When Gladys Mezrahi founded the Power of the Heels Foundation, her goal was to empower young girls to become successful, emotionally healthy and financially educated.
The foundation gained supporters as Gladys and her team created special events for young girls who started bringing their mothers to the programs. After the communication from The World Economic Forum that at the current rate of progress, it will take 267.6 years to close the economic gender gap, Gladys wanted to take action now, not only to impact young girls and women, but the overall economy and disrupt the poverty cycle for the betterment of society. After identifying the gap in the education curriculum, Gladys created the Loving Me More program to start the project of empowering young girls on their journey. After one year of sessions, her Loving Me More programs gave the girls and moms the skills and tools they needed to succeed. Forty girls and moms heard speakers talk about topics such as money matters, healthy relations, ethics, wellness and personal branding. The Loving Me More program had a productive first year and is looking forward to continuing their progress of ensuring sustainable changes.
An incredible last session began with a Bayside cruise and park picnic, and ended with an enjoyable day of dancing, fun and games thanks in part to Banesco USA and Carolina Restrepo.
Mezrahi said, “We are so grateful for our great partnership with Grace Leadership Preparatory Institute, Suited for Success, Aventura Public Library, Banesco USA, and all the amazing donors that made our first year’s programs possible.”
To donate to or be considered as a speaker, contact www.ThePoweroftheHeels.org