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inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation


The inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 dedicated to inspiring young girls to dream big, believe in themselves, and to become confident leaders in their schools and communities.

Our mission is to connect with girls during the critical ages of 9-14 when confidence levels begin to decline and social pressures begin to increase and provide each girl with skills, resources, and tools to overcome these challenges and become confident leaders that grow and thrive in today’s world.

Our program model includes a full-day interactive leadership retreat designed specifically for girls in grades 5-8 and focuses on the areas of leadership, confidence, resilience, self-care, and community service.  Our retreats offer a tiered leadership and self-esteem curriculum presented by women leaders from within the community, along with trained professionals and community agencies providing essential resources and tools for adolescent girls. 

Interactive workshops focus on topics such as confidence building, self-esteem, healthy relationships, stress management, time management, organizational skills, and finding your strengths. Self-defense training along with cyber safety, and digital responsibility are key sessions built into the day.

The Fund is directed by exceptional leaders from the business, non-profit, and public sector who are dedicated to contributing their time, talent, and resources towards advancing the Fund’s mission and expanding communities committed to increasing leadership opportunities for girls and women across our region.

Want to make sure the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation has the resources it needs to work toward gender equity? Make an online donation through Network for Good to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, designating inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation, or designate the Fund and mail gifts to Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, 35 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764.

To learn more about the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation and how you can organize a retreat in your community, visit our website at or contact, Jodi Ranegar, Founder & Executive Director of inspiHER at or call 740-215-2026.