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ABOUT GLAM

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OUR
MISSION

 

WE equip girls across the globe with the skills and confidence to seek leadership roles, feel power within their voice, and create positive change in the world.

OUR
VISION

 

WE envision a world where all girls and young women feel empowered and supported to reach their fullest potential, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

OUR COMMITMENT

 

WE are a diverse mix of exceptional companies and passionate individuals who are committed to investing in and inspiring future female leaders. Together, we will bridge the gender gap, reduce gender bias, and increase diversity through mentorship in STEM, business, and leadership for global impact.

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

 

#10000WomenBy2030 - Research shows that girls can be limited by a lack of visible female role models. That's why we joined the United Nations "Decade of Action" and made the commitment to showcase 10,000 women In STEM, business, and leadership roles by 2030.

 

#GirlsEducation - Every day, girls and young women face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence, and fragility. Access to a quality education is a human right, a global development priority, and a strategic priority.

We are COMMITTED to include girls from underserved, underrepresented, historically marginalized, and diverse communities in our STEM education and leadership programs.

THE HEART OF GIRLS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 
MEETUP

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GLAM CEO & Founder Renée La Londe

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It is so satisfying to see the transformation that takes place in these girls aged 8–12 as they learn to feel the power in their voice, make their opinions known, and see themselves as leaders.

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Girls Leadership Academy Meetup (GLAM) operates as a 501(c)3 organization in Silicon Valley, CA. It was founded by Renée La Londe in 2016 based on a very personal experience. 

 

When Renée was 13 years old, she desperately wanted to attend a summer computer coding camp offered by the University of Texas. Unfortunately, Renée had recently lost her father, so money was really tight. Renée’s mother made the incredible financial investment so that Renée could attend. As it turned out, Renée was the only girl in attendance and the experience was life-changing! That watershed experience set Renée on a very successful path in tech.

“That experience enabled me to discover my love for coding and steered me towards a career in technology. Coding allowed me to pay my way through college; I customized and managed software programs for local businesses,” Renée recalls.

 

Renée founded her first company, iTalent Digital, in 2005 and 10 years later, she founded GLAM. Renée knows firsthand how important it is to provide STEM and leadership opportunities to girls.She wants to ensure other girls have life-changing opportunities like this, and without the financial burden on their families. That is why all GLAM virtual and in-person STEM education and leadership programs are free of charge to girls aged 8 to 12 to ensure equitable participation opportunities! 

"I often share with [the girls] that my dad died when I was 12, and while that was very difficult for me, that is not what defines me. I have the power to define my own life and set my own path, and so do they," Renée confirms.

 

Renée has devoted herself to girls and women of all socioeconomic circumstances. As a role model and mentor, Renée is working to bridge the gender gap and reduce gender bias in tech and STEM fields. 

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Renée. You truly are a #GLAMshero and we are grateful for your leadership as Founder and CEO! 

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