Empowering girls to become the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow
Girls Driving for a Difference is a 501(c)3 non-profit that I co-founded as an undergrad at Stanford, alongside three amazing colleagues who have become some of my closest friends. Today, we continue to work on GDD outside of our full-time jobs.
Our journey began with a crazy, cross-country road-trip. Over the summer of 2015, a $35k-winning Kickstarter campaign enabled us to drive across the US for 14 weeks in an RV, coaching 55 of our design thinking and leadership workshops for 1,200 girls across 32 states. In each workshop, we helped girls identify their strengths, discover their leadership abilities, and create their own mission statement for improving the world.
Our teaching materials now reach more than 200 educators and program leaders in 4 different languages and 15 countries globally.
The flagship program, "Find Your Drive," comes in a box that arrives on your doorstep and includes all the info/materials you need to start empowering girls in your community. "Make Your Mark" is our second, follow-on workshop that can be downloaded online.