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The LeadHERship Circle

The LeadHERship Circle

Girl Up's new giving society helps to develop transformative young leaders who are advancing gender justice worldwide.

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Investing for the long-term

The LeadHERship Circle recognizes those who, through their generous financial support, are advancing Girl Up’s mission, vision, and directly helping to develop transformative leaders who advance gender justice worldwide. Join a global network of philanthropists with a gift of $1,000 or more annually to Girl Up.

Can’t give $1,000 all at once? Join our LeadHERship Circle with a gift of $83.33 each month for 12 months.


Where does my money go?

LeadHERship Circle members believe that when girls and women are in positions of influence, they work to create a more just and equitable world for everyone. Members are helping to:

  • Educate, train, and mobilize girls to take action on intersecting issues like gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, girls’ education, closing the gender gaps in STEM and sports, climate change, mental health, and more.
  • Deliver a free, virtual, evidence-based leadership development curriculum, The Leadership Course, to 200,000 girl leaders around the world.
  • Support 6,500 Girl Up Clubs in 152 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Clubs are open to youth of all gender identities and help members learn and apply leadership skills related to advocacy, storytelling, fundraising, and grassroots organizing.
  • Fund the Girl Up Community, an online platform that provides a safe space for tens of thousands of girls all over the world to connect with their peers in other cities and countries, access and share resources, and mobilize for change.
  • Much, much more!
The LeadHERship Circle

Thank you to the following LeadHERship Circle members for their meaningful and generous impact on girls around the world. List updated as of November 21, 2023.


Susan Sherrerd


Nina Ansary • Shaun Robinson


Shelmina Abji • Julie Carrier • Ellen Goldsmith-Vein • Trudy Hall • Husch Blackwell LLP •

Anu Jain • Kat O’Connell • Tina Wells • Jeffrey Wilson


Susan McHugh • Robert Rule • Christine Schirmer


Grwth Club • Alma Coronado • Michael Cummings • Whitney Graves • Charlotte Hayes • Marcia Insley • Karen Jordan •

Robert King • Heather McIntyre • Mercy High School in Middletown, Connecticut • Kendall Morgan • Lourdes Nark •

Katerina Pruitt • Rhonda Robinson • Kavita Singh • Cyd Swerlow • Wendy Tenebaum • Leslie Thorn •

Agavni Tulekyan • Saheli and Tanya Vidhun • Linda Young


Take a stand for girls and women. Shape the future. Inspire others. Join today.

If you have any questions about joining the LeadHERship Circle or about your membership,

email Jessica Langer.

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