Meet The

Girls Empowerment Network Staff



Director of Philanthropy

Lisa Stanton


  • B.A. in Judaic Studies with a minor in Education & Near Eastern Studies at University of Arizona

Experience: Lisa has over 15 years of experience in communal nonprofit work. Most recently at the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, where she was the Director of the Jerome Robinson Family Young Adult Division. She went to the University of Arizona where she studied Judaics and Education. She then returned to the Washington DC area where she was born. Lisa moved to Houston in 2011 with her husband, Jeffrey (a native Houstonian), and their now 7 year old twins Max and Maya, becoming highly involved in the community. Receiving a commendation from the City of Houston for her volunteer mobilization and relief work after the Memorial Day Flood. She currently serves as the President the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Houston Section, on the Lyon Cohen Symposium and Membership Committees at Beth Israel, and on the Advisory Council for Volunteer Houston. She resides in the Meyerland neighborhood in Houston, where she is passionate about volunteerism & advocacy, loves baking, entertaining, and reading!

What I love about Girls Empowerment Network: Through my work in philanthropy, I have learned the power of investing in women and girls and the transformative effect these investments have families and communities. I truly believe that if you want to change the world you must start with girls. When we give girls the tools to thrive we will create communities that thrive. Girls Empowerment Network gives girls the foundation to become empowered, successful women who will transform the world we live in! I am thrilled to be working with our community to ensure the vital resources are there to support our mission.