Meet The

Girls Empowerment Network Staff



Director of Community Engagement

Brittany Yelverton


  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, English and Women’s/Gender Studies from Elon University

  • Master of Arts in Media Studies from Rhodes University

Experience: Brittany is the Community Relations and Volunteer Manager at Girls Empowerment Network. Though originally from Texas, Brittany pursued her undergraduate degree at Elon University in North Carolina where she earned a BA in Communications and English and minored in Women’s/Gender Studies. After graduating from Elon, Brittany was selected as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and earned her graduate degree in Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Brittany first began working in the Austin nonprofit community when she served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Specialist at GIRLS in 2011-2012. Most recently, Brittany served as Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ Community Outreach Specialist and was awarded the 2013 Reproductive Equity Award from the Lilith Fund. Currently, Brittany serves on the board of Capital Area Democratic Women and the Dell Medical School LIVESTRONG Cancer Institute’s Young Adult Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program.

What I love about Girls Empowerment Network: I have an overwhelming amount of respect for the work that Girls Empowerment Network does, and I am thrilled to be able to contribute to an organization dedicated to empowering girls and creating inclusive and supportive programs. Additionally, I am exceptionally excited to connect Texans to valuable opportunities for engagement with this incredibly impactful organization.