For the past 5 years, I have had the pleasure to work for, the amazing organization that is, Get Girls Going. This nonprofit was created, designed and brought to life by young black women, whose passion is routed in empowering other young black women. GGG’s goal is to invest in Black teen girls, so they can invest in their communities. Through entrepreneurship and sisterhood, Get Girls Going hopes to be the catalyst for increased representation of Black girls in every field.
I have always been told that empowered women, empower women. This simple phrase reminds me that there is room for everyone at the Get Girls Going table. When one black girl succeeds, we all succeed, and ultimately our community is richer because of it.
This Giving Tuesday, I ask you to help me invest in our young entrepreneurs! I am asking my network to help me raise $5000 to support Get Girls Going Inc. Join me in creating a lasting impact and ensuring we can continue to support our girls!
Tayana's Story: A Passionate Leader on the Path to Success
Tayana Antoine is a 16-year-old junior at Fenway High School in Boston MA. Tayana joined Get Girls Going as part of the inaugural cohort in Boston. Tayana came to Get Girls Going knowing that she wanted to make an impact in people's lives and applied to the Get Girls Going intensive 6-week entrepreneurship incubator.
Tayana is the oldest of four and grew up around pregnant women her whole life. She was exposed to the struggles that come with pregnancies for a lot of mothers and aspires to one day become an ob-gyn that utilizes traditional and psychological practices to ensure that pregnant women are getting what they need to have successful pregnancies. Tayana’s passion is constantly thinking of ways to improve the lives of pregnant women, especially minority women who are at higher risk for prenatal depression, postpartum, maternal mortality, and morbidity.
During her time at Get Girls Going, Tayana worked with her mentors to uncover the struggles that pregnant women faced and conducted a survey where she asked pregnant women what they needed to feel excited about their pregnancy. As a solution, Tayana created Ainoa - a business to help women feel confident and excited during and after their pregnancies. Anioa’s mission is to ensure that each pregnancy is a pregnancy to remember. Ainoa will provide mothers-to-be monthly subscription boxes filled with stylish maternity clothes, loungewear, lingerie, affirmation cards, oils, gadgets, and all-natural products to help pregnant women feel good. As beautiful as pregnancies are, not every woman gets to enjoy the process. Tayana believes that every second counts and every memory that is made is a special one when you're pregnant. Her goal is to make sure moms all over the country can create as many memories as possible throughout their journey with Ainoa.
In May of 2022, Ainoa will launch its website and products to the public. Tayana was the first place winner of the Get Girls Going 2021 Pitch Night Competition and credits her success to being part of the Get Girls Going Summer Incubator insisting that,
“I’m pursuing something that I love and I am passionate about. GGG gave me the confidence to know that I can make a difference in the world even as a teenager and has given me the resources to make that happen .”
Read some more stories here: https://www.getgirlsgoing.org/2021-cohort
With your support, more teen girls like Tayana will have the opportunity to thrive. Together we can support the next generation and build a better tomorrow.
- Your gift of $50 purchases two wellness workshop kits for a teen girl entrepreneur
- Your gift of $100 supports one teen entrepreneur with a field trip
- Your gift of $250 sponsors a teen entrepreneur throughout an entire school year of entrepreneurship workshops
- Your gift of $700 covers prototyping costs and sponsors website costs for two entrepreneurs.
- Your gift of $1500 sponsors one teen entrepreneur for the entire summer and helps us build a cohort of teen entrepreneurs on the the path to success