I Believe in Her!

I Believe in Her is a program that is fiscally sponsored through Global Women’s Empowerment Network to support the success of young girls sharing their stories, to take their life to a better place with Empowerment, Education, Entrepreneurship.

 I Believe in Her was founded by Fonda Whitehead in 2010. Fonda has been instrumental in raising funds to award over $600,000 in college scholarships to 156 students in the last decade.

We invite you to support our upcoming “I Believe in Her Luncheon” SPRING 2018, where motivational women (including celebrity guests) gather to equip, empower, and inspire 30 of the most at-risk young ladies in central Los Angeles to pursue their education and career goals, make positive life choices and discover their self-worth.  The women share their stories and participate in panel discussions of relevant topics including promoting positive communication, developing healthy relationships, building self-confidence, planning for success (discussing college readiness and career planning), and overcoming obstacles.

  • I Believe in Her Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over $600,000 in college scholarships to 156 students in the last decade;
  • Mentorship through Global Women’s Empowerment Network of women supporting the success of young girls and young women worldwide.

Committee Members

Aleesa Daley
Playa Technologies

Mackenzie Davis
Assistant, Office of John D. Diemer, Esq
Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette
Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP

Chheav Em
Director High School and College Programs
Bresee Foundation

Julissa Espinoza
Assistant Director, Community Engagement
University of La Verne
Bresee Volunteer

Carina Garcia
Graduate Student
University of California, Los Angeles

Susan E. Hill
HILL & PIIBE, Immigration Attorneys

Yane Hsu
Laurea LLC

Naomi Marin
Beauty Branding Coach

Kathryn James-Jolly
Alumni Coordinator
Bresee Foundation

Dr. Melina Jampolis
Internist and Board Certified Physician Nutrition Specialist

Rozanna Leo
Creative Director
Social/Agenda Agency

Maki Villacarillo
Relationship Manager
US Bank

Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs
Film Fund Director
Sundance Institute
Bresee Board Fellowship Leader

Kara Petriccia
Board Member/Scholarship Committee
Bresee Foundation

Christina Streit
Patti’s Way

Fonda Whitehead
Major Donor Representative
Union Rescue Mission