• About us

    The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) has the mission to empower marginalized women and girls to strengthen their agency and decision-making power.

    TWWI's flagship mentorship program and small-scale international development projects are dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, educational, and gender-sensitive empowerment programming for women and girls in low-income communities domestically and internationally.
  • Our feature on MSNBC

    Melissa Harris-Perry honors our Executive Director as her "Foot soldier" of the week, shining a light on the Young Women Rock! Mentorship Program ...Take a sneak peak!

Apply to Mentor Girls in Brooklyn & the Bronx

It takes one person to make a difference in the life of a child. Be that person. Mentors assume a number of different roles during the course of a mentoring relationship, but successful mentors also share the same basic qualities: • A sincere desire to be involved with a young person • Respect for young people … Continue reading


Mentorship Program Registration Open for Girls in Brooklyn & South Bronx

Registration Until September 24th for Young Women Rock! Fall 2014 – Spring 2015   We are recruiting female mentees (ages 14 – 18) until September 24th for the Young Women Rock! Fall 2014-Spring 2015 cycle. Eligible participants must live in either Brooklyn (with easy access to Brownsville) or the South Bronx. Young Women Rock! has the … Continue reading

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Registration for Adolescent Girls – Young Women Rock! Mentorship Program 2016/2017

The flagship program of The Women Worldwide Initiative, Young Women Rock! is a curriculum based, group, and one-on-one mentorship program dedicated to strengthening the lives and communities of young women in underserved communities. The program mission is to empower girls through mentorship, building their self-confidence and challenging them to discover and fulfill their potential. The … Continue reading


Hiring: Brooklyn Site Leader for girls’ mentoring program

For Young Women Rock!, we are seeking a Brooklyn site leader for  the 2016-2017 academic year. The position includes a stipend. The site leader facilitates high-quality, high-impact relationships between up to 20 mentor-mentee pairs at the Brownsville, Brooklyn site. Being a Site Leader at The Women Worldwide Initiative, Inc. is a rewarding experience that requires superb communicators … Continue reading