Who We Are


To eradicate illiteracy among women in West Africa by combating negative social factors, including teenage pregnancy, early marriage, and school dropout among girls. We provide youth development, resource, guidance and advocacy to at-risk girls, ages 10 to 18; help them cultivate resiliency to negative trends that hinder their success


Future generations of accomplished women empowered to break down barriers and engender change for advancing the status of women in society.


Girls LEAD Change exists to serve as a conduit for advancing women’s socioeconomic, cultural and political status by building the capacity of the female youth in society.

Girls Leadership Empowerment And Development for Change (Girls LEAD Change) is a community based nonprofit organization working in the interest of women and girls in disadvantaged communities. Concerned about negative social factors that hinder girls’ academic and social success, Girls LEAD Change provides youth development education, resource support, guidance and advocacy for the progress of girls primarily in disadvantaged communities in USA and Africa.

We work to Develop Initiatives for women’s Advancement by helping to eliminate illiteracy among women in disadvantaged communities. Through life skills programs that aim to reach the hearts and minds of young women, we Motivate them to seize Opportunities for combating negative social barriers; we encourage them to Nurture their Determination to achieve their highest potential as educated and Self-sufficient women. Through our DIAMONDS Girls Circle© program, we provide girls with a safe space and tools for them to develop their personal road map through leadership and life skills that empower them to make positive life choices.

It Takes A Village

Girls LEAD Change strives to build the proverbial village to support girls’ success by generating the interest, support and commitment of civil society, local, national and international stakeholders, educational institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, business and community leaders, grassroots organizations and concerned individuals.

Removing the barriers that keep women and girls on the margins of economic, social, cultural, and political life must be a top priority for us all – businesses, governments, the United Nations, and civil society.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon