can support Brown Girls Lead. To sign up as a volunteer, please email the BGL Planning Team at Info@BrownGirlsLead.org.
- Give a financial gift to BGL via PayPal (type Info@BrownGirlsLead.com in the email field)
- Assist with special events and fundraisers
- Serve as a guest speaker or presenter at seminars
- Donate food supplies and office resources