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Testimonials 2022

Hello Poojan and Therese! Hope you are both doing well! As you may know I had my Co-op interview with Hamilton Health Sciences for the Cleric position at McMaster's Children's Hospital. The interview went amazingly well, especially for my first and they reached out to me shortly afterwards offering me a position at the Women's Health department. This truly was a huge chance for me since this position was offered to only one person and I had no confidence that I would be able to actually acquire it. I wanted to share this exciting news with you both first since your guidance helped me reach the steps for this and I could not be more delighted with this opportunity and growing from it, thank you for supporting me in path to education and encouraging me to take opportunities like this, I hope to keep learning and growing through EMP and volunteering. Super excited and wanted to let you both know first. Thank you once again!

- Amna Rehman

Hi there! My name is Harkeerat Bhatia and I am currently in my final year of high school aspiring to become a lawyer one day. I got introduced to EmpowHer through Therese, and believe me when I say this, it was the right decision. Over the last few months, it has not only helped me to enhance my interpersonal skills but also given me a chance to meet an incredible group of strong women and an opportunity to network with so many like-minded individuals. Since joining I have gotten many opportunities to volunteer such as being one of the hosts for The Political Debate. Though my favourite event was the Merry and Bright Market, it was a fun night. It felt great seeing the planning and effort becoming such a success and seeing people leaving with happy faces. The biggest reason I loved it was after Covid, I got a chance to meet and interact with people in person rather than just talking to an icon on a Zoom meeting. It was an amazing experience, I enjoyed it and I am sure there are many more to come. EmpowHer is not only a great organization to volunteer with but also a tight-knit community that you could turn to anytime and to be honest I am grateful to be a part of it!

- Harkeerat Bhatia

Hi, my name is Krishantini Jagadees Malathi and I've been part of EmpowHer for approximately 3 months. And, believe me when I say that this is more than enough time to realize the value of EmpowHer as it opens doors to incredible opportunities. With its informative workshops, networking opportunities and event planning, it has empowered me to be successful, not only by allowing me to explore my talents and interests but also by developing the required confidence, perseverance and sense of responsibility that is so vitally needed in today's world. By adapting a wholesome and inclusive approach, EmpowHer helps me to develop the necessary skills for the contemporary market and to be an observant and active member of society. This is because EmpowHer encourages me to be conscious of the issues in our society rather than usual ignorance as it allows open conversations with politicians to occur. All in all, being a member at EmpowHer is truly a pleasure and is what one would call a golden opportunity. I've truly grown from this experience and I am sure that it will allow me to learn so much more!

- Krishantini Jagadees Malathi

Empowher has been one of the most beneficial extracurricular activities I have done throughout high school! This program has helped boost my confidence, build up my time management skills and, most importantly, taught me what it means to give back to your community! I have loved working with the rest of the EmpowHer girls on projects and creating events for our community. The results of our efforts have been incredibly satisfying and fulfilling! The team bonding within EmpowHer is rare within most clubs nowadays. I am grateful that I am a part of EmpowHer, where I am respected, listened to, given importance and treated like family! Not to mention, I have learned a plethora of soft and hard skills that I will be using throughout my life! I am eager for what is to come and look forward to working with the incredible EmpowHer team!

- Agamjot Kaur

I am Samanta Sohail and I am currently in grade 11. A person can only learn how to grow and groom themselves by stepping out of their comfort zones and grabbing onto opportunities that come their way and this is when EmpowHer became that one opportunity for me to improve my transferable skills by challenging myself to do different and unique things that I never imagined I could do. Ever since, I joined EmpowHer in January 2022. I got a chance to try various tasks like participating in the "We Women" event in which I got a chance to make a 10 minute video along with one more member and the video was composed of famous women leaders along with showcasing the amazing volunteers who earned more than 500 hours volunteering at EmpowHer. The video turned out great and everybody loved it and my hard work paid off which made me proud and made me realize how much trying out different opportunities gives a person to improve themselves and learn at the same time. Furthermore, I also did tasks in the "Civic Action Spring" town hall event which made me grow further as a citizen and not just as a volunteer. For this event, I made well-prepared questions for the candidates which were later on asked from them to make youth understand who and why they should vote for in the upcoming provincial elections. The questions I made were actually constructed based on each party's stance and initiatives which made it quite harder but I managed to research thoughtfully and came up with good questions that my mentor liked and it made my perspective grow on how a person should be alerted with their future like taking part in town hall events. EmpowHer has always been a milestone towards me not just improving myself but also getting to know myself better.

- Samanta Sohail

In such little time, I have learned so much from Empowher, I have grown and developed an array of skills through the many workshops I've attended. I learned the basics of starting a business, digital designing with Canva, how to invest with the bank, and much more. I've also met some hard-working and determined people who have inspired me. I've gotten more confident in what I have to offer and I'm always looking to continue learning.

- Parvini Coonjoobeeharry

Initially, I had joined Empower to simply gain some volunteer hours, but soon enough I realized it is much more than that. EmpowHer is an organization that strives to make a change in the community and give women the opportunity to grow and learn. EmpowHer has given me multiple opportunities to get involved in my community, and volunteer. It taught me to step out of my comfort zone, and give me the chance to be a leader. Not only that but, it tremendously aided me in growing my interpersonal skills. I have grown as an individual and will continue to in EmpowHer. I will continue to learn many beneficial skills that will stick with me, and prepare me for my career path and future education.

- Muskaan Dhaliwal

Through Empowher I was able to learn so much about myself. I was able to learn more about digital marketing and the amount of work that goes behind huge events. I was able to test my limits and pursue my interests. I was able to interact with peers that wanted to support each other's growth. The environment within Empowher is uplifting and supportive!

- Allisha Saini

I initially joined empowher looking to gain some volunteer hours but it turned out to give me far more than that. Empowher offers a multitude of opportunities, they provide workshops on important subjects that everybody should know, leadership opportunities, you can make connections, etc. My time at empowher so far has helped me build several skill sets, for example, communication and teamwork. In addition to all this, empowher also contributes and gives back to the community. I was lucky enough to be a part of their most recent event, "Civic Action Spring", educating the general public about important matters like voting is something that I personally am passionate about. All in all, empowher has done some great things for me and I would recommend anybody who is thinking of joining to take the leap and be a part of this amazing group!

- Aneela Chaudhry

Hello, my name is Manmeet. I joined EmpowHer because it is a very exciting organisation to be a part of. In addition, the women in this group are fun to be around and they are always there for eachother. I have gained many new skills from various workshops I have attended like Digital Training, Financial Literacy, and Government. The workshops are amazing because they are very informative and I can apply the new skills that I have learned into my life. Also, this is very beneficial because I get to be more involved in the community and meet new people.

- Manmeet Dayal

Thus far, my experience with EmpowHER has been unexpected but in the best way possible. At times, it can be hard to find opportunities that will assist me in further developing my skill set, however that's not the case with EmpowHER. Being in this program now, it definitely took me by surprise to see how dedicated everyone is to this organization and its initiatives, and how caring and supportive everyone is of each other. I joined early 2022 and there have been many opportunities to further my knowledge and abilities, such as with content creation, a skill I've always wanted more experience with. I've learned so much already through our RBC financial workshops, Digital Analytics, etc, and I can't wait for more! This program exposes you to a wide range of topics to learn from and it's such a great place for young girls to grow and both add to and apply their various talents.

- Sankavi Piratheepan

During my time at EmpowHer I have learned several important transferable skills such as responsibility, collaboration and initiative. Not only does EmpowHer teach me such valuable skills, but they teach the skills in a way where you learn more about modern day careers and knowledge-based skills. For example, the recent civic action town hall gave me a chance to take on more responsibilities and initiative roles while learning about the provincial political environment. This is so crucial in the workforce because a wide range of skills and knowledge makes you more reliable to several or harder jobs. I believe that this is EmpowHer's main intention, to give womxn the opportunity to expand their knowledge and abilities because of the limited opportunities given to womxn in the first place.

- Kira Hamilton

I joined Empowher back in March because I heard of all the amazing events they were planning, and all the new skills they were teaching, which were not being taught to young women like me. And since I have joined I have learnt so many different skills which I wasn't expecting to learn, skills which no one has taught me, things which my teachers, nor any other program I've been a part of has taught me. In the last couple months I have learnt about sustainability, banking with RBC, how elections work, as well as Town Halls, graphic designing, and much more. All skills which were all brand new and exciting to learn. Skills which I can apply to my daily life, and I am so thankful to be able to be apart of such an amazing group.

- Mahum Qureshi

There are countless reasons why I believe that EmpowHer is so beneficial to me. I joined March of 2022, and felt like I belonged the moment we had an introductory meeting. All the mentors and members were so welcoming, it was so comfortable. I wanted to find a way to get my volunteer hours but EmpowHer is so much more than that. All the workshops so far have been very beneficial and educational. This program has been helping me with my consciousness of inputting my opinions into discussions. With the different meetings that EmpowHer has organized, I was able to communicate with so many other girls and that helped me learn how to be more outspoken with my ideas and opinions. I am thankful beyond belief that I was able to discover EmpowHer because, even through such little time, it has already taught me so much. As a youth in our community, EmpowHer has also educated me with some of the issues in our society. With the members being involved in conversations, the diverse perspectives have taught me so much as well! The events and workshops EmpowHer offered have strengthened my communication skills, listening skills, collaborative skills, and more. I can’t wait to continue this journey with EmpowHer and see where it takes me!

- Muskaan Sahi

I Joined EmpowHER recently because I wanted to find a way to build new skills and expand my network. It has been a great experience with all the fun and free workshops and events they organise. I love how all the members are friendly and encourage you to contribute. They have a positive energy that makes me feel included and confident to speak my thoughts. The free workshop helps me build new skills and be aware of small things I have noticed before. EmpowHer is an excellent program that has opened many new doors and opportunities for me, so I am glad to be part of EMpowHer and look forward to learning and working more with the team.

- Heaven Getahun

Hello, my name is Lovina Chadha and I've been a part of Empowher for about 3 months now, still utterly enjoying the process. I joined Empowher because I was able to observe the unity and aspiration it presents through attending the We Women event in March. Empowher brings out the betterment of young girls by providing a variety of opportunities through workshops, events and references. This program displays unlimited possibilities in relation to your input and desire as a member. In my case, I enjoy graphic design and marketing which is why I especially liked Nabeeha Ahmed's Canva and Instagram tutorial workshops earlier this month. Throughout my time as a member so far, I've learned several key attributes of banking, real estate, business, marketing, planning, politics and more. Moreover, the Empowher community is welcoming, supportive and understanding which interested me more than anything. As a collective, the Empowher mentors and general members have inspired me to showcase my capabilities, as well as learn from others, adding value to my life.

- Lovina Chadha

EmpowHer has been an incredibly rewarding experience since the very first orientation I attended. Not only do I look forward to every single workshop/event, but I know that I'll learn something new every time. All the workshops that I've gotten the opportunity to attend have taught me to become a more well-rounded, responsible individual and they help me ensure I'll be successful in all of my post-secondary endeavors. EmpowHer has also given me other opportunities outside of the program itself and has shaped me significantly in just a few months. This program has also taught me to communicate with others effectively, and improved my professionalism in every way. These past few months I have been given every opportunity to improve different skills, take risks, grow from my mistakes and become the most confident version of myself. Thanks to EmpowHer I know my assets and where I need to improve to be a strong, and active member of my community. I am beyond grateful to be a part of a program as unique and powerful as EmpowHer!

- Japnaam Kamboj

While volunteering at Empowher it not only opened up many opportunities and helped build new skills, but most importantly taught me the importance of volunteering. I first joined Empowher in search of an opportunity that would help strengthen my transferable skills, meet new people and gain experience and Empowher did not fail to satisfy those needs. Through the various workshops Empowher organizes such as Financial literacy, or digital analytics it really helped me learn more about these topics. I really appreciate that Empowher organizes workshops that cover topics that have meaning, that relate to the real world and are not typical concepts that I have learned in school, or as in depth. I also enjoy the various events Empowher organizes, not only getting the opportunity to attend them but to be a part of the organizing aspect, further proving the point that being a part of Empowher has helped me strengthen my skills and build new skills. Overall, being a part of Empowher thus far has been amazing and I wish that I could have come across it much sooner.

- Sanjana Patel

I don't think it's possible, to sum up, my experience here at EmpowHer in one word. But if I had to, the word I'd choose is life-changing. It seems so dramatic but honestly, there's no other word that could encapsulate the gratitude and appreciation I feel towards this organization and the brilliant women that are the root of all its success. Not only have I learned things beyond my school experience, but also made connections that I know will continue to help me throughout my life. EmpowHER has made me more confident, a better problem solver, and honed my leadership skills. It has given me multiple opportunities to branch out and try things I would've never done elsewhere. It has taught me the importance of volunteering and how it's actually such an understated experience. Volunteering at EmpowHER has changed me for the better and I can't imagine my life without it.

- Hibah Jelani

In the time I have been volunteering with EmpowHer, I have learned a lot about a range of topics. This is anywhere from digital creation to women's health. We have covered many subjects that I never would have had so much knowledge about if I was never in the program. Out of all of our workshops, our business project was my favorite. This task involved creating a business in small groups. It allowed us to expand our creativity and come up with something practical, yet fun. It also was built on teamwork and I had a lot of fun getting to know some of the members through this project. One thing I really love about EmpowHer is how much of a community it is. I have never felt uncomfortable to voice any of my thoughts and ideas to the group, as I know my voice will be heard and taken into consideration. EmpowHer has helped me grow a lot as a person and is something I will never regret joining.

- Ariana Khairulla

EmpowHer has broadened my horizons and allowed me to grow into a more aware and responsible citizen. EmpowHer has pushed me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me every step of the way. EmpowHer allowed me to gain experience in areas that expanded my vision. Through workshops and events hosted by EmpowHer I have been presented with numerous opportunities to strengthen certain skill sets that require improvement and further better others. Through EmpowHer I was able to develop graphic designing skills and better my communication ability. EmpowHer allowed me to take on roles with responsibility and supported me through the way and taught me how to succeed. The most interesting experiences in EmpowHer for me were the various events I partook in. The town hall, business project and the carabram events all had something unique and intriguing which proved to be the most interesting. In the town hall event I was able to become more aware of political dilemmas in our society and improve my communication skills as I co-hosted. The business project was an event in which we were to create and market our own startup company reflecting the UN goals. Through the business project I was able to learn the prospects of certain businesses and delve into the financial world. The carabram event educated me on different cultures, improving my awareness of the world around me. EmpowHer is a unique program for its ability to intrigue and educate the youth while guiding and supporting them. EmpowHer builds the foundation for success and paves this path through encouragement. EmpowHer is not just a program but a family.

- Ghazala Singh

My experience in EmpowHer so far has been incredible and unforgettable. Aside from simply earning my volunteer hours, I've learned and strengthened skills such as collaboration, responsibility, and many more. Additionally, I've made lifelong memories through the workshops, events, and whilst planning the occasions. I've grown so much thanks to my experiences at EmpowHer. Due to EmpowHer, I have grown in many ways such as learning to communicate better and by taking more initiative. I have also learned to take more responsibilities and become more punctual. I believe that my most interesting experience was the Town Hall event because it was my first event and I was able to research and learn about my community. Additionally, while I was researching for the Town Hall questions and preparing for the event, I found out how fun and unique this program is. From the planning to the rehearsals, this event was definitely remarkable and unforgettable. Lastly, what I found unique about the EmpowHer program compared to other programs is the strong sense of belonging and a community. This program really makes you feel included and part of a caring community.

- Zahra Anjum

My time with EmpowHer has been wonderful. I enjoyed making connections with various people. I also like working on many projects, including creating posters and videos and doing marketing and content creation. Frankly, Empowher allowed me to speak up. I was a very shy person who disliked interacting and communicating with others. My public speaking abilities, which I lacked, have been strengthened by the skills Empowher has taught me. The constant communication is what makes Empowher special in my opinion. The majority of the organisations I am a part of hold meetings every two weeks or even monthly. I appreciate how EmpowHer creates a welcoming and enjoyable working environment.

- Sahiba Sethi

Hi, my name is Krishantini Jagadees Malathi and I've been part of EmpowHer for approximately 6 months. And, believe me when I say that this is more than enough time to realize the value of EmpowHer as it opens doors to incredible opportunities. With its informative workshops, networking opportunities and event planning, it has empowered me to be successful, not only by allowing me to explore my talents and interests but also by developing the required confidence, perseverance and sense of responsibility that is so vitally needed in today's world. By adapting a wholesome and inclusive approach, EmpowHer helps me to develop the necessary skills for the contemporary market and to be an observant and active member of society. This is because EmpowHer encourages me to be conscious of the issues in our society rather than usual ignorance as it allows open conversations with politicians to occur. All in all, being a member at EmpowHer is truly a pleasure and is what one would call a golden opportunity. I've truly grown from this experience and I am sure that it will allow me to learn so much more!

- Krishnakali Pathak

I joined EmpowHer in June, and honestly, it has changed my life. Before joining EmpowHer I had some problems with public speaking primarily because of the lack of opportunities which made it impossible to practice. After joining EmpowHer I was given many opportunities to speak to a crowd such as the Civic Action Workshops and the Career Fair. These opportunities helped me grow as a person by improving my public speaking abilities to a significant degree. In addition, while part of this organization I learned many new things such as more about Islam, the levels of the government, various university programs and career paths as well as other smaller workshops teaching how to buy a house and much more. My most interesting experience with EmpowHer would have to be the Eid EmpowHer event, it was extremely fun. I loved meeting so many new people disregarding age barriers and actually just enjoying ourselves with good food, great discussions and henna. I believe EmpowHer is different from other organizations because honestly, not many organizations would celebrate our diversity. Most would neglect these religious festivals because they believe not entangling their organization in religious matters would make things more equal and unbiased. But I honestly prefer EmpowHer's unique approach since they chose to celebrate all religions and cultures. I believe ignoring a problem won't change it, actually celebrating and accepting our differences is what will make the world change.

- Nowshin Saiyara Mahmud

I joined EmpowHer hoping to expand my network, gain new skills and find more opportunities to get involved in my community. I always believed in women helping women to upskill and help them grow. Compared to other community outreach organizations that I have been part of, Empowher made me feel welcome from the beginning, they assured me that they'd be there to support me throughout this program and stood by that. The Mentors I had were amazing and definitely walked the talk. Their goal was to ensure I was provided with opportunities that would not only challenge me but also hone my existing skills. I took part in workshops such as LinkedIn, financial literacy, career workshops, personal branding all of which have helped me in multiple ways. I took ownership of tasks for the working committee to plan the career fair as well. I've been able to refine my online presence, learn more about how to become more responsible with my income. I've also had the opportunity to network with people from the public sector and learn more about the impact on the community. EmpowHer isn't just a program that promises you things. It's a program that ensures that you develop new skills and ensure you can apply that practically in a project. By this approach you move forward and make your path within the career of your choice. I'm grateful that I am able to be part of this program and have had the opportunity to make the connections that I did.

- Divya Sivaram

I joined the EmpowHer program in the summer of 2022 in hopes of branching out of my comfort zone and putting myself out there. I am so grateful to have made this decision as joining EmpowHer has been one of the best experiences of my life. The amount of opportunities and knowledge I've already gained through workshops and events is unbelievable, but that's not even the best part. The womxn of EmpowHer live up to their name and are so undoubtedly supportive, talented, and inspiring. I've not only learned critical skills like resume writing, financial literacy, and interview skills, but I've built strong relationships and connections as well. All in all, joining this program unlocked a limitless amount of potential for me to grow, and I'm so grateful that EmpowHer is giving countless womxn the opportunity to engage in such a beautiful community.

- Amreet Kooner

I have been a part of many programs and organisations but none has provided the experience that you receive from EmpowHER. As a giving program, EmpowHER not only provides you with resources and free workshops but also allows you to use your newfound skills and abilities to plan future events and work on projects. Joining EmpowHER has already shown me a bright future by giving me these new tools that will be of huge aid to me in the future while also connecting me to mentors and people to whom I can reach out in the future for references or help. Besides gaining all these experiences and resources, by being part of EmpowHER, I am also a part of a safe and welcoming community that is diverse and respectful. Your opinions greatly matter to this program as well as you get a chance to show off your potential while working together as a team to accomplish a goal. Spending time at EmpowHER allows me to volunteer in a secure environment while also obtaining a variety of opportunities and programmes that are always beneficial and will remain so in the future. It is the ideal give-and-take relationship. Additionally, EmpowHER offers you a complete view of the market and a setting that is obtained through employment. This experience helps you develop personally and aids in the development of your abilities, fostering a sense of professionalism.

- Amna Rehman

Hello there, I'm Hannah Thomas, a senior in high school living with the aspirations to pursue a career in the field of medicine. I believe that women were not put in this world to simply shadow men or follow their footsteps, instead, we women are meant to stand out as fierce and courageous beings making an impact in every thing we do! Because of this mindset, I joined EmpowHer early 2021 and in just under a year, I went from a member, to a team lead, to an alumnae, and to now a mentor. The lessons I've learned here are endless and beneficial. You learn so much in so little time, and with this evolving society, it is SO CRUCIAL that us females, learn to better ourselves and learn what's NEEDED for existing, and EmpowHer does just that! We are a close knit family of love and laughter and this community is one that you don't want to miss getting involved with! I 100% recommend you to join, I promise you will never leave empty handed or with regrets!

- Hannah Thomas

Since joining empowher I've experienced things I've never imagined before, It gave me a sense of belonging to my community. The experience made me feel as if I had a place and a role in making a positive difference in my community. I am constantly offered the opportunity to build strong networks, take risks, accept challenges, and step out of my comfort zone, something that I feared doing. EmpowHer gave me the confidence I needed to become an influential woman in my community. It hasn't been long since I joined but Empowher is easily one of my favorite organizations because they help young people like myself prepare for the future and upcoming challenges. As a new participant, I didn't expect to become so invested in the program. However, after learning more about what they do, I can see that joining this program was a significant benefit.

- Garima Jain

I've been a member of EmpowHER since the summer of 2022, and I've learned a lot from this group! By planning events on careers, politics, and other important topics, I've learned more about my community and even about myself. I joined EmpowHER with the hopes of becoming a more active person and meeting new people, and I certainly see my progress. The coordinators are very kind and flexible as well. I would recommend this program to anyone who wishes to step out of their comfort zone and learn more about their community.

- Martha Yousif

My name is Sedra, a 14-year old who joined EmpowHer a couple months ago. This program has not only helped me grow as a person, but it also gave me the resources to be successful in my professional life as well. There are so many things I learned from this program such as: confidence, program coordination, time management, the power of communication, active participation, etc. Not only can I implement all of these skills in my everyday life, but I can now use them to create impactful change in our society and spread word about issues I'm passionate about tackling. At a young age, I feel like this program is a very beneficial one because you feel like you are in a community that always supports you. Nothing you do will be disregarded and your opinion is always validated. To be able to reach out to your program managers and propose any ideas you have is a very important aspect as well, that can help you receive the support you are seeking. Working on all the events we coordinate definitely prepares us for the real world and how to facilitate all of the aspects of an event with a big audience. It was interesting working our way through the events and for sure tons of fun! I highly recommend this program to young women who are ready to be changemakers. Not only those who just want to get volunteer hours and be done with, but those who would really benefit from the opportunities given! I hope you can all apply to this program and gain a worthwhile experience that will get you places!

- Sedra Alshamaly

Joining EmpowHer was the best decision that I took. I joined EmpowHer back in May 2022. Since then, I have been regularly participating in their virtual workshops. I have been part of several organizations but have not experienced anything similar to EmpowHer. The weekly meetings have not only boosted my confidence but have helped me to learn several skills and activities such as cryptocurrency, public speaking strategies, how to increase networking, and participating in public and political showdowns through virtual meetings have taken my confidence and self-esteem to an even higher level. I have also been able to listen to some of the very influential leaders in our society through EmpowHer and learn from them how to be effective leaders. I plan to give more to EmpowHer as a volunteer in the future to give back to my community and improve my communication and leadership skills. To anybody looking to join EmpowHer, do not think twice before doing so, as it will be the best decision you will ever make for your future self

- Manmeet Kaur

Hi, my name is Alisha. I joined EmpowHER in August and I am so grateful for this opportunity to be part of this team. The program has many great opportunities for everyone, you get a chance to learn things you have never learned before which can also help you in the future. I couldn't be happier working with people who have the same passion as me for business. I learned how to market events, create videos for social media, learn about cryptocurrency, and more. EmpowHER made me more confident, it made me realize that I am capable of doing more than I think. This program not only helped me build my resume and collect volunteer hours but also helped me gain knowledge for when I go to university to pursue my degree in business. Thank you, EmpowHER for everything. I recommend all girls to join this program. It will be worth it, and you will become an independent and strong woman by the end of it!

- Alisha Mahmood

My name is Laavanya and I'm currently a grade 12 high school student. I joined EmpowHer in September of 2022, and I'm so happy to say that it has changed my outlook on volunteer work. After joining, I realized how much more I could be doing for my community and how to use the skills I hone to their maximum potential. EmpowHer has both challenged and allowed me to grow, through its various opportunities to help and its assortment of workshops to provide you with a network. I am so grateful for the amazing memories and opportunities EmpowHer has presented me with and I'm looking forward to doing even greater things!

- Laavanya Thiagalingam

EmpowHER is a fabulous organization. The community is very close-knit, open-minded, and social. Everyone is very close-knit, and no question is too silly to be answered. The workshops and weekly meetings are always so informative and entertaining. I love how such a wide range of topics are covered, from crypto currency to health and wellbeing. So much thought and work is put into planning and organizing all the events and making sure they are a fun time for everyone. EmpowHER shows a clear passion for empowering the youth, and it is evident through their constant communication, kindness, and effort. I love being a part of this program, and I am looking forward to participating in more workshops and events in the future. I highly recommend joining the community, and hope to see you there!

- Dhruthi Pathuri

I am eternally grateful for being able to join EmpowHer and for being hospitably welcomed into this youth-benefiting, female-engagement inducing, awe-inspiring program. Initially, the intentions of this organization is what made me gravitate towards it, as EmpowHer aspires to empower young women to form a greater liking and stance in volunteerism, and aid them bolster/develop necessary skills to be able to contribute to change in their community. Regardless of the fact that I have not been with EmpowHer for the longest time yet, the fact is undeniable that I have already observed such vast, positive differences in my beliefs, thoughts, and behavior - changes that would not have been provoked if it weren't for this program, considering how warm, motivating, cooperative, benevolent, and intellectual the leads, mentors, fellow members, and guests are. It is overly-exciting to disclose that in the past month or so, I have interacted with such well-informed, experienced and knowledgeable individuals during the attendance and participation of workshops and events, which resulted in me broadening my horizons in respect to topics and issues I would have never learned about/gained competency in outside of this program. Moreover, since EmpowHer is dedicated to inspiring and lending knowledge to school-going, young females like myself, I am much more clear and equipped in regards to the direction I desire to take when it comes to my prospective undergraduate studies and career choices, alongside the routes I would need to take in order to reach my intended destination. All in all, in a nutshell, the hospitality, resources, skills, connections, and enjoyment that EmpowHer has to offer is incomparable, something I have witnessed and experienced first-hand. Being in such a marvelous and comfortable space has allowed my interpersonal skill set to inflate, alongside has pumped me with an immense amount of enthusiasm for women empowerment and the endorsement of the significance of community engagement!

- Mannat Ghator

Although I am relatively new to EmpowHER, I can say with confidence that this is one of the most amazing programs that I've been a part of. So far, it has been a phenomenal experience and I've already met so many kind hearted people. This program has not only helped further strengthen my skill sets but also provided me with essential information that is beneficial for the real world. EmpowHER has brought out the best version of myself and I am so proud to be a part of this loving family!

- Candice Fonseca