we believe in the power and potential of girls around the world to become creators and change-makers. Through programming focused on building confidence, developing an entrepreneurial mindset, and accessing future-focused resources, Launch gURLs is here to help girls launch their futures and change the world.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, girls have the power and ability to solve complex problems and lead successful lives – they just need a little help along the way. We know girls need access to credible information, resources, and support to unlock their potential and activate skills that will help them succeed personally and professionally. That’s where Launch gURLs comes in. Our story begins in 2019 when two powerhouse women, Kylie Schuyler and Deborah Jackson, met each other and decided they wanted to focus on supporting girls around the world to achieve their dreams. After careers working for the rights of girls around the world, they both had come to understand some of the challenges girls face as well as the potential of girls. Their goal was put into motion by our founder Averil Spencer, a serial social entrepreneur and passionate advocate for adolescent girls.
Together these three women realized that even in a constantly changing world, economic independence will always have long-term benefits for girls. After months conducting research, interviews, and international surveys, as well as assembling our Girl Squad, a group of girls from around the world to advise in decision making, they decided that Launch gURLs would ignite the economic independence of young women around the world by helping girls:
Through our community and experiential entrepreneurship programming, Launch gURLs is helping girls become creators and leaders as well as take charge of their lives. We know the potential is there, we are just here to lend a helping hand.