Gwen’s Girls Celebrates Women’s History Month

Gwen’s Girls Celebrates Women’s History Month

by | Mar 6, 2019 | See the Best In Me BLOG | 0 comments

We have to figure out what it takes to get women to believe in themselves and that they have what it takes to make it in this life.

Our Founder Gwen Elliott’s words still ring true today as we celebrate Women’s History Month and the women working so hard to figure out what it takes to get girls to believe all things are possible.

This Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day!

We’ll send you another update with ways you can contribute to our mission of addressing the inequities that our girls and women face on a daily basis.

All month, we’re shining the spotlight on black women making a difference in Pittsburgh. Each day, for 31 days, we will publish social media posts praising the women in our village.

Click here to see their stories! These women are blazing trails in education, advocacy, healthcare, government and more, and paving the way for our girls to follow in their footsteps!

We’re celebrating women like the Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark, the first African-American to serve as president judge for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

And Rikell Ford, a social worker at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and board member at Clairton City School District who strategizes ways to better serve black families and help them overcome obstacles and racial disparities.

Women of all ages and backgrounds are making a difference across Allegheny County and beyond. Fro Gang Founder Kelli Shakur is teaching little brown girls to love the skin their in and embrace their natural, kinky and curly hair!

And Medina Jackson, director of engagement for the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development P.R.I.D.E. program, is raising awareness about the importance of positive racial identity, particularly for young Black children and creating spaces for young Black children to love themselves and be celebrated.

Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook to join the journey. We’ve only just begun, and hope you will come along in support of our girls.