DISABILITY EMPOWHER NETWORK
WHO WE ARE
Disability EmpowHer Network empowers girls and young women with disabilities through mentoring and transformational learning experiences. We recognize that disabled girls have significantly lower high school graduation rates and higher unemployment rates than their nondisabled peers. We also know that girls and women with disabilities are less likely to have successful disabled women mentors. Through multi-stage skill-building, empowerment, and mentoring programs, we address these issues while also empowering disabled young women to live to their fullest potential and have the confidence to lead.
Empowering Disabled Women
Disability EmpowHer Network creates programs and events that offer girls and women with disabilities with the space to connect with others like them. We work to help our participants foster supportive relationships with people who have shared experiences and perspectives.
Our programs connect disabled girls and women with successful disabled women role models. Mentors and mentees are matched based on backgrounds, interests, disabilities, and more. Mentors encourage their mentees to live to their full potential and be confident!
We provide girls and women with disabilities with opportunities to grow confident and develop skills to live independently and successful in the community. Our programs support participants in learning new things that will help them at school, at work, and in their personal lives.