Meet Our

Youth Advisory Board


Putting girls and young women at the center of the organization.

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

The Youth Advisory Board is an important component of this practice. YAB members are young women ages 15-24 who give feedback about Girls Empowerment Network’s programs and ensure their relevance to girls in grades 3 – 12 through directly contributing to projects and volunteerism. Each YAB member has previous experience with Girls Empowerment Network’s programming, ranging from participating in Girl Connect when they were in middle school to serving as a high school mentor.



Girls Empowerment Network Member

Rose Miller

Rose is a freshman at UT Austin, where she studies Arabic and Linguistics. She is a member of GirlAdvocates, a girl empowerment organization that started at UT, which she brought to her high school last year. Besides continuing to empower girls, Rose aspires to serve in the Peace Corps and to constantly travel and learn throughout her life. In her free time, Rose loves to make music with friends, spend time outdoors, and attend concerts. She also loves reading the works of great women like Flannery O’Connor and Mya Angelou. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” -Maya Angelou


Girls Empowerment Network Member

Rithi Mulgaonker

Rithi Mulgaonker is enjoying her senior at Liberal Arts and Science Academy and is thrilled to be part of YAB this year. First introduced to the Girls Empowerment Network Austin community in middle school through her mom during the attendance of Girls Empowerment Network’s most popular event, We Are Girls conference, she was mesmerized by the magical impact it had in various aspects of her life. Last summer, she attended the Pathfinder Leadership Summit at Girls Empowerment Network Austin and made memorable connections with other high school girls in the community as they together expanded on their leadership abilities and made many self-discoveries. Rithi is excited to be working alongside with other talented leaders in our community to help young ladies discover their potential through Girls Empowerment Network Austin, just as she did! Being the only girl among two boys, girl power comes second nature to her! In her spare time, Rithi attempts to juggle college applications, family, writing and school work!



If you would like to learn more about our Youth Advisory Board

please contact the staff liaison Brittany Yelverton through