Our EmpowHer Champions are an elite group of individuals who are dedicated to empowering more girls and women with disabilities. EmpowHer Champions come from all over the country and have many different backgrounds, from students to professionals to activists and everything in between. However, our EmpowHer Champions all have one thing in common: they believe in our mission of helping disabled girls and women to grow, learn, and develop to their highest potential and have the confidence to lead.
Interested in becoming an EmpowHer Champion?
Learn more here.
Silver EmpowHer Champions
Chrysanthemum is a proud disabled woman who educates about disability on her popular TikTok account. Chrys is an EmpowHer Champion because she wants young girls to experience things that she wishes she had access to when she was younger, including a community of support and empowering programs!
Kieran is a proud disabled writer, activist, and mom of two fantastic girls. She's currently writing fictional disabled stories. Kieran wishes that an organization like Disability EmpowHer Network existed when she was younger and she cannot wait until her daughters are old enough to get involved in our programs!
Gold EmpowHer Champions
Amy is a Health & Wellness Advocate at Spa Area Independent Living Services and an outdoor enthusiast!
Amy has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2022. She is currently serving as the co-chair of our Strategic Planning Committee and is excited to help more disabled girls and women rise!
Mel is a coordinator our EmpowHer Roc programs in Rochester, NY and also serves as a Mentor for our EmpowHer Camp Class of 2024. You can find Mel laughing with our participants in any program that she's in. She brings the party with her wherever she goes!
Mel's a goal is to raise $1000 by the end of 2023!
Sophie is our Director of Programs and has been a mentor with our EmpowHer Camp program for two years!
Sophie loves interacting with our young leaders and is currently developing a public speaking program for girls and women with disabilities of all ages! Your donation can help get this program off the ground!
Johileny is a Mentor for our EmpowHer Camp Class of 2023. She helped all of our Young Leaders create yearlong goals when she taught them about Leader Logs, which are documents that each participant creates to help them visualize their leadership journey! After surpassing her original goal of $500, Johileny has committed to raising $1000 for Disability EmpowHer Network.
Taneeka is the Lead Coordinator for our EmpowHer Roc program. Every month she plans and hosts skill-building and fun programs for teen girls with disabilities.
Taneeka is regularly referred to as "the coolest person in EmpowHer Roc" and goes above and beyond to help each girl reach her goal.
Taneeka's goal is to raise $1000!
Purple EmpowHer Champions
You can help us to empower girls and women with disabilities across the country! When you become an EmpowHer Champion, you're demonstrating that you believe in girls and women with disabilities.
We deeply value all of our EmpowHer Champions and show our gratitude to our Champions in many ways, including:
Recognition on our website and annual report
Update calls with our Executive Director
Invitations to special events
Small tokens of appreciation
Handwritten notes of appreciation