Our Mission

Sadie Nash Leadership Project was founded in 2001 to promote leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world. By increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making, Sadie Nash Leadership Project seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective.

Leaders come in all different shapes, sizes, and forms. Everybody is a leader in their own way...with being a leader comes vulnerability.
— Summer Institute Nasher, 2017


of Sadie Nash Participants are more able to see their strengths and abilities


of Sadie Nash Participants are more willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone


Throughout programming, specific goals for young women are:

• To increase self-esteem
• To envision themselves as leaders now and in the future
• To understand and seek the right to equality
• To empower their decision-making ability
• To seek and value community action and involvement