Women Helping Women Award

Dawn Haaz, Psy.D., is recognized for her work with girls to help them feel empowered at a young age. Dr. Haaz is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Girls Empowered.  The mission of Girls Empowered is to provide young girls with the with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and resources to stand up for themselves, to make positive choices, and to be in control of their future.

It is not easy being a girl in the 21st century. In addition to the typical pressures of sex and drugs that teenage girls in every generation have to contend with, girls today are faced with increased competition, cyber-bullying, an unstable economy, and the pressures that come with increased media coverage. In 2014, Dr. Haaz developed

Camp Girl Power as part of her post-doctoral residency.  It was designed to be a fun and interactive camp with the goal of providing girls with the skills to be empowered in the 21st century.  After one successful summer of Camp Girl Power, Dr. Haaz decided to start an organization dedicated to empowering young girls not just during the summer but all year long. Girls Empowered gives girls the foundation to develop into healthy, successful women who can reach their fullest potential.

empower women and girls

Helping them achieve their goals can change their lives.
Investing in their dreams can change our world.