HERlead in the News

Freshman Announces City Council Candidacy

April 1, 2017 Harvard Crimson

Nadya Okamoto, first-year Harvard student, announces candidacy for City Council

Local teen Nadya Okamoto runs for public office in Massachusetts

March 29, 2017 Portland Tribune

The Root’s Young Futurists of 2017 Will Put Your Life to Shame

March 16, 2017 The Root

Grant High School kicks off 'Period Week' on International Women's Day

March 8, 2017 Portland Tribune

Greenville teen launches Youth Interfaith

February 22, 2017 Greenville Online

Harvard Freshman Nadya Okamoto Is at the Forefront of Menstrual Rights

February 17, 2017 Study Breaks

Eden Prairie High School hosts 'Positively Post-It' event

January 24, 2017 Eden Prarie News

Portland teen makes a difference for women worldwide

December 26, 2016 KGW Portland

Students Work to Raise Awareness of Feminine Hygiene

December 9, 2016 The Harvard Crimson

Meet Harvard’s ‘Period Girl,’ a College Freshman Who’s Changing the Conversation About Menstruation

November 28, 2016 New York Magazine

GCHS student awarded grant by ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative

November 18, 2016 The Garden City News

This Teenager Is Changing The World, One Tampon At A Time

November 16, 2016 Oxygen

Do Your Part: School of Doodle

November 15, 2016 Ray-Ban

Eden Prairie student plans summer camp for girls

November 5, 2016 Eden Prairie News

Homeless People Get Much-Needed Tampons, Pads Thanks To Teen’s Nonprofit

October 19, 2016 Huffington Post

Camions of Care: The Teen-Led Organization Giving Tampons to Homeless Women

October 18, 2016 Allure

Harvard student who was homeless as a teen draws on her own experiences to create a pioneering scheme that provides women living on the street with free menstrual hygiene products

October 13, 2016 Daily Mail

Poverty turns schools into suppliers of everyday needs

Harvard 'Period Girl' Nadya Okamoto Helps Lead the 'Menstrual Equity Movement'

September 29, 2016 NBC News

Mixed Emotions Over Black Lives Matter Flag on UVM's Campus

September 23, 2016 My champlain Valley

Michelle Obama Moved To Tears After Hearing Young Poets Read Their Work

September 8, 2016 The Huffington Post

Young Philanthropist Lauren Seroyer Honored at the 2016 McDonald’s 365 Black Awards

September 8, 2016 Essence

From Homelessness to Helping Women Around World Get Menstrual Care

September 7, 2016 The Daily Free Press

Seeds of Peace: Where Learning Happens

September 6, 2016 The Huffington Post

School of Doodle by Kiki Allgeier

September 1, 2016 Ray-Ban Films

Peachtree Ridge siblings expand CARE closet concept

August 30, 2016 Gwinnett Daily Post

Students feed their friends

Student's poem to appear in anthology

August 25, 2016 Thousand Oaks Acorn

Threads for Teens

August 23, 2016 KGWN

21 Under 21

August 17, 2016 Teen Vogue

Moorhead teen selected for national leadership training

August 13, 2016 INFORUM

Afghanistan: Civility And Consciousness vs. Tyranny And Discrimination

August 8, 2016 Huffington Post

Exclusive Interview with Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate of the West and U.N. Youth Delegate

July 26, 2016 Project: GirlSpire

Milken Names 15 High School Seniors as Scholarship Recipients

July 18, 2016 Santa Monica Observer

Santa Monica students win Milken scholarships

July 14, 2016 Santa Monica Daily Press

Gwinnett teen who started food pantry getting national recognition

July 9, 2016 Gwinnett Daily Post

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Senior Year

June 27, 2016 Huffington Post

Ode to a Summer Dress

June 23, 2016 The Wall Street Journal

The 4 Best Days of My Life: How the ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum Changed My Perspective on Life

June 22, 2016 GirlSpire

Florence High student organizing free summer learning program

June 16, 2016 Times Daily

Formerly Homeless Teen Says Tampons Are Key to Global Development. Period.

June 16, 2016 News for a Better Future

Amanda Gorman Has New Sights Set on Literacy

May 20, 2016 Santa Monica Mirror

Portland's Alisha Zhao named one of nation's top 10 teen volunteers

May 2, 2016 The Oregonian

Sarabeth Davis, a senior at St. Luke’s School, brings her Sea Smarts project to Carver

Emory Scholars bring back lessons from Hult Prize competition

March 29, 2016 Emory New Center

6 Things Girls Can Do to Change the World

March 17, 2016 Maria Shriver

Glen Rock Editor Named High School Journalist of the Year

March 1, 2016

EPHS hosts 'Positively Post-It' campaign

February 15, 2016 Eden Prairie News

Oregon's Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 21st Annual National Awards Program

February 10, 2016 Business Wire

Florida's Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 21st Annual National Awards Program

February 9, 2016 Business Wire

Trust Women 2015 Conference: Confronting Pressing Issues of our Time

January 27, 2016 Huffington Post

Student Entrepreneurship Team to Compete in Shanghai

January 27, 2016 The Emory Wheel

Artful Win

January 26, 2016 San Antonio Magazine

Amigos de Jesus: A Place for Kids to Be Kids

December 19, 2015 The Huffington Post

Local business gives back by supporting non-profits for children with disabilities

November 11, 2015 KY3

For teens with cancer, Loyola student’s stylish hats aimed at building confidence

November 9, 2015 The New Orleans Advocate

Kids Helping Kids heads back to the kitchen

November 6, 2015 stamford advocate

Character Sketch PDX: Nadya Okamoto

October 28, 2015 Willamette Week

Local Students Recognized for Positivity Campaign

October 26, 2015 WCTV

Eden Prairie student gets grant to start girls' summer camp

October 22, 2015 SWNewsMedia.com

Libertyville teen's exceptional life launched by helping others

October 20, 2015 Chicago Tribune

Eden Prairie's Katherine Yan awarded ANNPower grant

October 16, 2015 SWNewsMedia.com

Illinois teens selected for national women's mentoring program

October 4, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times

High School Student Caleigh Steele Creates Photography Project to Support Women with Breast Cancer

October 1, 2015 People

Teen shares inspiring story of her efforts to help women in need

September 24, 2015 Lake Oswego Review

Tallahassee student's positivity campaign pays it forward

September 16, 2015 Tallahassee Democrat

Portland teen hopes her work with homeless kids will help break the cycle of poverty

August 31, 2015 The Oregonian

The Summer Wind of Change

July 31, 2015 Huffington Post

President Bill Clinton, Vital Voices Global Partnership Celebrate Groundbreaking Women from around the World

June 17, 2015 IT Business Net

Actress Jennifer Morrison offers teen girls advice: be brave, fight for your fairy tale and don't be a jerk

June 16, 2015 The Washington Post

Jennifer Morrison: 'Women Aren't Always Very Nice to Women' in Show Business

June 16, 2015 People

Teen-launched Nonprofit Breaks Social Boundaries

June 11, 2015 The Lund Report

Bellevue senior's fish tale led to coveted spot at international science competition

May 13, 2015 The Seattle Times

ANN INC and Vital Voices Global Partnership Announce 2015 ANNpower Fellows

May 13, 2015 ANN INC

How a Mother's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Inspired a Teen's Incredible Photo Project

May 8, 2015 Teen Vogue

Rachel Evans, One of 50 Girls Receives Tri-Country Award

May 7, 2015 The Community Voice

Portland Teen's Project to Help Homeless Women, Camions of Care, Wins National Recognition

May 6, 2015 Oregan Live

Volunteers of year epitomize passion, commitment

May 1, 2015 Tallahassee Democrat

Young Activist Organizes Capitol March Against Human Trafficking

April 20, 2015 WFSU News

Hasbro and generationON Name Ten Extraordinary Youth as Hasbro Community Action Heroes for Their Efforts to Change the World

April 14, 2015 Hasbro

Findley Fighting for Human Trafficking Awareness

April 13, 2015 Tallahassee Democrat

Pittsburgh Chess Tournament Supports Girls

March 30, 2015 The Pitt News

Here’s How One 17-Year-Old Girl Is Trying To Make Your Life Better

March 6, 2015 gURL.com

Homeless Solutions honors Long Valley teen

February 4, 2015 Observer-Tribune

Riverdale teen becomes face of Ann Taylor's national female leadership campaign

February 2, 2015 New York Daily News

ANNpower Launches Search for Girls Who Want to Change the World

January 20, 2015 ANN INC.

EP Student Attends International Leadership Conference

December 31, 2014 SW News Media

Deltona Senior Receives ANNpower Grant for Girls' STEM Summer Camp

November 6, 2014 The Daytona Beach News Journal

Threads for Teens boosts wardrobes and self-esteem

September 25, 2014 Penn Current

ANN INC. and Vital Voices Award 40 ANNpower Grants to Future Women Leaders

September 22, 2014 ANN INC.

Three Teenagers Created an App to Document Police Abuse

August 15, 2014 Business Insider

You Can't Check Activism Off a To Do List

July 14, 2014 Vital Voices

Hometown: Tabb Teen Participates in D.C. Leadership Forum

July 10, 2014 Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Who Run the World: The Next Generation of Girl Leaders Speaks Out

June 23, 2014 Teen Vogue

Issues-oriented, with a heart: Daniella Wenger

June 11, 2014 Jewish Journal

Junior one of 50 picked for leadership seminar

May 31, 2014 Florida Today

Girls Get In The Ring

May 28, 2014 New Haven Independent

New Canaan student named ANNpower fellow

May 10, 2014 New Canaan News

Sophomore at Ben Franklin in New Orleans Chosen to Attend Leadership Forum in Washington D.C.

April 28, 2014 The Times-Picayune

Germantown Teen Selected as ANNpower Fellow for Leadership Potential

April 24, 2014 Germantown Patch

ANN INC. and Vital Voices Global Partnership Announce 2014 ANNpower Fellows

April 23, 2014 ANN INC.

Montco teen waging war on genocide

April 19, 2014 The Philadelphia Inquirer

A Clovis Friend's Tragedy Leads to 1,300 Pajamas for Donation

March 9, 2014 The Fresno Bee

Ann Inc. Offers Mentorship, Money to Young Community Leaders

February 19, 2014 Tampa Bay Times

Carrboro Teen Pursues Passion for Equality in Myanmar

January 31, 2014 Chapel Hill News

Know a Girl Who Wants to Change the World?

January 17, 2014 ANN INC.

Youth Fights Against Child Abuse

November 25, 2013 N-Punto

Youth recognized for philanthropic efforts

November 15, 2013 Hometown News

Scout’s Honor

November 6, 2013 Pomona College Magazine

Leonardtown Teen Creates Program to Offer Free Swimming Lessons

November 6, 2013 Southern Maryland News

2013 National Philanthropy Day Award recipients announced

October 29, 2013 TCPalm

Quincy student grows networking event with help of national grant

October 15, 2013 Boston.com

Shorewood student empowers women through chess

October 1, 2013 Shorewood Now

Kate Hudson teams up with ANN INC. to empower emerging young female leaders

September 26, 2013 StyleList.com

Lessons from the Front Lines of Women's Leadership

September 26, 2013 Clinton Global Initiative 2013

Group of teen girls awarded ANNpower national grants

September 23, 2013 Examiner.com

ANN INC. and Vital Voices Award Twenty ANNpower Project Grants to Emerging Female Leaders

September 17, 2013 Market Watch

Ann At Work: Alyse Nelson Of Vital Voices

August 27, 2013 Ann Taylor Blog

Waltham Girl Scout receives Gold Award

July 3, 2013 Wicked Local Waltham

Achiever | Assumption student attends leadership forum

July 2, 2013 The Courier-Journal

Theater Connection: My ANNpower Story

June 27, 2013 Vital Voices

EPA's Presidential Environmental Award goes to Balls-Go-Round

June 25, 2013 TCPalm

Girls Leading Change

June 21, 2013 Vital Voices

'Threads for Teens' Tour Stops in Seattle to Give Girls New Outfits

June 13, 2013 King 5

A Teen's Take: Tori Sausse on meeting influential women at a forum in Washington, D.C.

June 5, 2013 The Advocate

Cooking Up a Change

May 20, 2013 Vital Voices

The 2013 ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum

May 7, 2013 Vital Voices

Council honors 2 outstanding women

April 29, 2013 The Princeton Packet

My Unusual Path to the C-suite

April 15, 2013 Huffington Post Impact

Learning to Lead

April 11, 2013 wcaty

Greensboro Day student is a ‘Vital Voice’

April 10, 2013 News and Record

Stamford Teen Attends ANNpower Leadership Forum

April 10, 2013 StamfordPatch

Davidson Day junior attends leadership program in D.C.

April 10, 2013 Charlotte Observer

Flom attends leadership forum


Harrison Student Selected as ANNpower Fellow

April 9, 2013 HarrisonPatch

Mansfield Student Leading Change at National Leadership Forum

April 8, 2013 Mansfield Patch

7 Celebrities Doing Good for Women & Girls

April 6, 2013 care2

Cranford High School junior is one of 50 women selected as ANNpower Fellow

April 5, 2013 Cranford Chronicle

Second Annual ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum Inspires and Empowers the Next Generation of Women Leaders

April 5, 2013 ANN INC.

Kate Hudson Talks Fashion in Her First Motivational Speech

April 3, 2013 POPSUGAR

Teen from St. Luke's School Goes to ANNpower Leadership Conference

April 3, 2013 New Canaan Patch

Kate Hudson Visits the Capital

April 3, 2013 Women's Wear Daily

Kate Hudson, Kay Krill Address ANNpower Fellows

April 3, 2013 Women's Wear Daily

Actress Kate Hudson 'Has It All' During Event Promoting Leadership Skills in Washington

April 3, 2013 National Journal

Kate Hudson on Girl Power, Role Models, & How To Have It All

April 3, 2013 Refinery29

Kate Hudson Talks Career Paths With Teen Girls

April 2, 2013 AP

Kate Hudson surprises teenage girls in Washington with mentoring session

April 2, 2013 The Washington Post

Female Leader Honored by ANN INC.

March 21, 2013 The Voice-Tribune

Girl Scout Honor: An ANNpower Story

March 12, 2013 Vital Voices

Video: Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen Raise Awareness About Palm Oil in Girl Scout Cookies

March 1, 2013 Good Food

ANN INC. and Vital Voices Global Partnership Announce 2013 ANNpower Fellows

March 1, 2013 ANN INC.

Announcing the 2013 ANNpower Fellows

March 1, 2013 Vital Voices

Lane crowned 1st Runner Up

February 27, 2013 Village News

Mary-Brent Brown named a 2013 Esprit de Femme Award winner

February 25, 2013 The Times-Picayune

Creative Change: Fighting Injustice Through Youth Art

February 20, 2013 Vital Voices

Western Colorado Leadership Summit

February 15, 2013 Colorado Radio

A Summit in Leadership and Mentorship

February 7, 2013 Vital Voices

Chapel Hill Student Starts Nonprofit to Help Women

February 1, 2013 Carolina Parent

World-Renowned Actress Kate Hudson Joins Advisory Council for ANN INC.'s ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative

January 24, 2013 ANN INC.

ANN INC. and Vital Voices Global Partnership Launch National Search To Find The Next Generation Of Women Leaders

January 4, 2013 ANN INC.

Tallahassee native inspires women to 'pay it forward'

December 10, 2012 fsunews.com

Grant to fuel teen’s project to help women

December 9, 2012 News and Observer

2012 ANNpower Grant Recipients launch projects across the United States

December 7, 2012 Vital Voices

Ann Taylor CEO Reveals Her Most Important Career Lesson

December 5, 2012 Forbes

Senior wins ANNpower Vital Voices grant

December 2, 2012 Silver Chips

Powering up involvement: Montrose High student wins grant for youth leadership endeavor

November 22, 2012 Montrose Press

Silver Spring student wins grant to help fellow immigrants

November 20, 2012 Gazette.net

Allyson Ahlstrom: Teen Nick Halo Awards 2012 Honoree

November 19, 2012 Teen Nick


November 17, 2012 Washington Examiner

ANN INC. and Vital Voices Global Partnership Award Fourteen ANNpower Project Grants to Emerging Female Leaders

November 12, 2012 ANN INC.

ANN INC. Announces ANNpower 'Commitment to Action' at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 25, 2012 ANN INC.

Kids Wanna Help: An ANNpower Story

September 11, 2012 Vital Voices

The Afghan Youth Reading Association: An ANNpower Story

September 4, 2012 Vital Voices

St. Luke's Lindsay Bralower Chosen as ANNpower Fellow

June 12, 2012 St. Luke's School

ANN INC., Parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership Announce 2012 ANNpower Fellows

May 11, 2012 ANN INC.

ANN INC.'s ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program during the Month of March

March 2, 2012 ANN INC.

ANN INC., Parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, Commits $1.3 Million to Vital Voices Global Partnership to Launch ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative to Build and Empower National Network of Young Women Leaders

October 24, 2011 ANN INC.

What is ANNpower?

October 12, 2011 Forbes