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She Is Me

Support us in creating a safe space for our young girls to be vulnerable and most importantly themselves!

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Project Description

 

                               Our Mission
At She Is Inc our mission is to connect and empower creative women through events designed to build strong leadership skills to positively impact the development and confidence in women and children.

Who are We?

She Is Inc launched in March of 2019 as a networking platform for creative women to come together to connect, learn and collaborate. As our community began to grow, we wanted to spread the importance of not only being influencers through our creativity but also being impactors in our communities. In October of 2019 we decided to practice what we preach and launch our nonprofit chapter known as our G.E.M.S program...

                                                                   Girls Empowered Mentoring Space

Why We're Crowdfunding

We will be launching our G.E.M.S program in multiple high schools throughout New York City through a virtual workshop. Our G.E.M.S Program is designed for adolescent girls; to create a safe space to come together to support each other, talk to each other regularly, share experiences and gain enough confidence to know they are not alone. Each month we will feature a new topic of discussion with an activity to help build confidence in encouraging the girls to step out of their comfort zone. Each girl will be provided with a "Glow Bag" after every workshop that will contain schools supplies and feminine hygiene products.

Our young women will acquire better skills for success through learning about self-worth. This will then contribute to their academic success and personal growth. 

We will create a tribe of women who support each other, not tear each other down!
 

 Meet the Team

 

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Celina Arbelaez

@Sheisgemofthesea

 Hello She Is Fam!

 I am a Mexican-American humanitarian with a passion for empowering women and girls to reach their fullest potential. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up with a desire to work in the fashion industry. In 2017, I moved to NYC to pursue fashion, and as I began my career, I saw the downside of the industry. I later discovered I wanted to be in an environment that would uplift and support one other, which is when She Is Inc was born.

She Is… is a community for the like minded creative women to come together and make real things happen.  She is Community!

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Joely Saravia

@Iam_hungryinheels

I'm an artist who was born & raised in Washington Heights and I work at a nonprofit in the education sector as a full-time graphic designer. I love all things art, food and fashion. I use my platform to show people you can look awesome on a budget and you can do things in NYC that don't break the bank either.

She is to me means a group of women who support and empower one another, help push each other to achieve their goals, and inspire others to do the same.

She is INSPIRED!

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

Genesis Rodriguez

@Genesis_r_

I was born and raised in the boogie down Bronx. I have a hospitality background with a concentration in hotels, food and beverage. I love arts and crafts, as well as attending Broadway shows and exploring New York City.

She is to me means, being a phenomenal woman. She is allows me (and you) to be yourself and not feel pressured by social media and today's society. It is a place where different cultures unite, support and learn from each other.

She Is Phenomenal!

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Cordelia Seckler

@Cordeliaana

Born in California, raised in Minnesota, and living my dreams out here in NYC! I have lived in NY for 4 years and have fallen in love with its culture, energy, and diverse group of people! I enjoy working with people, which is why I am a Creative Connector at Artisan Talent, a boutique creative staffing agency. It is extremely rewarding for me to help people find their dream job! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my dog ,Hughey, making cocktails, and listening to The Earful Tower by Oliver Gee (I have an obsession with the parisian culture!) You can also follow along while I put together fun outfits and share my love for all things fashion, art, and travel through my Instagram page @cordeliaana

She is to me, means being a resilient woman! Whatever obstacle you encounter or small set-back you endure, KEEP GOING! Don't stop accomplishing your goals, no matter how hard the climb. 

Testimonials

 

1.) Tell us about yourself and your platform/business?

My name is Jannyl, I am a 30-year-old Dominican young woman and mother of two boys. I am a fashion/mommy lifestyle blogger/curator—love being my own boss! I share my stories and experiences throughout my own blog site DOUXBOMBE DIARIES & on social media channels like Instagram. Being the voice of a young Latina mother in this modern world we live in, is the most important to me.  I am also Co-Creator of Bodega Girls with my partner Franchesca. Our platform brings unity into the Latina and women culture through fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and more! 

Follow us @bodegagirlz 

2.) How did you hear of She Is Inc?

 I remember being invited to the Wander Beauty POP UP in downtown NYC. I went with my girls and it’s been history since then! 

3.) What was the 1st event you attended? 

Wander Beauty x She Is Inc event was the first one I ever attended. I felt so welcomed by Celina & her girl squad. I enjoyed the details of the event including the infamous marketing activity that brought us all together in my opinion. I’ve built amazing friendships & met amazing women because of She Is Inc. It’s always empowering!

4.) How has She Is Inc made an impact on you personally and or professionally? 

Personally, I have found confidence in myself through She Is Inc. Guest Speakers & many other women that attend the events have a lot of influencing on that part. Professionally, I have learned a lot about my brand, how to navigate my goals, and tools to help me achieve those goals. It’s always a learning experience whenever I attend, She Is Inc Events. 

5.) Why do you continue to support She Is Inc's Organization?

My support will always be there for She Is Inc mainly because they have impacted so many lives and continue to do so. The fact that communities will now be involved in activities and charities proves to me and to everyone else that She Is Inc will always be around. My loyalty stands with them always. 

1.) Tell us about yourself and your platform/business?

Hi, I'm Franchesca and I have two platforms Stilspread & Bodega Girls/z. Stilspread is about breaking the barriers as an immigrant with style inspirations, style tips & skin. 

2.) How did you hear of She Is Inc?

At the first event Celina threw Wander Beauty!

3.) What was the 1st event you attended? Describe the atmosphere/vibe.

Wander Beauty x She is. The vibe was amazing! We had the opportunity to meet other like-minded women through activities that encouraged us to step out our comfort zone.

4.) How has She Is Inc made an impact on you personally and or professionally? 

She Is Inc has made an impact on me personally! It has been so inspiring to see how She Is Inc has grown and made an impact on other women.

5.) Why do you continue to support She Is Inc's Organization?

To be honest, it’s an organization that is genuine, you can tell by the members of the team. They don’t do things just for spotlight, there is a purpose!

1.) Tell us about yourself and your platform/business?

Hi Everyone! My name is Taquilla Graves. I’m an energetic & outgoing girl from Yonkers N.Y. I’m also the founder of Cocktail hour. Cocktail hour is an online web show where I sit down with different guest and discuss a range of topics from mental health to fashion tips. My mission behind the show is to have a safe place for people to come talk about the brightest & darkest moments of their lives to get the conversation started on things that aren’t really discussed in our everyday life’s but, still very real. Stories are shared that will bring pain, laughter and happiness but, most importantly healing. All while having a good time with good drinks! 

2.) How did you hear of She is Inc?

I was followed by She Is on Instagram and quickly began interacting with the page

 3.) What was the 1st event you attended? Describe the atmosphere/vibe?

The first I event attended was the She is/ NYC Latina bloggers event and I went in with such a nervous mindset thinking everyone was going to be stuck up. I was completely wrong. It was the most genuine and loving environment. I made friends & connections that I know will last me a lifetime.

 4.) How has She Is Inc made an impact on you personally and professionally?

She is Inc has opened doors for me in more ways than one. Giving me a platform to use & expanded my voice. Also, helping me connect with women who inspire me to always be my higher self & remember that we are all on this journey called life together. Without She is Inc the idea of Cocktail hour web show would have never happened!

 5.) Why do you continue to support She is Inc’s organization? 

She is Inc was the first place to give me a “home” a community of women that support & uplift each other. Before them I was a small little blogger with no voice. Now I’m still that small little blogger but, my voice & light shine bright. I can move forward knowing that I have a community of support behind me. For that I will forever be grateful and will always be here for the organization.

 

1.) Tell us about yourself and your platform/business?

My name is Doris Galarza, I am the founder and CEO of For The Culture NY LLC. For The Culture NY started in 2019 after noticing that many of my Latinx students didn’t know much about their own culture. I wanted to change that. I want to help break the stereotype that Latinxs need to be sexy, while that can be true, Latinxs are so much more than that. Latinx people are intelligent, ambitious, creative, determined and much more. I chose For The Culture NY because I feel that it represents the culture of Latinx people living in NYC. I design and make Latinx inspired apparel. I also create custom apparel for customers. In the future, I hope to create a scholarship fund for Latinx students to pursue higher education. 

2.) How did you hear of She Is Inc?

I met Celina back in August 2019 at a Pop-Up shop where I was a vendor. 

 3.) What was the 1st event you attended? Describe the atmosphere/vibe.

The first She Is Inc Event that I attended was the Launch party in December of 2019. I was completely blown away by the amount of girl power in one room. I didn’t know anyone at the event but left there with so many new connections. The room was filled with positivity, great vibes and people who uplift each other. I was taken back by Celina, She Is such a strong woman and I knew that She will be going places. 

4.) How has She Is Inc made an impact on you personally and or professionally? 

 I love the connections that I’ve made from events.

5.) Why do you continue to support She Is Inc's Organization?

I love what She Is Inc stands for. I love being able to support other women and children.

1.) Tell us about yourself and your platform/business?

Hi, I'm Maria Porco! I was born and raised in the Bronx and have worked in broadcast media operations in NYC for the past five years.  In my free time, I enjoy eating healthy, casual brunches with friends and meeting new people. 

2.) How did you hear of She Is Inc?

I heard of ‘She Is’ through a friend who spoke very highly of the organization.  After attending an event, I was so happy to network with other talented female professionals. 

 3.) What was the 1st event you attended? Describe the atmosphere/vibe.

My first ‘She Is’ event was a cocktail meetup at Savor Por Favor in Manhattan. The vibe was fun, energetic, full of positivity and great for conversing with new people. 

4.) How has She Is Inc made an impact on you personally and or professionally? 

 She Is’ allowed me to network more and exchange interests and ideas with other professionals. The great friendships I’ve made with some of the girls was a bonus! 

5.) Why do you continue to support She Is Inc's Organization?

 I continue to support ‘She Is’ because it promotes all things girl power, fashion which I love, and professional aspirations to shatter the glass ceiling. It is an overall positive, influential organization I would recommend to other women like myself. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

What is the mission of your company or project?

Our mission is to connect and empower creative women through events design to build strong leadership skills to positively impact the development and confidence in women and children everywhere.

She Is Inc launched in March of 2019 as a networking platform for creative women to come together to connect, learn and collaborate. As our community began to grow, we wanted to spread the importance of not only being influencers through our creativity but also being impactors in our communities. 

In October of 2019 we decided to practice what we preach and launch our nonprofit chapter known as our G.E.M.S Program...

Describe the problem you are solving.

Presently, our young women are dealing with societal pressures regarding self-image thanks to social media. In fact, in 2017 an article published in The Guardian highlighted that 1 in 3 young women believe they must present a perfect image on Instagram.

It's also worth mentioning that 2 out of 3 social media users, report experiencing depression-60% of those users were women.

What is G.E.M.S?

G.E.M.S (Girls Empowered Mentoring Space) is a safe space for adolescent girls to come together, support each other, talk to each other regularly, and gain enough confidence to know they are not alone.

Our vision for G.E.M.S is to create a safe space for our girls to be vulnerable and most importantly themselves. 

Why are you seeking funding and how will you spend the funding?.

With your support we will be able to implement our G.E.M.S Program in multiple schools ensuring that our young girls are properly equipped to succeed in both their academic and personal lives.

Who is on your team?

Celina Arbelaez – Founder & President

Cordelia Seckler-Events Coordinator

Joely Saravia-Program Coordinator

Genesis Rodriguez-Fundraising Coordinator 

Follow us on Instagram: @sheisinc_

Thank you for your support in helping us make an impact in our young girls’ lives!

 

 

 

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Growing up I was expected to look a certain way, act a certain way and talk a certain way. My parents pastored a few churches and my siblings and I followed their every move like ducks in a row. Everyone thought we were the perfect family. Beautiful parents who made the ultimate power couple and their talented and even more beautiful children. We were praised, admired and envied. Yet, little did anyone know what transpired when we said our good byes and shut the door to our home. No one knew the secrets, the lies, the betrayals and the sacrifices. If not for an amazing woman of God, I don't know how'd we survive the horrors we endured. This woman protected us with all she could, put herself in danger's path for us, held us together with all her might and fell on her face before God for us. This woman is my mother.
Only the love of a mother could endure the storms we faced. The older I became the more I knew, and the more I knew, the more compelled I was to share her story. Her story of abuse, ridicule and pain. Her story of triumph, revelation and joy. Her story is my story. Her story is my brothers' story. Her story is my sister's story. Her story is your story. It's time the curtain was pulled back and the story was told. This is the time to break generational curses and stop all types of abuse. This is PREVAIL - The Process of Overcoming.

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  • As a thank you for supporting our mission to provide social impact opportunities in unconventional ways, we will add your name + business to a dedicated page on sheisinc.org!

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Prevail:The Process of Overcoming (Book)

Prevail: The Process of Overcoming by Jinary Arce-Cotto

Growing up I was expected to look a certain way, act a certain way and talk a certain way. My parents pastored a few churches and my siblings and I followed their every move like ducks in a row. Everyone thought we were the perfect family. Beautiful parents who made the ultimate power couple and their talented and even more beautiful children. We were praised, admired and envied. Yet, little did anyone know what transpired when we said our good byes and shut the door to our home. No one knew the secrets, the lies, the betrayals and the sacrifices. If not for an amazing woman of God, I don't know how'd we survive the horrors we endured. This woman protected us with all she could, put herself in danger's path for us, held us together with all her might and fell on her face before God for us. This woman is my mother.
Only the love of a mother could endure the storms we faced. The older I became the more I knew, and the more I knew, the more compelled I was to share her story. Her story of abuse, ridicule and pain. Her story of triumph, revelation and joy. Her story is my story. Her story is my brothers' story. Her story is my sister's story. Her story is your story. It's time the curtain was pulled back and the story was told. This is the time to break generational curses and stop all types of abuse. This is PREVAIL - The Process of Overcoming.

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We appreciate the men in our lives who support us women. Thank you for supporting us in shaping our young girls lives.

HE IS APPRECIATED! 

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She Is Supportive AF!
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  • A dedicated shoutout to you and your brand on our IG Stories!
  • As a thank you for supporting our mission to provide social impact opportunities in unconventional ways, we will add your name + business to a dedicated page on sheisinc.org!

Please provide your shipping information, size and IG handle so we may shout you out :) 

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  • She Is T-shirt
  • A dedicated shoutout to you and your brand on our IG Stories!
  • As a thank you for supporting our mission to provide social impact opportunities in unconventional ways, we will add your name + business to a dedicated page on sheisinc.org!
  • Eternal She Is gratitude for your generosity! We'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.

Please provide your shipping information, size and IG handle so we may shout you out :) 

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