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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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Meetings are scheduled from 6:00–7:30 pm. Some meetings will be held in person at Carver Educational Services Center and some meetings will be held virtually through MCPS Zoom. To learn more and to RSVP to these meetings: https://linktr.ee/mocoempowher

Tuesday, September 21 Women in Journalism
Tuesday, October 19 Women in Higher Education/College Applications
Tuesday, November 16 Small Business Fair & Fundraising
Tuesday, December 7 Open Mic/Art Gallery
Tuesday, January 18 Women in Fashion
Tuesday, February 22 Women in Literature
Tuesday, March 15 Alumni Panel Event – Where are they now?
Tuesday, April 26 How to Write a Resume and Network Workshop
Tuesday, May 24 Community Conversation: Beauty

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