Girl Power Talk CEO, Rachita Sharma, Awarded the Prestigious ‘Heart and Hope’ Award by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Celebrating Equity Champions Awarded by NAPE and NAPE Foundation

(PRUnderground) May 30th, 2024

Girl Power Talk is delighted to share that CEO Rachita Sharma was awarded the ‘Heart and Hope’ Award by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) at The Capital Hilton on April 9, 2024.

Brittany H. Brady, NAPE CEO, expressed her appreciation, stating, “Rachita embodies the essence of our ‘Heart and Hope’ Award with a true and unwavering commitment to the advancement of girls and women, even when it takes courage to continue to forge the path ahead. It was a joy and honor to celebrate Rachita’s tremendous work and investment in global progress.”

Brittany further added, “We are hopeful about what partnership between NAPE and Girl Power Talk can look like in the future to ensure that all can center their hearts while maintaining hope. Congratulations again, Rachita!”

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) unites state, local, corporate, and national organizations in a shared mission for education equity and workforce diversity. Through the Education Foundation, NAPE envisions a future where everyone reaches their full potential through equitable access to diverse career paths. The organization prioritizes research-based strategies, adaptability, and innovative approaches. By empowering educators, amplifying marginalized voices, and embracing intersectionality, NAPE dismantles inequitable systems and creates inclusive environments where everyone is supported and valued.

The ‘Heart and Hope’ Award, given by NAPE and the NAPE Education Foundation, is presented to individuals who work with intentionality and significantly impact students’ access to high-wage, high-skill, in-demand programs and careers. Sharma’s dedication to innovation and relentless pursuit of solutions to complex challenges inspires those in the field of education.

This recognition celebrates Girl Power Talk’s outstanding contributions to educational equity and its unwavering commitment to building a future where opportunities are accessible to all.

Girl Power Talk is a social enterprise that inspires youth by providing merit-based opportunities and a nurturing culture of learning and mentorship. Through their official community, Girl PowerX, they pioneer innovative education programs in partnership with schools and colleges globally to empower young women, men, and nonbinary individuals with the tools they need to reach their full potential. Operating in 40+ countries, Girl Power Talk employs top talent worldwide and builds flexible remote teams for growth companies. Their Girl Power Staff Augmentation Services also drive impact by helping organizations meet their DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion) ambitions with authenticity.

Girl Power USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, epitomizes a steadfast commitment to social impact. From providing essential menstrual resources in Kenya and supporting the education programs of doctors in Uganda, to providing skill development to vulnerable groups in Nigeria through partnership with E-enable, Girl Power Talk’s reach extends boundaries. Girl Power Talk also holds an in-office school, Umeed, that teaches underprivileged children in their India offices. Girl Power Talk’s innovative work culture is committed to education, inclusion, diversity, and gender equality to build a future where opportunities are accessible to all.

This year, NAPE recognized Sharma alongside other distinguished individuals: Anita Gonzales for Leadership in Expanding Diversity in Technology, Mike Trego and the Appoquinimink School District along with Esperanza Zenon and the River Parishes Community College for Teamwork, and Judy D’Amico for Lifetime Achievement.

NAPE and the Education Foundation annually accept nominations for Equity Leaders and honor awardees at the National Summit for Educational Equity.

About Girl Power Talk

Girl Power Talk strives to inspire youth with persistence, empathy, and confidence. We empower young women, men, and nonbinary individuals with merit-based opportunities to grow and achieve their full potential. We are relentlessly committed to education, inclusion and diversity, gender equality, and integrating the strengths of the specially abled communities. We celebrate the diverse talents of each individual. Through our nurturing culture of learning and mentorship, we instill young people with exceptional soft-skills, technical knowledge, and purpose in life.

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