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In 2017, with International Women's Day only a week away, we decided we wanted to do more than just post a #girlpower status on social media. We were tired of just expressing our feminism through hashtags and “the future is female” t-shirts only to go back to focusing on our daily lives.

 

We started Girlz, FTW because we wanted to do something tangible to support women and girls. We wanted to channel the magic of women's day every single day. So, we designed a website, asked our most inspiring friends to become mentors, created a curriculum and launched applications for mentees – all in seven days.

 

Girls from all over the world applied to the program. We chose a final 16 mentees hailing from India, Canada and all around the U.S. and paired them with badass female leaders. We hosted a speaker series to learn from other badass women. We shared awkward moments, insecurities, fights with our parents. We talked about how to get into college, how to build a killer resume, what feminism means to us. We watched inspiring TED Talks, started bullet journals and planned our visions for the year. We supported each other.

Today, our program has thousands of girlz from over 73 countries, our team has grown from 3 to 13, and our vision has expanded beyond just a mentorship program.  As we continue look at news headlines from around the world, we know there’s a lot more work ahead of us. So, with our heads held high and a deep sense of urgency, we’re marching towards the future we want. We hope you join us for this wild ride.

Note: All roles are volunteer positions. We are happy to write recommendation letters if you'd like to include your experience on our team in your resume. 

Fundraising Director

We are searching for an experienced Fundraising Director with excellent leadership skills and networking abilities. The Fundraising Director will be responsible for building good relationships with prospective donors and clients across multiple sectors, communicating with the broader public and internal teams, delegating tasks, and drawing up plans to ensure annual targets are met. You should be well organized, proactive, and have the ability to inspire those around you.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting research on fundraising opportunities.

  • Writing, submitting and uploading press releases as required.

  • Writing funding proposals and submitting these to potential donors.

  • Preparing quarterly budgets.

  • Coming up with ingenious ways to raise awareness.

  • Implementing a variety of marketing strategies and promotional campaigns.

  • Organizing and attending non-profit events and networking with relevant stakeholders.

  • Establishing good relationships with donors, staff, and the media.​

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in PR, Fundraising, or any related field (preferably a Master's degree).

  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience.

  • Previous experience in sales or marketing also acceptable.

  • Sound knowledge of the charity sector.

  • Experience managing a team.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and telephonic communication skills.

Mentee and Mentor Operations Managers

The Girlz,FTW Mentee and Mentor Operations Managers are responsible for ensuring our mentees and mentors are getting the support they need from our program. We're looking for two individuals who have a track record of operational excellence, attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating a mentee and mentor onboarding process

  • Creating trainings that are valuable for mentees and mentors

  • Building processes to trouble shoot issues with mentees and mentors

  • Creating processes to ensure every mentee is matched with a mentor in a timely manner

  • Running focus groups to gain valuable feedback from mentees and mentors in the program

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a customer support role

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Team player who can work independently and take initiative

  • Adept problem-solver with proven ability to swiftly address and resolve challenges in a timely manner

Facebook Social Media Manager

We're looking for a creative, bold, and badass social media manager to lead our presence on Facebook. With over 130,000 followers, we're looking for someone skilled at meaningfully engaging our supporters online. As a member of our marketing team, you'll join a group of incredible women dedicated to elevating the voices of women and girlz from around the world. 

Responsibilities Include

  • Help develop a social media post schedule with Marketing Team to stay on brand based on the current @girlzftw Facebook Page

  • Working with the Marketing Team to ensure goals for the page are being met

  • Find inspiring content to post daily, with high-quality creative (re-posted or made by yourself), writing copy, and adding relevant hashtags

  • Create graphics on Canva when needed

  • Use stories and other Facebook tools to engage audience

  • Coordinate and schedule Facebook Takeovers with interested Community Members at Girlz, FTW

  • Promote blog posts from Storytelling Program as needed

  • Help create social media campaigns around key events such as the Girlz,RTW Conference

  • Help advertise Girlz,FTW workshops

  • Manage and oversee social media content

  • Measure the success of each social media campaign and report to the team about progress made

  • Collaborate with other team members to promote their projects if needed

 

Qualifications

  • At least two years of experience as a Social Media Manager is preferred

  • Knowledge for using social media for brand awareness and growth

  • Previous experience working with nonprofits and social good organizations

  • Ability to use Canva or other graphic design platform to create content when needed

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to consistently manage Facebook page

  • Strong communication skills 

Community Manager

Our community managers are responsible for building programming for Girlz,FTW mentors and mentees that help build a strong and connected global community. We're looking for someone who has a track record of working on women's issues and is a self-starter eager to create and run with initiatives on their own.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading virtual events to bring girlz from around the world together

  • Planning and executing workshops that help girlz build new skills

  • Identifying challenges girls in the program are facing and ways we can support girls

  • Running focus groups to gain valuable feedback from our community

  • Working across teams to recruit more members to Girlz,FTW

  • Working with community managers to build a program that helps girlz connect with each other

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in community building

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Team player who can work independently and take initiative

  • Adept problem-solver with proven ability to swiftly address and resolve challenges in a timely manner

Whatsapp Personal Development Group Lead

Girlz in our program have access to Whatsapp groups where they can connect with others from around the world on a specific topic. We're looking for someone that's interested in engaging and building conversations around personal development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating a content calendar for topics you want to discuss with girlz over whatsapp

  • Being on top of personal development tips and exercises 

  • Managing a whatsapp group with over 80 girlz and ensuring girls feel heard and like they're  apart of a community. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in community building

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Team player who can work independently and take initiative

 

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OUR TEAM
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NICOL PEREZ

CO-FOUNDER

PRIYANKA JAISINGHANI

CO-FOUNDER

AMANDA AREVALO

BRAND CONSULTANT

I'm at my best when caffeinated. I work at the intersection of technology and politics and I'm passionate about empowering people to have a voice in government. You'll sometimes catch me speaking at the United Nations or hosting dinners that bring people with various political beliefs together. I'm most inspired by women who lead with purpose and continuously elevate girlz around them.

I'm never without an erasable pen & paperback book. As I shuffle a mile a minute in the big apple, I'm forever adding fire to my soul by creating an engaging community to address and tackle society’s prevalent issues through powerful media. Catch me changing the conversation by hosting movie screenings to salons that run the gamut from women empowerment to the refugee crisis.

I'm passionate about creating spaces people can connect which directly translates into my work at the crux of community and tech. Storytelling has always been at the core of what I do, something I brought along from my past as a publicist and digital media editor. You could say I'm a content fiend, from women-centric sites to classic literature to quirky films. Otherwise, you can find me walking around a museum, discovering female artists and illustrators on Instagram and adding to my large earring collection.

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NIKITA NATARAJAN

COMMUNITY LEAD

Breaking the glass ceiling and curios at the same time. Clumsy at heart with purpose in my mind. I am passionate about empowerment and ending prejudice of all kinds usually through conversations, films and content that show a perspective that's different from time-bound stereotypes. When I'm not raising my voice for awareness about rights and politics, you'll find me with headphones on, listening to music and dancing!

RAVI RAVAL

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

I've long been actively passionate about social good causes, from tutoring underprivileged kids to running group therapy for adolescents on probation. I studied music and conducting in college, but have loved tech since I was little, and am thrilled to be a software engineer. When I’m not coding, I enjoy singing, investigating new green tech companies, and spending time with my cat. As a bay area native and self-proclaimed taco aficionado, I will happily (and fiercely) debate the caliber of local taquerias.

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ROXANNY NAVARRO

COMMUNITY LEAD

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NASEEM KAPDI

MENTOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER

 I am an educator, trainer, and pastry chef.  I began my career teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to elementary and middle school learners before transitioning to teaching adult learners.  Recently, I was at a nonprofit working at the intersection of culinary and professional learning in New York City.  I am passionate about supporting women and about equity, inclusion, and representation.  I love to read, write, and listen to music.  My (current) favorite colors are green and gold.  

SHARANYA POGAKU

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

I may just be a junior in high school but I’m passionate about entrepreneurship, tech, and supporting other girlz. In the future, I hope to run my own business empire and change the lives of people all over the world. I’m inspired by girl bosses who are breaking barriers, and in my free time, you can catch me reading a book, dancing, playing soccer, or hanging out with my dog, Gucci.

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EMILY JIMENEZ

HEAD RECRUITER

MARYAM AND NIVAAL REHMAN

VIDEO CONTENT PRODUCERS

We're twin activists with a passion for inspiring other youth in the world to make a difference. We're activists for causes including girls' education, environmental sustainability, and ending poverty. Together, we run the YouTube channel The World With MNR to showcase how we are making a difference. We're inspired by all the dreamers in the world who don't give up on their dreams until they come true.

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LASYA MUDIGATI

COMMUNITY MANAGER

My name is Lasya, and I’m a high schooler fromEdison, New Jersey who is passionate about public speaking and debate. My experience with Model UN and student government has made me fall in love with international relations and global affairs. I’m inspired by brave girlz all throughout the world who stir the pot and push for change — something which I strive to do in the future. In my free time you can catch me binge watching Netflix, dancing, singing, or playing the flute.

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BLESSING CHINOMSO NWANKWO 

NIGERIA COUNTRY LEAD

Even though my mother once told me: "You were born to be a leader", I always thought I was just one piece of a larger puzzle. Over time, I've learned that being smart isn't about knowing it all, it's  about making decisions that are right for you. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter where you come from, its all about the actions you take to make a positive impact on others. I'm a Latina making a difference in the lives of others by teaching them to infuse love in everything they do. My mamá once told I would make it big, and now I think I can!

I am a New York City native with over 19 years of nonprofit experience with women, children and young adults. I am a fierce advocate for social justice, diversity and equity in education. In my free time you’ll likely catch me cracking up at relatable memes, manifesting my goals, playing an overly competitive game of Taboo or spending time with loved ones.

 I've lived life through storytelling and experiences, I'm an ardent listener and writer. The burning desire to serve and to add value has led me to pursue social change and self-development. I have a vivacious personality and a sheep best describes me; calm and wild. If I am not having great conversations, writing or reading, then I'll be playing loud songs or having photography sessions with myself.

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ABISOLA OLUFEMI 

NIGERIA COUNTRY LEAD

As a young Nigerian girl from grassroots origins, I fancy myself to be a student of life. My interests lie in finance, technology and law and oh, how I love food! I'm passionate about issues related to youth from underprivileged communities and I have vowed to live my life to bring light and life to the countless dreams and talents that spring up from the slums. To achieve this, I won't stop working on a better version of myself because I believe change starts with me. When I'm not working, learning or vibing to music, you'll catch me binge-watching anything food related.

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AMANDA VU

MENTEE EXPERIENCE MANAGER

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RAHMOT AFOLABI

MENTEE EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Iridescence is a word that would best describe me, but I’m not one for labels. I’m always discovering new facets of myself through round-table discussions, connecting with the community, and traveling to new places. My passion for connection allows me to amplify important conversations that inspire, educate and empower. I live by the quote, “A winner is a dreamer that never gives up,” by Nelson Mandela, and I’m inspired by badass women who fight the system by being unapologetically themselves.

I am an ambivert with different passions and interests ranging from technology to philosophy and health sciences, but at the core of everything, I relish helping people. I love helping people most especially, girlz to explore their full potential and live their best life. As the sun rises anew each day, I start every day with new energy and my curious heart has so much more to discover and experience. I am an adventurer looking for valuable experiences! When I'm not teaching or sharing knowledge, I'm most likely somewhere learning or meeting new people.

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NAYANA BIJLI 

INDIA COUNTRY LEAD

My interests lie in business, international relations, and media. I currently work in the media business, building spaces for movie consumption, but I’m passionate about films & writing that propel social change. My goal is to drive human rights, gender equality, and health education forward in India, through storytelling. When I’m not working, I spend my time watching/reading murder mysteries, often in twisted yoga positions.

AARUSHI PARIKH

EXECUTIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I am a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania who is passion about empowering and advocating for women around the world. My interests lie in medicine, visual arts, and social advocacy. In the future, I hope to fight for healthcare equity. When I am not studying for organic chemistry, you'll find me sipping on bubble tea and binging Grey's Anatomy