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We are equipping the next generation of globally minded female leaders.

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“GGU creates an environment where every girl who attends will go back with a brighter smile, developed vision, and with a mindset that she'll make this world better."

Vaishnavi, 16, India

Are you ready to make a difference?

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GROW CONFIDENCE in yourself

GET EQUIPPED with specific, relevant skills

BE INSPIRED by global peers and female role models

TAKE ACTION on issues that matter to you

What We Do

We are building an international coalition of girls empowered to make a difference, whose collective actions will create a more sustainable and equitable world. To prepare to become part of the next generation of globally-minded female leaders:

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Why We Do It

There is no country in the world where women and girls experience total equity and equality. We want to change that.
At the same time, the world is facing unprecedented challenges such as climate change and intensifying polarization. Now, more than ever, we need the innovative ideas and essential perspectives that girls and women can contribute to solving many of today’s most pressing local and global issues.
Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Academy (GGU) aims to address these interconnected challenges by creating a global movement of equipped and inspired future female leaders.

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Who We Are

We are a diverse, highly qualified group of international female leaders, who are passionate about preparing the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our collective expertise spans a range of youth education settings, including schools, summer camps, refugee homes, after-school clubs, post-conflict communities, and juvenile justice programs.

Our Youth Advisory Board is made up of Girls Gearing Up alumnae from various cohorts and from all over the world, including India, Malawi, Israel, and Germany.