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WGEI begins with women.

A group of women established WGEI, united by the desire to foster the sisterhood that they developed in their own social and professional spheres. With personal and community connections to Atlanta, Louisville, and New Orleans, the founders of WGEI noticed stark gaps in access to global education, social emotional curriculum, and space for sisterhood, for high school women of color.


Utilizing our interdisciplinary backgrounds in psychotherapy and clinical research, international education, law, world languages, and community development, we came together to close these gaps and create a unique and transformational experience for high school women. Through retreats, our intersecting identities, and our respective professional scopes, the founders of WGEI draw on each other’s backgrounds and strengths to ensure a holistic educational experience for our students.


Our deepest hope for this work is that young women from all over the world feel seen, heard, and believe in the gifts of their existence, where they can create a world where they feel safe and free, just as they are. Join us as we work towards the mission of community transformation, collective unity, and a truly revolutionary view of what “education” can be.

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WGEI Co-Founders




Samantha Grayman

Finance and Logistics Manager

J.D., Yale Law School '20



Rachel Kirk

Program Coordinator

M.A. International Education Development, Columbia University



Sara Reed

Curriculum Specialist

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Valdosta State University