Girls Lead Summit (nonprofit) and Mimi: Shero of Love / Heroína del Amor

From Jamaica to Colombia to right here in LA, we’ve impacted countless girls from around the world. The vision of GLS is to help young women unveil their inner power, lead by example, and in turn help shape a new generation of female leaders. From a boxing and self-esteem workshop led by 13-year-old, six-time boxing national champion Meryland Gonzalez, to a photography workshop led by 9-year-old award-winning photographer Nominee Guerrero, GLS workshops cover a wide range of disciplines such as music, culinary arts, entrepreneurship, sports, engineering, visual arts, and more.

In March 2020, we shifted our workshops to a virtual platform as a response to COVID-19. That’s when the Sheroes of Love Virtual Challenge was born: a series of Zoom workshops hosted by girls, for girls. These bilingual workshops in English and Spanish reached girls nationally and internationally. GLS, the Sheroes of Love Virtual Challenge, and all the girls involved in the organization were the inspiration for our book, Mimi: Shero of Love/ Heroína del Amor.

Book synopsis:
Just after Mimi’s parents venture outside of Planet Lili in search of a better life for her and her little brother, she suddenly faces the seemingly impossible task of finding them in the vast Andromeda Galaxy. Will she accomplish her mission? Or will self-doubt prevail?

Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as Mimi travels from planet to planet and unlocks her natural superpowers: integrity, kindness, gratitude, and self-love. Throughout her journey, she builds meaningful connections with her ancestors as well as her inner child. This interactive quest invites you to put yourself in Mimi’s shoes by adding your own reflections and illustrations along the way.

Her story inspires readers of all ages to unlock their limitless potential, discover the magic inside themselves, and dream bigger than they ever imagined.