The annual Gyrl Wonder Leadership Academy is back! Led by non-profit Gyrl Wonder, the academy is a week-long career development program that helps young women of color get the information and connections they need to secure footing in their budding careers. This year, the program is virtual, but just as jam packed with resources as ever!
The academy was created to open doors for girls interested in media, business, communication, public relations, advertising, tv and film, marketing, social media and the digital space. Participants will get a rare intimate perspective from influential women in Corporate America. By the program connecting these young girls with executives that look like them, the end results are boundless. There will be opportunities to not only learn and network, but to potentially secure and internship or job as well!
The annual educational intensive is looking to accept ambitious young women of color between the ages of 17 and 23. The program welcomes first year college students as long as they fit into the target age range. With all that is planned for the jam-packed week, the girls can expect to experience self-discovery, empowerment, education, and relationship-building. Each hand-selected attendee will walk away confident that they have the tools and information they need to be true change-makers in whichever industry they decide to pursue.
Plenty of hands are on deck to make sure the 2021 Gyrl Wonder Leadership Academy is a success. Past and present partners of the academy include ABC, Atlantic Records, Bravo, The NBA, The NFL, Netflix, Viacom, Conde Nast, Teen Vogue, so the program will undoubtedly be fruitful for each and every girl involved.
The applications are open now for the July cohort. If you are interested, make sure to submit your application by Wednesday June 30th, as no late applications will be accepted. Applicants will be notified of decisions on Friday July 2nd. To apply, click here.