Girls Inc. Discover Leadership partners girls and women in community action projects chosen by girls, building leadership skills and creating lasting change.

The word “leader” conjures for many people an image of a man in middle to later life. Yet throughout history women and girls have also blazed pathways to progress and change. Girls and women have always been leaders, but their leadership has often gone unrecognized. To address this problem and to inspire girls to become leaders, Girls Incorporated, in collaboration with the Minneapolis YWCA, developed Discovery: A Leadership Program. This 13-session program brings 9- to 11-year-old girls and adult women together to discover the power of their capacity for leadership through community action.