GIRLS Committee


Emma Walsh
Gwendolyn McNutt
Cheryl Collins


The GIRLS committee which stands for Girls Igniting Real Leadership & Service focuses on mentoring, coaching, and bringing opportunities for leadership development to girls of all ages. We launched our third annual Girls Leadership Mentorship Program (GLMP) in January 2024. We match 5th and 6th grade girls at Holy Family School in North Lawndale with a CWIP member and meet twice a month for four months covering a variety of topics. The program starts with an orientation and will end with our fourth annual Lifting as They Climbed walking tour which takes place on the south side of Chicago. 

New this year, we will add a one-day Career Fair for high school girls in the 10th or 11th grade. We want to have high school girls meet women from a variety of fields, have a fun interactive conversation with them, and offer some tips and advice for preparing for success.

learn more about joining

Committee Events

Mentor applications deadline Monday, November 27th

Mentor Orientation December 12th at  9AM -10AM

Mentor Orientation December 14th 4:30-5:30PM

Kick off Mentor Program January 16th 6:00 - 7:15 pm

Make a difference with us.

join CWIP