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Student Leadership



Our Mission

  • Provide leadership development opportunities for young women
  • Establish networks for female leaders
  • Advocate and lobby for issues pertaining to young women
  • Provide opportunities for female leaders to explore career options
  • Engage with allied communities to expand advocacy efforts
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Thursday, September 17 6-7:30 pm Womxn in Politics
Friday, September 25 6-7:30 pm Pay What You Can Trivia Night
Saturday, October 10 6-7:30 pm Community Conversation: Climate Justice
Tuesday, October 20 6-7:30 pm Womxn on the Frontlines
Thursday, November 12 6-7:30 pm Community Conversation: Student Activism and Political Organizing
Saturday, November 21 6-7:30 pm Womxn in Comedy
Thursday, December 10 6-7:30 pm Womxn of Faith
Sunday, December 20 8:30-11 pm Holiday Movie Night
Saturday, January 9 6-7:30 pm Planning for the New Year
Tuesday, January 19 6-7:30 pm Personal Finance Workshop
Friday, February 5 8-11 pm Black History Month Movie Night
Saturday, February 13 6-7:30 pm Galentine’s Day Cooking Class
Saturday, February 23 6-7:30 pm Womxn in Tech
Saturday, March 6 8-9:30 pm Game Night!
Tuesday, March 23 6-7:30 pm Community Conversation: Intersectionality in Feminism
Tuesday, April 13 6-7:30 pm Womxn in Activism
Thursday, April 29 6-7:30 pm How to Write a Resume and Network
Saturday, May 1 8-11 pm Asian American Heritage Month Movie Night
Thursday, May 20 6-7:30 pm Womxn in Journalism
Saturday, May 29 8-10 pm MoCo EmpowHER Coffee House
Thursday, June 17 6-7:30 pm Final Meeting

News and Events

 Women's leadership in MCPS were featured in a story on FOX 5. At the EmpowerHer Leadership Forum, Sue Palka of FOX 5 shared her story and encouraged the women to "dream big" and pursue their interests in STEM related fields.



 MoCo EmpowHER co-hosted the 2018 Maryland Women’s Leadership Forum. The event was a huge success!

2018 Women's Leadership Forum.  Women's Leadership Forum 2

Special thanks to the panelists who attended the forum:

Delanie Blubaugh, Women in College
Karen Edwards, Women in Business
Jessica Qiu, Women in STEM
Sarah Love, Women in Government
Ananya Tadikonda, Women in Government


 MoCo EmpowHER student leaders donated personal hygiene items and made inspirational cards for the Betty Ann Khranke Center for victims of domestic abuse.

Students making cards for BAK center


 MoCo EmpowHER attended Mrs. Michelle Obama's "Becoming" book tour event.

EmpowHER Obama event