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Empower leaders pose by their booth.

Empower holds equity bake sale

Hailey Cho and MacArthur Galaviz January 24, 2023

Female advocacy club Empower hosted an equity bake sale during lunch to raise money for Dress for Success, a group that helps women achieve economic independence, Jan. 19. The equity bake sale sold baked...

School alum Julia Boorstin 96 speaks to interested students. Boorstin is a Senior Media and Tech Reporter for CNBC and also the author of When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them.

Julia Boorstin ’96 educates students about the influence of gender in the workplace

Olivia Phillips December 15, 2022

CNBC Senior Media and Tech Reporter Julia Boorstin '96 spoke about how gender impacts professional experiences in an event organized by HW EMPOWER, the Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association (HWSAA)...

EMPOWERMENT IN ENTERTAINMENT: Mattel Executive producer Robbie Brenner poses with Empower leaders Eliza Koblentz ’23, Lauren LaPorta ’23, Illi Kreiz ’24 and Ella Jacobs ’24 after the panel.

Empower hosts Mattel producer

Sara Segil December 14, 2022

HW EMPOWER, a female advocacy club, hosted Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Robbie Brenner for a panel Dec. 8. Brenner produced “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2013, which earned her an Academy Award nomination...

Members of Empower Club assist participants in their fundraiser for Womens History Month as they fill out forms.

Empower Club sells Dippin’ Dots

Chloe Park March 25, 2022

Empower Club sold Dippin' Dots to raise money for the National Women’s Law Center in honor of Women’s History Month on Tuesday. The Dippin' Dots were sold to students from break until the end of lunch...

Students and community members recognize women in STEM, entertainment, athletics and more during Womens History Month  every March

School community celebrates the achievements of women during Women’s History Month

Tanisha Gunby March 28, 2021

Every year, Women's History Month is celebrated in March to recognize women's accomplishments throughout American history. EMPOWER Club co-president Maddie Boudov '21 said women have not been fairly represented...

US Weekly Editor-In-Chief speaks to EMPOWER

Sophia Musante March 25, 2021

The EMPOWER club invited journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of US Weekly Janice Min (Will Sheehy '22, Tate Sheehy '24) to speak about her experiences in a historically male-dominated field March 23. Club...

BEHIND THE SCENES: Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11 shares her experience as a woman in the entertainment industry with upper school students through Zoom on May 6. EMPOWER leaders Dahlia Low ’20 and Lilah Weisman ’20 hosted the discussion as a part of the school’s Multicultural Week.

Actress Beanie Feldstein advocates for women

Melody Tang June 16, 2020

In place of La Femme’s annual EMPOWER conference, actress Beanie Feldstein ’11, who starred in the critically acclaimed movies “Lady Bird” and “Booksmart,” spoke with students about her identity...

Conference attendees pose for a picture with featured speaker and actress Lily Colins 07. Credit: Tanisha Gunby/Chronicle

La Femme hosts second annual EMPOWER Conference

Tanisha Gunby October 10, 2018

Students engaged in discussions with distinguished speakers who highlighted their professional and personal experiences relating to equity, feminism and gender equality during the second annual EMPOWER...

Kate Von Mende ’18, Sohni Kaur ’17 and Shauna Altieri speak during a break. 
Alex Goldstein/Chronicle

Club partners with organization to empower, motivate young women

Alex Goldstein November 22, 2017

La Femme aimed to inspire women from schools across the city to find their voice through workshops, discussions and lectures at the first EMPOWER: Empowered Women Empower Others conference Saturday. The...

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